Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fellow Travelers

We met some kindred spirits during our excursion to Ojo Caliente yesterday. Jenni and Doug were on Day 2 of their new life as permanent residents of their small RV! Also from Santa Fe, these two have decided to simplify their lives and take to the road. We took a tour of their home and got some great ideas for the wagon.

I haven't been inside an RV since I was probably 10 years old, and for me the most exciting thing was the chance to investigate their hookups. Since we'll be staying at RV parks while we travel, I thought it would be nice to have to option to make us of the water and electricity hookups that are typically included at an RV site. I wasn't sure how this would work, especially without a holding tank for water. Turns out it's basically as simple as installing a hose with a standard end and a standard electrical box. We're going to consider adding these hookups to allow us to conserve the energy and especially the water we bring on board with us. While we want to be as self-sufficient as possible, it would be nice to have the option.

It was great to chat with these two about all the considerations of mobile life. Us gypsies have concerns that bore most people. What's the best way to secure objects while on the move? Does that table do double duty? (It better!) Gleaning ideas from Jenni and Doug made us anxious to get home and finish our project. (But not until we'd had a nice good soak in the springs...) Happy trails, you two!

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