Sep 4, 2009 - Musings, Personal    2 Comments

Retrospective: A Year On the Road

It was a year ago today that I first hit the road as a very green full-time RVer wannabe! In some ways, the year has flown by, but in others it feels like it has been a decade since I left Ottawa.

I’ve covered some 10,000km in that year, visiting more of Canada than I would have seen in a lifetime of stickhouse living.

This past year I have learned about RV plumbing, electricity, and propane; crunched Miranda (and the toad) more than I would have liked; met pleasantly insane and not so pleasantly insane people; made new friends; conquered fears; fulfilled my dreams of hiking the Chilkoot Pass and seeing the Klondike; slept at more Walmarts than I can count and beautiful rustic campgrounds; worked at a bunch of different jobs; and in the process finally figured out just what it is I want to do with my one wild and precious life.

My plans for year two are positively sedate in comparison, but this will be the year of settling in, testing new systems, and laying a solid foundation upon the dreams formed during year one. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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  • Happy anniversary! Your full-timing anniversary is very close to ours. We made it to five years last week and like you, are amazed at the variety of the life. Our mamas didn’t raise us to sleep at WalMart, yet we do a lot of that 🙂

    May your next year be just as amazing, if a little more staid…

  • Thanks, Louise! I can’t believe how long I’ve been following you guys, at least three years.

    My mother has decided to no longer blink at all the pics of Miranda in the various Walmarts of Canada. 😀

    Oh, I’m sure there will be plenty of adventure ahead, even if there will be a lot less unknown…

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