Living In Beauty Virtual RV Rally!

Posted May 23, 2020 – Narrated by Carmen and Jim

(Due to the video below, there will be no podcast)

Skies are bluer. The air is clearer. The birds are singing, and we are making the most of our much-deserved time-out as we learn a lesson about our relationship to viruses and Mother Nature.

Our strength grows as we shelter in places …

We walk more, drive less.

Preparing delicious home-cooking makes us healthier. We are surprised to discover that LIB is the best Happy Hour, restaurant and movie theatre in town, and, it’s dog-friendly. Go ahead, Yelp that.

Still, there’s something missing …

Tapping wine glasses with friends on Zoom is a hoot, but we miss the pre-covid hugs and dredging pre-covid tortilla chips through a big bowl of pre-covid guac, and Ubering to a pre-covid concert.

Our concert was cancelled. Maybe yours was, too. We had March tickets to see Chicago for our 45th wedding anniversary. We saw the Band at the San Diego Sports Arena in 1972, our first date.

Also cancelled, was our annual summer Airstream Rally. And, it’s likely that your RV rally was cancelled too.

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Yet, here you are. Here we are. Connecting in a way that would have been impossible thirty years ago, much less during the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918.

It was shaping up to be a bummer-summer until The Airstream Club International Rally invited the speakers to adapt their in-person presentation into virtual presentations.

So we used our COVID-19 time-out to produce our first video about LIB – an introduction to Full-time RV Lifestyle Travel.

Although this video addresses Airstreamers, it covers topics that apply to all RVers whether in trailers, fifth-wheels or motorhomes.

Topics include: statistics, costs, tips, suggested gear, common questions and the true grit and creature comforts of road life. At 38 minutes, it may be the shortest RV rally in history.

So, make yourself at home. Drinks, snacks and pets are welcome.

To participate more fully in this community experience, email us at info@livinginbeauty.net your “sheltering in places” photo and we will post it in the comment section below.

Now, sit back, relax, and let The Virtual LIB Rally begin.

RALLY TOPICS

Downsizing and Divesting
Property and Possessions:
The Clearing

Roadside Preparedness:
Roadside Debacle Busters

Coffee On The Road:
Cafe Beaubeaux

Is Full-timing really Affordable?
Travel Map and Facts

What If I get Locked Out?
Locked Out

What If I get Locked Inside?
Trapped!

Black Water Tank Maintenance
We Met The Enema and
It Is Us


Water Conservation
and Filtering:
Water, Water

Our Favorite Campsites:
Campground Reviews

When Tire Blowouts Happen:
The Blowout of Destiny

Solar Power and Inverter
How-To:
Vinnie Lamica and
That Lucky Ole Sun


Our Solar Set-up:
Hot Stuff

Cork Flooring Installation:
We’re Floored

A Sustainable Travel Schedule:
Groovin’ To The 4-3-2

Full-timing
When Is The Right Time?
The Elephant In The Trailer

Kayaks – The Inflatable Option:
Our Kayaks

To Store Stuff Or
Not To Store Stuff:
It’s Just Stuff

Packin’ The Truck:
Beast of Burden

Bloggers We Follow:
Airstream Travel Blogs
and
RV Travel Blogs

Outfitting The Rig:
Our Gear

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As always, we welcome your comments and are standing by to take questions and receive helpful advice. So, feel free to reach out. Let’s make this presentation and all of the LIB Rally topics listed above an ongoing forum for fellowship and discussion.

If you want to see our exact route, click here.

*photos in this post (unless otherwise noted) were taken and copyrighted by Living In Beauty.


6 thoughts on “Living In Beauty Virtual RV Rally!

  1. I stumbled upon your blog when I googled our upcoming campsite at Myrtle Beach State Park (you stayed in the same one!) and I have decided I want hubby and I to be just like you when we grow up! :). We camp when we can, but we still both work full-time (he’s in the Air Force and I teach). Anyway, I think you guys are the coolest couple ever and would love to have a glass of wine or a beer with you if our camping paths ever cross. Until then, I will continue to live vicariously through you!

    1. Hey Lynne, thank you for reaching out. It seems like only a few months ago we were in Myrtle Beach SP – best beach walks, ever – I hope you have a wonderful vacation there. If you ever think we’re in your area feel free to contact us via email. We would love to meet up for a happy hour.

      Safe and Happy Travels!

      LIB

  2. You are AMAZING and so loving and positive about your dream taking things in stride and always sharing the joy ! Thanks for taking me along and one of my fondest memories is meeting you briefly but memorably on the road my first summer as well in 2016 ❤️

    1. Hey Deborah, glad you enjoyed us ‘sharing the joy.’ This full-time lifestyle is a wonderful way to see North America. So much to see in so little time. We certainly remember meeting you at the missile museum in South Dakota while traveling through the Badlands. “The Badlands,’ what a magical place. Sorry we missed you in Jasper in the summer of 2018. We are sure our paths will cross again some day. Safe travels!

  3. Well that was tons of fun, as usual, and we will never be doing what y’all are doing… but I totally enjoyed the entire presentation and laughed a little at the Avatars! You guys are special… always have been! Live long and prosper!!

    1. Margie, glad you enjoyed the video. We had a blast creating it and hope folks find it helpful and fun. Stay safe out there and we hope to see you soon.

      xoxo,

      Carmen & Jim

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