Reuniting with friends and family, enjoying a peaceful parking spot (with no other RVs in sight), revisiting all our favorite spots, feasting on local produce, and never having to look up directions…it’s all part of our “easy living” visit to Vermont.
When you’re constantly in travel and exploration mode it’s easy to forget the simple joy of being somewhere familiar. Somewhere where you already know the best hiking spots and places to eat, and you never need to use Google to get to the grocery store. It’s also easy to forget the ease of spending time with old friends who you don’t need to explain your whole life story to, or answer the same questions about RVing over and over again.
That’s not to say we don’t still love the thrill of the road and meeting new people — in fact, I just made some much anticipated reservations for Cape Cod in October — but for right now we sure are enjoying the easy life in Vermont.
Instead of moving around like we did during our last VT visit, this year we decided it would be more relaxing to stay in one place the whole time. Luckily, we have some generous friends with an incredible back yard who don’t mind that we’ve essentially moved in for a month and half. It’s kind of a perfect set-up as they have an old cement pad way off in the corner of their yard where a mobile home used to sit. Not only is this a nice, level spot to park, but it also comes with a sewer hook-up! You heard that right, free camping in a quiet setting with a sewer hook-up. As non-RVers, I’m not sure our friends even know how amazing this is. We don’t have power or water, but we do have plenty of sun for our solar panels and a nearby outside spigot to fill our water tank.
In addition to a place to dump our tanks, we also have access to a bountiful garden, cute chickens roaming around, a couple cats who come visit us, and sometimes even nice children who arrive at our doorstep with homemade baked goods and fresh picked garden produce.
We also occasionally have incredible out-the-door sunset views.
So yeah, the living is easy here in Vermont. We’ve been busy exploring and getting out as much as possible in between social visits. We’ll be here for another four weeks before we start slowly making our way south to the Florida Keys for the winter. Until then you can find us out back behind the garage and woodpile, enjoying the easy life.