The moment of truth. Making the transition from conventional living into mobile living via the RV lifestyle. It was both terrifying and exciting.
It was both terrifying and exciting. Between those two emotions, the excitement, however, was definitely winning. We were about to reap the rewards of all of the work and scary changes through which we had just been. At least, we were hoping they would be rewards. We had no idea how we were going to feel. Of course, moving everything in took much longer than expected. As a result, we ended up driving over massive Lookout Pass in the dark for our first RV drive with the car in tow on our way to Missoula from Coeur d’Alene. This aged us about five years.
We arrived at our first campground late at night and chilled out by a fire, soaking it all in. The next morning we woke up to our new life. We rolled out of our super cozy bed in the overhead cab, climbed down the ladder, and made coffee in our little home on wheels. We drank it outside at the picnic table (which we already preferred over having in a regular house) before spending the day in Missoula. Our closet, kitchen and everything we owned was with us and ready to go wherever we wanted it to.
We were already in love. We were free.