What do you do all day? It’s a question fulltime RVers get asked all the time. The real question is, how can we cram another twelve hours into every day to get all of the things done we want to?
RVers have many hobbies that fit perfectly into our lifestyle, offering plenty of opportunities to get outside and exercise, or to keep us occupied inside when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
If you like getting out on the water but don’t want the hassle of towing a boat around, an inflatable Sea Eagle kayak is lightweight, easy to store, and indestructible. We have paddled our Sea Eagles everywhere from lakes and rivers in the Midwest to the Florida Keys.
Indoor hobbies include everything from scrapbooking to beading to weaving and spinning.
Sometimes you have to be creative to make it work, but anything’s possible. You name it, and with just a little bit of ingenuity there’s a way to take your hobby on the road and enjoy it wherever your travels may take you. Miss Terry’s full size Baby Wolf loom folds up for storage when we are on the road, as does her Lendrum spinning wheel. We’ve also seen an RV with a portable quilt frame.
We have met RVers who were busy making stained glass windows, building dollhouses and playing music under their awnings in campgrounds from coast to coast. Many RV resorts have organized activities that center around hobbies including lapidary, woodcarving, and square dancing. This is a great way to learn more, share your skills, and make new friends. A lot of RV parks also hold jam sessions for their guests who like to play music.
Photography has always been a popular activity and one that fits perfectly with RVing. Digital cameras and photo editing software make it easy to produce amazing photo collections and albums.
Genealogy is another hobby that is tailored for the RV lifestyle. It is one thing to know that your great great-uncle Angus is buried in a family plot on land he farmed in Missouri, and quite another to be able to travel to the old family farm and actually walk the land your ancestors tilled and pay your respects in person at their gravesites.
What are some of your hobbies that fit well with the RV lifestyle?
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Thought For The Day – Consistency: the last refuge of the unimaginative.