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"Ten days." I looked at Rog and said those words again, "ten days." How did time fly by so quickly? While it felt like the last three years have taken a lifetime, we've hardly had a chance to catch our breath here in Western Pennsylvania.

This area has hosted the very first leg of our rotation and fulltime RV-ing journey, so it's been quite an experience. While I wish that we had more time to explore the area (it's so beautiful!), it's been mostly a learning experience about every aspect of our new lifestyle.

So here are some things that I wanted to touch on about our journey so far:


three things I've loved
one// being in a more rural area. City living wasn't for either of us, and we've really enjoyed the lack of traffic, the fireflies and peepers, and the quietness of our little campground.
two// dickson city. I really do love having access to most of the stores that we enjoyed in New England. Nearby Dickson City has virtually every store and restaurant that you could want, and we've loved that.
three// the pocono mountains. Don't even get me started on the gorgeous mountains. I wish we had had more time to explore and hike, but they're even just pretty to look at.

three things I'll miss
one// being so close to family. We spent years being an eight hour drive from home, and when we move to Wyoming, we'll be a 26 hour drive from home, so we've been taking full advantage of the shorter drive.
two// the autopilot country roads. Years ago, I loved leaving Rog's house at midnight and driving the 25 minutes home on familiar, relaxing roads. Nothing was relaxing about New England driving, so the roads here have made me smile.
three// our awesome neighbors. Our neighbors at this campground have been so helpful and kind, and we can only hope that we'll run into more friendly faces along the way.

three things I've learned
one// laugh it off. As RV newbies, we've run into our fair share of inconveniences. From what I've learned from people who live a similar lifestyle, it's all part of the experience. And as my mother says, "welcome to home ownership." Sure some things have been frustrating, and a few have been downright expensive, but at some point, we just have to look at each other, shrug, and smile.
two// small living isn't for everyone. This is something that is pretty evident when people ask us about our lifestyle. We either get, "So, how's it going?!" with a gigantic smile and inquisitive eyes, or we get, "So, how's it going?" with that scrunched up, pity-faced look. And that's okay! We know it's not for everyone, but it's truly been one of the greatest times of our lives so far.
three// our dogs are troopers. Olive and Posy are the absolute best little adventure buddies. Moving out of our apartment was stressful for Olive, but once she realized that we were all going together, she's adjusted well. The RV is home now and it might seem silly, worrying about our dogs, but I'm so glad that they feel the same way.


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