Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What a weird feeling

We are writing this entry from a hotel room. For the first time in almost 2 years we are not sleeping in our RV. We brought our Cameo to our dealer, M&M Camping Center in Trenton MI, to add an awning, for some minor warranty work before our 2 year warranty expires, and some yearly maintenance stuff. With three cats and the technicians being in and out of the unit we were afraid that the cats might get out and that was too much burden to place on M&M.

We had blogged earlier on how nice it is not to have to worry about what to pack on our next adventure because everything we own is with us. Spending a night or two in a hotel has already been an adventure and has given us a weird feeling as we obsessed with what to pack since we were out of practice and the logistices of getting three cats from the RV to the hotel room.

As we are now semi-settled in we got to thinking about the differences our similarities between full-timing and staying in a hotel beyond the packing issue:
- it is not only RV parks that are situated right near a noisy freeway
- hotel toilet paper makes RV toilet paper seem luxurious
- the exhaust fan in our RV bathroom is much better than most hotel exhaust fans
- for 2 nights stay at a hotel that accepts pets we spent about what we would spend for a week of camping

After all this we cannot wait to get back to our home on wheels,

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. I really don't like staying in hotels anymore - almost as much as I don't like flying. Just let me take my home with me and I'm a happy camper. We've spent several days sitting in our truck with the girls and then we'd return in the evening to spend the night in our home and then leave again in the morning. Definitely one of the downsides. But all the ups more than make up for it.

  2. On the plus side for motels is the fact that you can have a good full blast shower for as long as you like! :) I don't sleep well, though.

  3. We have come to dislike hotels and have manged to avoid them for years. If we need to leave the motorhome we have always stayed at a B&B wherever possible. Now with Halley along that will likely not be possible:(

    I am with Judy on the showers.