Saying Goodbye To The Wild Montana Skies
Eleven days. That’s how long until we pack up our stuff, hitch the 5th wheel to Bessie and hit the road toward our next hosting gig at the Las Cruces, NM KOA.
Along the way, we’ve learned a lot:
- Buying the truck and trailer is just the beginning of the spending.
- Don’t believe the dealer when they say your truck can tow anything. Figure it out for yourself, because what’s on paper is different than the reality — and the dealer’s reality is based on getting your money.
- Shit happens and the best way to fix it, is to dive in and discover that the problem is not always what it seems.
- The best laid plans can get thrown out the window, but it’s not always a bad thing if you look at it as part of the adventure.
- When your RV is your new home, find ways to make it truly your home; the littlest changes can make a big difference in how you feel about living in 400 square feet (or more or less).
Preparing for full time living and making our way to Montana was exhausting. We didn’t do nearly all the things we wanted to do while we were here and admittedly spent a lot of time just decompressing, doing ‘nothing’.
We did get to experience Glacier National Park, but nowhere near as much as we had planned — there’s so much more we want to see, more that we now know we want to do.
That’s why we’ve decided we are most likely going to return to Flathead Lake next year and do it all over again, as “seasoned camp hosts”.
It’s not set in stone and we’ve got until the end of October to give our final decision to Ranger Amy so she’ll know whether to consider the hosting position filled or to post the opportunity online for another lucky RVer.
The decision is quite a departure from our original plan to spend a just few weeks one place, explore it and then move on to a new destination. Courtney and I will go in to more about this decision in an upcoming video on our Youtube channel, so stay tuned!