A summary of our third year of full-time RVing and an update for 2019
I haven’t been posting for over two months. In the last travel-related post we were hanging out at Rufus Landing Recreation Area in Oregon waiting for the Skate America event, which was held in Everett, WA, this year.
David and I are now in Bangkok, Thailand. We’ve taken possession of our condo in Bangkok for about two weeks now and been busy furnishing it since. It turned out when you buy a new home in another country, you have to buy essentially everything. Surprise. I mean every single thing. Q-tips? Yes. A small bottle of salt? Yes. Clothes drying rack? Checked. Squeegee for the shower? That too. Actually, there was one thing we didn’t have to buy. It’s coasters. We flew a set of sandstone coasters across the ocean with us. We got them from a gift shop at Monument Valley when we visited earlier this year. Just a memento of the Desert Southwest when we spend time here, on the other side of the globe.
So far, our travels have been focused on the US West with part of the year being spent overseas. Next year, however, will be a break from the usual. I’ll elaborate at the end of this post.
In the past years of RVing, we spent most of the year in the US West with part of the time overseas. That changes next year. In 2019, we will be in Thailand for an entire year. David will be taking Thai language lessons beginning in January. We will take a couple of months away from Thailand to visit Switzerland and Italy in the fall. We will return to RVing in the US in the spring of 2020. That is a long time to be away from Stimpy and Ren, and from RVing. Fortunately, our apartment in Bangkok isn’t much larger than Stimpy, so adjusting back to small spaces of the RV shouldn’t be a problem. I’m sure by the time 2020 rolls around, we will be itching to get back to the RV life again.
We will continue to post updates from Thailand. I hope to post tidbits about Bangkok in near future.
Happy New Year from the unseasonably hot Bangkok, Thailand