There are different kinds of RV full timers. Some travel constantly, never staying in one place more than a month or so, others just decide that they like the RV lifestyle and the relatively inexpensive cost of living and decide to make an RV their permanent home. Those who travel full time are usually either retired or have figured out how to make their living from a non-location dependent source. Some do so off grid and others stay in parks or in the yards of friends or family.
We land somewhere in the middle of these… We live in an RV park in a somewhat permanent way, although we have no lease agreement and could theoretically leave whenever we want to. We travel frequently for work and pleasure and we are working on creating our non location dependent income.
We took a few short trips over the past year and a couple of bigger trips too.
In July we took a two week trip to Northern Wisconsin to visit family and friends in between doing short jaunts around Texas for work. In the Fall we did a big trip, about a month, to Florida for a combination of work and visiting family. We even managed to get a little bit of beach time in too!
So, what do “trailerites” do over the Holidays? We decided to take a quick trip to a historic German town in Texas called Fredericksburg. We had a ton of fun. This town goes all out decorating for Christmas! It was really wonderful to be able to enjoy all of the lights and decorations without having to put them up or take them down ourselves. We kept it simple in our tiny dwelling. Our camper decorations consisted of two strands of lights inside, our stockings, a decorative throw blanket, a bathroom hand towel and one strand of lights outside. Decorating took about ten to fifteen minutes at most.
What to do with all of that extra time??? Well, we wrote this new Christmas song, Christmas in the Camper, and made this video while on our Holiday in Fredericksburg. It is our Christmas gift for friends, family, fellow full timers and those interested in the lifestyle. We had a ton of fun recording the song and making the video in the camper… We had to do something to keep ourselves busy after all!
I hope you enjoy it!
Rob had been working on this melody that he came up with for a few weeks and I said, “that sounds like a Christmas song.” We finished the lyrics and recorded it on Christmas day with the spirit of the season in our hearts. We were able to finish filming the video and Rob had it edited by Christmas night. It was a really fun project. May the spirit of Christmas be with you and yours throughout the whole year!