Laid Back in Clark Fork, Idaho
|Nellie has "downtime" right!|
It wasn't just the expense of it all. Sure we're on a fixed income but in the past we've been willing to make sacrifices in some areas in order to "afford" expensive things we felt were worth while (like our solar install and splurge in New Orleans). But certain things became wake up calls to us, as they do for many RVers. We aren't "on vacation". Back when we both worked fulltime and earned our 2 weeks of paid vacation it was kinda like a free-for-all. Maybe we'd fly somewhere or take the tent trailer out to the California Coast, eat out every day, drink the good bottle of wine, buy the souvenir t shirts and upgrade our concert tickets to VIP just because. But that's not sustainable now...at least not 365 days a year.
So what do we do when we're not hiking beautiful trails, posting beautiful photos on Instagram or toasting to our amazing life at some hipster bar in an equally hipster town? Well, sometimes we get invited to spend some downtime camping on friend's property like we did in Clark Fork, Idaho at the end of July last year.
|A little off-roading hasn't hurt the Mutiny yet.|
|Our spot for the week on the Haase Compound.|
|As did Avi.|
|Fishing on Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced pond-ə-ray) for kokanee with our friends, Chris and Brenda, in Idaho.|
Sometimes not having to see it all or do it all is exactly what we need. It helps to recharge our batteries for the next adventure. I had considered skipping this post since it wasn't flashy or full of restaurant recommendations or campground reviews but then I thought maybe it's good to show the other side of the story, the regular old every day living that makes up the bulk of our daily lives. It's easy to post photos of only the exciting stops and fancy lattes but I'd hate for anyone to think that this is all we do or worse, make them wonder if they're "doing it wrong" because they aren't on the go all the time.
Of course, we will always seek out adventure and try to take advantage of what this beautiful life has to offer but we're not going to feel like our lives are lacking if we take time to do nothing except maybe enjoy a few books, throw a line in the water, take a nap, go a day without brushing our hair or even getting out of our pajamas.