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Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Update on the Flying Faustini’s or, “ So That’s Why They Call Them “Snowbirds”
Some of you knew we were going to sell the whole enchilada (house, etc.), downsize to a postage stamp, live full time in an RV, and have asked me what happened to that plan. You may not be remotely surprised to learn we’ve changed our plans… because you do it, too. That’s us…the Flying Faustini’s. We change plans!I’ll skip the myriad permutations under which our RV plans have gone in the past few months; I’m sure your own life is infinitely more fascinating to you. Instead, I’ll just tell you about today. For isn’t today all any of us really have?
We decided we love our home in Prescott, Arizona too much to let it go (can’t beat four seasons light) so we’re keeping it as a base. Because we miss our friends and family in Whitefish, Montana beyond measure , we’ve decided (like the zillions of pioneers before us) to become official birds of snow…Snowbirdius Americanus. I know, I know. I recently wrote about how we sold and gave away a ton of stuff in preparation for full time RV living. Do I regret it? How loud can I say “NO!” The only question I ask myself is, “What was all that stuff we let go?” I can’t even remember (my husband can, however…he calls it “tools”). I’m happy knowing others are happy having my stuff. Our home is much lovelier and far more orderly with literally half the contents gone.
You might take a look around your own home. Can you picture the change if you got rid of acres of doo dads, duplications of Wal-Mart whatevers, and general layers of stuff ? What I found amazing is our home still retains its great personality and intimate influences of loved ones near and far. Get your home ready to put on the market; you’ll see how good it can really look.
So, we’re not full timing; we’re snowbirding. We have awesome options for docking the RV once we get to Whitefish, Montana and I’ll let you in on some of those secret Big Sky places once we arrive.
Our RV won’t be very crowded, as it’ll just be the two of us, and we think we’re quite wonderful. Summer will find our 16 year old cruising the entire USA with his sister and her family in a Bluebird bus. It’s an incredible adventure story focused on organic farms across the USA, and guaranteed to be worth following. http://bit.ly/i8TYST Nicole’s book on self-sufficiency alone is worth checking out, especially if you think someone may run our country into a ditch and that the bad guys could start running the show. http://bit.ly/fG0qQK I, personally, don’t think that’ll happen, but due to my faith, family, and stored crates of dehydrated food and canned water up the yin yang, it’s all good with me. Note: please skip any comments about whether it’s “yin yang” or “ying yang.” I read the debate and am going with my ear and my Ohio roots.
Early summer will find us heading north through Utah, Idaho and Montana. You’ll see lots of photos, that’s for sure. There is, officially, no place like the Flathead Valley of northwest Montana in the summer; 45 minutes from Glacier Park. What’s not to love?
I’d get a kick out of hearing your Utah, Idaho or Montana stories. If youwrite back we can all get involved with them!
Happy Tales to you and yours,