The Adventures Begin
How We Got Here
We are a fun, witty couple who have been together since 1999; yes we survived the Y2K Apocalypse!
Through the years we overcame multiple out of state job relocations, loss of loved ones and a spouse’s drastic health change.
All of the roadblocks made us quickly realized what is important in life, to live every day to the fullest.
But, how does one live life to the fullest? Especially when you are working up to 60-hours a week.
All we knew is our love of traveling by car, exploring all the back-roads, and taking hiking opportunities as they come up.
However, were seldom able to go on adventures because of the corporate world stranglehold.
But one short outing, walking in Glacier National Park (see Melissa’s story) our thought process regarding working for needless stuff changed.
With lots of thought, we decided to sell off everything and purchase a 5th-wheel, we call Bailey.
Now mobile, we will be able to start our next adventure whenever and wherever we want… As a newbie full-time RV living couple.
Where will it Lead
Sharing Our Adventures
When we decided to begin our adventure in RV life we did not find a lot of answers to our questions. Then again, we were not exactly sure what we wanted or needed.
The only thing we knew is we wanted a change from our current lifestyle. However, we had never done anything like this before.
What we found, through countless hours watching videos, was blissful RV living. Couples were traveling continuously without a worry and appeared to have endless money. Sadly, that portrail is not reality, for us.
We are sharing our 5th wheel adventures to capture the day-to day events, providing you with honest experiences.
Maybe this will give you the push you need to take that first step. Or maybe, help you avoid a costly mistake.
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Follow Us Through Our Adventures
Melissa’s gastroparesis (stomach paralysis) set her back for several years. Both in her career and life. Being afraid to eat or go out, was debilitating.
This is when she learned to grab life by the horns and ‘figure it out.’ It took lots of research, trial and error, but she was able to adapt. A loving, supportive husband helped too!
So it goes without saying that this indoorsy, allergy, and asthma prone wife would say ‘yes’ to her husband. Yes, to going on a ‘nature walk’ with him on the famous Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
To Melissa’s surprise she loved it and was hooked! Despite the blisters on her feet from bad shoes, she craved for the next adventure.
That moment changed everything for her, and Don. There was no going back to ‘regular’ life. Now Melissa’s creative flare can shine. She loves planning, organizing, baking, and blogging…with coffee in hand.
Plus, when something breaks, she is right there to learn how to fix it. That is RV life. Never afraid to learn, explore or overcome challenges.
Don is a Marine Veteran with a background in engineering who has a passion for travel and capturing those moments through photography.
After 15 years of working ‘up the ladder’, he started yearning for more than what his career could offer. He found himself reflecting on past travels as a Marine. So it goes without saying, hiking Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest pushed him over the edge.
His desire for adventure grew exponentially after being consumed by nature’s beauty. So many trails and so very little time to see it all. Don found himself asking ‘does the weekend of exploring have to end?’
In March of 2018, Don and his wife Melissa said ‘no, the exploring does not have to end’ by starting Adventure in RV Life.
They hope you tag along in this new adventure of living full-time in an RV. Or at the very least have a good laugh when they post about some mis-adventures.
And See Where It Takes Us
A 2014 Bayhill 320RS 5th wheel by Evergreen RV. Fully loaded it will tip the scales at 14,000 lbs. From hitch to bumper the length is 40’ and overall height of 13’5”. We purchased our “Bailey” from Camping Word in January 2018.
A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD extended cab with a full size bed in Victory Red. The truck has the 6.0l gas motor and a max GVCW of 16,000 lbs. Purchased in July 2017 from AutoNation with only 30,000 miles.