Happy Friday Everyone!
Another week is ending–is it me or are the weeks just flying by? Maybe I’m just too wrapped up in the world of blogging. Well, this is about to change, because my husband and I are hosting some wonderful friends during the upcoming week. This is definitely what I need to encourage me to take a breather and relax.
I’m giving credit to my friends for inspiring me to show today’s movie on recreational vehicles (RVs, for short). Today they’re driving to DC from Ohio with two toddlers, of ages 5 and 2, and this has made me think about families who enjoy driving across the country appreciating the landscape and historical landmarks up close and personal. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. One of these days it’s going to happen.
How the design of an RV has evolved over the years. It’s all about modern conveniences.
I know that some families enjoy driving across the country in a RV. It is their home away from home, where they can sleep, cook and entertain. They can enjoy the great outdoors using modern conveniences rather than having the more primitive experience of camping in a tent. If they don’t enjoy cooking by a campfire, in today’s RV there’s a fully equipped kitchen. If the weather outside is frightful due to rain or intense heat and humidity, that’s no problem because their RV has the comforts of home. They can sit outside under an awning when it rains or turn on the air conditioner to protect themselves from the heat. If they’re tired from all that driving and want to relax, there are beds, living and dining areas and a bathroom with a shower. There’s even a TV and a DVD player!
Here’s a list of some other modern conveniences in RVs:
- washer and dryer combos;
- A satellite dish hookup for TV programming from any location;
- Satellite internet; and this was done especially with me in mind
- GPS navigation systems
What do the kids get from this experience? They get to meet and socialize with other kids experiencing the RV lifestyle along the way. They get to participate in campground activities, like enjoying a campfire. Maybe, if they’re lucky, someone will tell them scary camp stories.
I’ve read some stories where homeowners have actually sold their homes to live in recreational vehicles. Can you believe that? I can, actually, after reading what kinds of amenities RV’s have to offer. It’s cheaper too even with the cost of fuel and dealership payments.
I want to show you a video that highlights some other features of RVs.
Now you’ve seen some of the features of a modern RV. Ever wondered what past generations experienced? Let’s compare today’s RV from one of yesteryear, 1937 to be precise. Here’s a vintage video highlighting what our ancestors called luxury at the time.
Wouldn’t you agree that RVs have come a long way? But the video does show you the fun times that people had in RVs, even at that time. I think they probably didn’t care as long as they were together as a family, enjoying the great outdoors and the freedom to be mobile.
Let us know, do you own an RV or are you thinking of buying one? Share your thoughts on my Facebook page.
Have a great weekend everyone!