It's been a while since we last wrote, and for that we apologize. However, it's been one heck of a summer break for us, and we're gearing up to get back on the road. Many people think that because it seems like we're on a perpetual vacation traveling full time in the RV, downtime and breaks are unnecessary. But really, this summer was much-needed. We've been on-the-go for almost a year now, and by on-the-go, we really hopped around the country quite a bit. As you can see in the map above, that was pretty much our route for the better part of the year last year. Granted a whole lot of places we stopped are left off that map, but it was quite a journey nonetheless.
It was nice to be in Chicago for a few months, getting our bearings, fixing up Maude, and planning for the next year of our lives.
We've made some moves with Maude this summer, replacing her batteries, giving her a HUGE scrub down inside and out, and fixing a lot of the little things inside the RV. For example, our roller shade on the door no longer rolled and was stuck in a perpetual down position. So, we watched a YouTube video, wound that puppy back up and now it's good to go! Or our skylight shade, which has a plastic handle that snapped one day. Turns out, some of these replacement parts are a) SUPER hard to find and b) CRAZY expensive. In order to replace that ONE shade, it would've been over $200. We got creative and found a way to repair the handle without needing to replace it fully.
It really was a summer of making moves. Maude's fully re-caulked, repaired, and re-energized for what's to come in this new year.
It's looking like we'll officially be hitting the road in the next couple of weeks, ready for more adventures and all new exploration. See you on the road!
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