I have received several comments suggesting that I might be happy with a Class B RV. I think I would definitely enjoy traveling in one except for the cost. I have always thought that they are outrageously priced for what you get. Having lived and traveled in a 5th wheel I am aware of all the things that go wrong with the appliances, which are way overpriced to begin with - the fridge for example - and there isn't much you can do but pay, and pay, and keep on paying for repairs that probably won't fix the problem for long. So if you buy a Class B, you are getting a pretty nice van with the overpriced appliances, running the total cost way up to outrageous, and you will probably always have trouble with one appliance or system after another.
I think that is why I would like to travel with a teardrop camper - a place to sleep comfortably, and a rear hatch that opens up to kitchen equipment such as a propane stove, cooler, even a sink if you want to be bothered with one. There is an upgrade for just about every feature on the camper, so if you want a fridge rather than a cooler, you can have one. For full-time living I prefer the luxury of appliances, but for camping I don't mind actually "camping" without the amenities associated with home.
But what does it matter, as I will no doubt do the same as I've been doing, although traveling in April makes me wish I had a little more options than a tent for sleeping. I've set up my tent in snow many times, but then I was in my mid-50's.
Joe came by with the girls yesterday afternoon, and they found snacks to eat that weren't even in my "kids' snack cabinet"! They are so sweet and while Joe and I sat outside and talked, they ran in and out and stopped by every now and then to give me a hug and say "I love you, Grandma". Pure heaven!
Joe removed the covering on the swamp cooler but it's doubtful I'll need it until I return from NY - which will bring me into Sacramento in unbearably warm weather.
He also helped me set up my backpacking tent, and then measured and cut the tyvek ground cover. I'm glad he did it because he is much more careful and precise than I am now. I used to be careful and precise, but now I've turned into my mother and the way she did such aggravating things as she aged are now the way I do them. Just do it and get it over with!
I just came in from spending about an hour pulling weeds and spraying those that don't pull up easily. I've found that no matter what solution I use to get rid of the weeds, they come back before I can barely blink an eye. Yesterday Joe suggested I order a big load of rocks and have them dumped in the driveway, and that he, Steve, and Donald can spread them over the yard. Steve and Donald probably don't know this yet! I think I'll do it when I get back.
Before going out to pull weeds I spent a lot of time looking online at used Class B RV's. They are larger than I should be driving, and not quite large enough to try to live in. I could have lived in one full time several years ago, but not now. I'm not even going to think any more about it, but will keep my eye open for a teardrop when the time is right for me to buy one.
What the hell is going on with Google now? This is not the font I selected and I can't get it to change. I wish there was a blog program that is as easy to use as blogger, but provided by a smaller company than Google. I definitely don't think blogs are their priority,