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March 2017:existential-gps

I’ve been making my way back to Sedona since the holidays with family back in Georgetown, TX, but I sure am dawdling a lot!  I love not being on any kind of deadline or schedule to be anywhere, so I’m taking full advantage of that.

I took the southern route and stopped at Big Bend National Park, which besides being great, allowed me to cross another wanna-see national park off my list.  I just haven’t had the time to do more than keep up with going through pictures while on the road and posting to friends and family on Facebook so they know where I am.  I haven’t gotten many new website pages done on Big Bend or my other stops (I saw the Marfa lights)!), but I still plan to do that at some point.

One of my favorite stops was at City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico and for those who know of my fascination with rocks, you know I was in total awe of the amazing fromations here.  Click link above for my park overview, then there are 3 other pages on the campground details.

I met Beth, a long-time Facebook friend while staying at Gilbert Ray Campground near Tucson and that’s always fun when you already feel like you know someone from their posts before you even meet in person.

I’m currently resting at a private RV site in Casa Grande, AZ that belongs to another wonderful friend and I’m so thankful for the chance to get caught up with some “real life” details like taxes, etc.  From here, I’ll be visiting a couple of other Arizona State Parks – back to Tucson for Catalina State Park and and Lost Dutchman, and then will be moving north to escape the already too-hot heat in the desert.  I hear the lush green of Oregon calling my name again lately, so I may not be able to resist that much longer.  🙂

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I do post a lot of photos and info on Facebook almost daily as that’s a lot quicker and easier to do, so if you’re into social media, check me out there: Malia Lane Facebook.  My RV related posts are all shared publicly, so you don’t need an account to view them.

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Kismet & Serendipity

Kismet & Serendipity

May, 2013: After a long period of research and trying to decide whether to keep my first motorhome — (“The Great Motorhome Debate“) — I finally decided to do what I really wanted in my heart and bought a new-to-me motorhome! Here are some public pictures I posted to Facebook (you don’t need an account to see them). My new rolling home: 2012 Winnebago Adventurer 35P. And I have finally decided the perfect name for her is “Kismet” given the miraculous way that she came to me. I continue to be amazed at the number of miracles and angels that still come my way to help keep my travel dreams alive.

I am also happy to announce I finally got rid of the nightmare Ford Escape and all the breakdowns and worries caused by it not being safely flat towable as was represented by Ford. I’m so happy with my little Honda Fit! Her name is “Serendipity” since it was yet another happy miracle.

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  • Kenny Betchel

    Congrats on “Kismet” and “Serendipity”, they look great together. I recently did my first 2500 mile “rented RV” trip from Austin to Carlsbad Caverns, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon & Sedona, AZ. I found myself wanting the journey to never end. I’d love to live the life your experiencing and my soul is calling for it full-time. Getting my own rig is next. I just stumbled across your site, thanks for sharing everything!

    • Hey Kenny, thanks for sharing your own journey picture – I loved those places so much, too! I was in those areas early on in my fulltiming lifestyle, so that was a good place to start! 🙂 Good idea to do a “rented” trip and now you’re ready to find your own rolling home – so great!

  • Nancy Sackett

    Hi Malia, After my husband’s death a few years ago, I decided our dream to be FT Rv’ers was over. Now I am wondering why as a single woman I can’t do that. I have to confess that I happily left all the intricacies of the rv to my husband – except for driving our Class C. Now I find that for full-time living I really want a 30-32′ Class A with slide outs. The sales person insists that with a bit of practice my confidence will soar. I hate to admit that right now I’m suffering doubts and fears. I am fine being by myself. It’s just the size and complicated set-up and take-down that strikes fear. What if I goof up? After 40 years as an RN and nursing manager, I remind myself that I have a good mind, a strong body and good health. But …not so much with wrenches and things. What do you think? I really need experienced female voices. _Nancy, Phoenix, AZ
    p.s.: I will start out spending 6 months in OR and 6 months with family in Phoenix. Time I can use to practice and maybe learn from other campers?

    • Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s death, but don’t wonder if you can follow the dream of fulltiming as a single woman. Lots of women have proven that it’s not only possible, but we can rock it!

      The salesman I met with when I was first researching what to get in 2001 told me the same thing – that my confidence would increase with actually driving a larger motorhome. I had never driven anything bigger than a van before and I was pretty petrified, so I wouldn’t even go into a Class A for a long time. Long story, but he was right and I’m very happy with my decision and I absolutely love driving my 35′ motorhome now. It’s ok to keep the nerves sharpened as that contributes to keeping safety always in mind. But it’s not ok to let fear stop you. You’ve got more going for you than against you if you have a good mind, strong body and good health. You don’t have to know it all or do it all with wrenches or anything else. Believe it or not, you can handle any problems that come up as they happen and people are always willing to help.

      Check out some of the other women who have tacked this lifestyle in the other pages I shared. Look in the column to the left and you’ll see several pages with links that should keep you occupied and encouraged!

      • Nancy Sackett

        Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Love your blog btw! I will keep you posted — I’m definitely doing this. I will just handle things as they come up.

        • That’s the spirit, my friend – that attitude will carry you and your new RV – whatever it is or the size – far!

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