Last summer my sister, Margaret, and I came to a decision that will change the course of our lives. Neither of us has traveled as much as we would have liked, and neither of us is getting any younger. These two facts, along with financial considerations, were the impetus to our considering a full-time life as RV nomads.
By last summer, she and I had already been familiarizing ourselves with the nomad lifestyle by watching lots of YouTube videos. The more we discussed it, the more we thought we should try this lifestyle. Margaret already has an RV—a Roadtrek camper van—so, no need to shop for a rig. She and I put our thinking hats on and she came up with the perfect name for our adventure, the Over the Hill Sisters!
In the meantime, we've been slowly preparing for our initiation to living on the road—a two to three month trip up eastern California, Oregon, and Washington and returning to San Diego via the coastal route. As of today, it looks like we'll probably be leaving next weekend. (Ooh, how exciting!)
My daughter is at college in Virginia, and I lost my precious Corgi last year. I've already downsized and simplified my life about as much as is possible. If not now, when? I think the most worrisome aspect of full-time traveling and RV life are our physical limitations, and for me, my paltry finances. At this stage of my life, it's go with my sister, period. I can't be of much help to her financially, but I plan to make up for it in other ways: cleaning, cooking, other chores, and if she requires it, driving. Oh, and with the super-tight quarters, being pleasant will sure help, too. (Her Roadtrek is only 20 feet long bumper-to-bumper, and in addition to the two of us, Margaret recently adopted a tiny dog!)
So, for any of you reading this, I invite you to read more about us and follow our adventures at our blog, Over the Hill Sisters. I've been doing things my own way as valeehill for well over a decade. It may take the two of us a while to get posting-as-a-duo down pat, so please bear with us. I look forward to meeting nice folks on the road and online.
Until our adventure begins...
and now one-half
of the Over the Hill Sisters