One question we get quite often is, “why don’t you guys stay places longer?”. This is a great question and there are a plethora of reasons why we move on. But, let’s not forget the 27 days we spent in Bend, OR.
- Internet connectivity. This is the number one reason we move on. If we are somewhere that doesn’t have any connection or a weak one, we have to move on. Unfortunately, we have found some AWESOME spots to call home for a week or so but they didn’t have internet, and someone has to pay the bills.
- Safety. Of all the places we have stayed over the months, we haven’t ever really been in fear for our safety. However, there have been some moments when we weren’t real sure what was around us or under us. For example, we found a great little spot in Twin Lakes, CO but the ground rumbled/vibrated so intensely that we decided it best we move on. We couldn’t figure out what was causing the rumbling but figured better safe than sorry. Oh, and one of us has been practicing our marksmanship every day for the last two months, so watch out world!
- Very small town. I love a good ol’ small American town but when there isn’t much to do, we get bored (and hungry) and decide it’s time to move on. Remember how I love a good grocery store? Well, those are hard to come by in very very very small towns. It’s usually just a large gas station that will have a few extra items. None of which are in any way good for you. And remember, we live in a small space, so we can’t just stock up when we are in bigger cities.
- Very big city. We try to avoid big cities at all costs for many reasons, but when we do end up near one we don’t stay for long. It’s usually very expensive and the RV parks are cramped.
- Because we can. This right here is the whole reason we are mobile. We can make a move whenever we want. As a kid I would ask my dad if I could do something and occasionally he would respond with a “No.”. When I would ask why, his response would always be “Because I can.” He’s a hoot.
In reality, we spend on average six days in one place. In the last month we spent ten nights in field outside of Yellowstone park and ten nights in the Tetons with a few nights in between. We plan to be in our current neighborhood for at least eight days.