A PNW Camper Christmas

Merry Christmas!

This year we celebrat a PNW ‘camper’ Christmas. We are newly back to nomadic life after a few years of working to relaunch our wanderlusting lifestyle. We are on wheels, getting started at full time RV living, but we are glad to be home. That may sound like a conflicting statement but its true.

We have been here before.

This is not our first RV Christmas. We did it once years ago when the kids were little in Seeley Lake Montana. We like cozy living. Living small but making the most of what is important.

You see, we have something of a nomadic spirit. We like to wander, seize opportunities, collect new experiences. We love life on the go. That is how we feel most at home (except when I am in the garden).

I think at first it was a bit accidental. My family moved a lot as I was growing up. Then Jim and I got married and couldn’t really decide where to settle. Jim joined the Marine Corps. That moved us around a bit. Then after the Corps, we went back to the PNW but only for a little while. We ended up in Montana living in a ghost town, working in a gold mine, building log cabins, homesteading off-grid land, and then called for a short time to work on the mission field of the South Pacific after training in Australia.

It has been an adventure, to say the least. Now, for some reason, when we try to lay down roots, our wandering feet always end up a bit itchy. We will settle down someday, I am sure. But that day has not come yet.

We invite you to join us on the journey,

…starting with a PNW camper Christmas Eve dinner and then Christmas morning as we are parked at Belfair State Park in Washington State. It actually stopped raining and the sun came out for a day, what a rare gift in the northwest!

Where to next?

After this, we are heading south for a dose of sunshine and vitamin D. We’re parking the RV and flying to Mexico. (Thank you Duolingo, for the Spanish lessons… we definitely need work in that department.) We bought one of those promotional stays at a Cancun all-inclusive resort. We’ll let you know how that goes. After that, it’s a month long stay at an Airbnb in Calderitas, right outside Chetumal near the Belize border. We’re looking forward to seeing friends we’ve met over the last few years and, of course, we’ll be visiting ruins, exploring more cenotes, and consuming our fair share of the local food.

If you want to follow along on our journey, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel or sign-up for our once-a-month ‘On The Go’ Mail Drop. Thanks for stopping by!

And until next time… life is too short to stay in one place. Happy wanderings!

READ MORE: RV Newbie Tips… Challenges and Observations in Our First Few Weeks of RV Life

  • Tania Kenner

    Are you a NOMAD? How did you celebrate Christmas this year? Say hi… we want to hear from you!

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