The Greek philosopher Heraclitus got it right when he said, “Change is the only constant in life.” And nobody knows that better than RVers. Everywhere we go there are new places to explore, new people to meet, and new foods to discover.
Even chain stores are different from one place to another. For example, some WalMarts have the pharmacy department on the left side of the store, while others have it on the right side. And just to make things interesting, others have it somewhere in the rear of the store! A quick stop for toothpaste can turn into an hour long excursion as you make your way past the Clothing Department, fight your way through Housewares, get lost in Electronics, and detour through Sporting Goods. All that for a stinking tube of Crest!
It can be more of a hassle finding a hairdresser, manicurist, or barber in a strange town. If you don’t know a local to ask for a reference, it’s a crapshoot. You may go in for “a little off the top” and walk out looking like a freshly shorn Marine boot camp recruit.
Some RVers enjoy these quests, while it gets tiresome for others. And it’s not just with people; I’ve known RVers with pets that could not handle the stress of constant changes as they traveled. Imagine being a dog – you go outside and there is your favorite tree and your favorite patch of grass to roll in, and then one day they open the door and there’s a desert or beach out there!
Of course, you could always limit your RV travels to the same places all the time, and then change won’t be such an issue. But what fun is that? Why have wheels under your house if you don’t let them roll?
So what do you think about the constant changes the RV lifestyle presents? Do you embrace them, or do you long for the familiar?
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