Bessie the RV is getting a face lift. The renovations began with the kitchen and living area, and this article shares updates to Bessie’s bathroom.
Bessie the RV
Hi, I’m Chris. For the past few years, my family and I have absolutely loved spending time together in Bessie the RV. Like most first-time RVers, we’ve had lots of great experiences (and a few not-so-great moments) along the way.
This spring will mark our third year of RVing. Although we wouldn’t qualify for a “RV Blackbelt” just yet, we are definately “Newbie Ninjas.” We’ve learned a lot in the past couple of years and have some helpful insights to share, particularly for those who are just getting started in their RV journey.
Almost three years ago, I got bit by the RV Travel bug. What began as a curiosity turned into a wonderful hobby and I now count myself as one of the many “RV Enthusiasts” in this big world. I never envisioned my newly discovered passion for RVs would lead me to another new hobby- Blogging. But as I began recording our RV adventures and musings, I started to see the advantages of creating a blog to chronicle these experiences and to connect with other RVers. My very first blog, www.cuontheroad.net was born.
RVing BEFORE Harvest Hosts
Picture this. You are on vacation. For several days, you hopscotch to various destinations so you can thoroughly explore an area. Or maybe you’ve been driving for hours and need a break. Out of necessity, you are grateful to come across the parking lot of a rest area, Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club to rest your weary head.
RVing AFTER Harvest Hosts
Now picture this… at the end of a long day of traveling, you pull into a winery or a farm. An incredible landscape unfolds before you with beautiful flowers, trees, a vineyard, and sometimes, animals. You step out of your RV, take a deep breath, pull up a chair and slow down for the night in lovely, peaceful surroundings.
We live in Ohio and usually travel and camp in Bessie the RV regionally. When possible, we bring our car along, and it allows us to run errands, zoom all over the park and the city, etc. Our Niagara Falls/Finger Lakes journey was our first big trip in the RV and we decided that Bessie would serve as both our home and our mode of transportation as we visited the region. Afterall, we told ourselves, portability and flexibility was one of the main reasons we bought a Class C RV.
Being new-ish RVers (and inexperienced campers), I have learned that preparing meals for a family goes most smoothly when I cook in an uncluttered kitchen. Things start to get a little bumpy when my tiny cooking area is messy, and become downright hilarious/frustrating when I attempt to cook over the campfire.
We are asked versions of this question regularly. Usually, it’s asked from a place of genuine curiosity. Every once in a while it’s asked sarcastically, and followed by the humming of “Dueling Banjos” (that creepy music from the movie “Deliverance”), or better yet, with an enthusiastic, “Shitter’s Full!” (an ode to Randy Quaid’s motorhome-driving character in the movie “Christmas Vacation”).