We are Christine and Rob and as of 2019 now, have been serious part timers for 3 or 4 years. We started RV'ing in 2012 in a used 2006 26' Thor Wave which we had for about 2 years. After discovering some pretty serious water damage to the floor, we traded the old Wave in on a 2008 32' Carriage Cameo 5th wheel.
I am a techno junkie at heart and love all things electronic and enjoy building and modifying pretty much anything involving technology. I worked for a BC crown corporation for close to 30 years in a technical capacity before retiring in 2014. I am also an avid RC model airplane nut and usually carry several aircraft with us. In fact, that was one of the criteria when we chose this rig. It had to have enough storage for my planes and support gear.
Chris is a Registered Massage Therapist and is still working part time. As she is pretty much self employed, that leaves us quite a bit of freedom to travel. She is also a baker extraordinaire and loves to come up with new and delicious creations which she is happy to share with any group we are with.
The third member of our family is our fur baby Maya. She is a 7 year old Shih-tzu/Yorkie cross who loves everyone. She also has deadly aim with her tongue and will happily give you a face wash. If you aren't careful she will also french kiss you!
In 2017 we decided we would like to try snowbirding. We had done a fair bit of extended camping back home but weren't sure how we would handle such an extended period of time away from home, especially in something of only about 300 square feet. Our first winter away actually went pretty well. We left in the middle of November and spent the majority of our time in SE California and SW Arizona returning home at the end of March. We both loved it and decided to do it again.
As neither one of us are really winter people I am hoping we can continue to retreat south during the cold months back home.
Update late 2019:
We have now sold our sticks and bricks and taken up the RV lifestyle full time. We put the house on the market at the end of June and closed at the end of July. At the same time, we upgraded our travel home once again to the new 2019 Grand Design Solitude 374TH. This rig should give us the room we need to make it our full time home.
One big advantage to this rig is the garage. This should give me enough room to haul my toys around.