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Living In A Tin Can

Homeownership’s supposed to be a cornerstone of the American dream, innit? I mean the damn thing’s right up there with childbirth, ladder-climbing, and religious freedom — all that makes ‘Murica great. Family, faith, fringe-benefits — and freeholdings! I had eschewed the first three as unnecessarily-life-complicating, but got somehow-or-other-sweet-talked into the latter. What the hell was…

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Living In A Tin Can

Travel looks very different for a full-time RVer (like me) than a weekend warrior. Sure, I enjoy the same vacationy-type activities as my sunburnt-tourist compadres — biking, swimming, canoeing, torching hot dogs, throwing up on roller coasters. But at the same time, I’m still managing the daily grind that those escape-artists are trying so desperately…

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Living In A Tin Can

The other day (while toilet-deodorizer-shopping), I had a weekend-warrior-type ask where my rig was parked. I said I was full-timing at blah-de-blah-RV-resort — he responded, “I’ve never camped there before.” I smiled conspiratorially, gave an Eric-Idle-worthy nudge-nudge-wink-wink, and replied, “Neither have I!” Poor dude raised a confused eyebrow, looked at me quizzically, then pulled out…

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Of course housecleaning is no one’s idea of a fun time. (Frankly, very little about home maintenance seems fun to me — especially gardening. I do not understand gardening. Sitting in the hot sun, digging holes, pulling weeds, sweaty, dirty, killing your back and knees — where’s the attraction in that?? Sorry — I digress!)…

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Earlier this year, I attended the annual Alumapalooza rally in Jackson Center for the very first time. This being my first big RV gathering, I didn’t really know what to expect — but while I tremendously enjoyed meeting so many fellow Airstreamers in person, I was surprised at how much in the minority I am…

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