Instant Pot – Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta

The Instant Pot phenomenon is happening in our RV.  Long before we moved in we bought an IP so I can get practice using it.  I had a few fears and was timid on using it at first.  As I began using the IP, I began to feel more comfortable using it and not comfortable enough to stray to far from a recipe.  I follow all the rules and take extra care cleaning it.  Recently, I have bought my first accessory for the IP – New Silicon Seals.

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Where and What’s Next

Since beginning our travels we have set expectations on where to go next.  We have the next few months plan out and reservations made.  We sometimes run into travelers block on which direction to go next.  While the whole family contributes to what we all want to see and do, what towns we want to stay near, visit with family or friends, or even a larger city for Airport accessibility.  The task of planning is almost a full-time job.  It is often daunting at times.  

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The Hermitage – Andrew Jackson’s Home

This was a fun and very educational place to visit. Highly Recommend!  While learning about history and nature on our adventure is important we tend to find spots that Amber would enjoy the most and the Hermitage did not disappoint. This was our first educational stop.  Amber seems to be intrigued by Andrew Jackson's contribution to the forming of US History.  Bobbi looks at this as the dots are finally connecting.  It was an amazing experience of history and a step back in time.  Be sure to watch the movie at the beginning.

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Field Trips – Nashville Tennessee Edition

Part of our adventure is to see the local life.  Look at what each town is known for and really embrace what we find in each area has to other tourists.  We try to make each field trip an educational one but sometimes we must have a little fun as well.  While visiting Nashville, we came across some wonderful places to visit.  We often start with a little research of the area, use Groupon to find discounts, ask locals for recommendations, and watched the local TV stations for ideas.

Nashville is no exception to the rules.  We could have spent more time there and still not have finished visiting all there is to offer in Nashville.  We must save some for next time we come through.  For now, here are our field trips that we have visited while we were there.

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Travel Review – Grand Ole RV – Goodlettsville, TN



About 12 miles outside of Nashville, TN; this RV Park is quite a gem.  This being our first stay outside of Florida we were very excited to be in a new town with a different view.  While we stayed here we had a purpose in mind, we were in town for WordCamp US at the Music City Center in Downtown.  We also need to be close to an airport since Russ needed to fly to Charlotte for a week of on sight work.  Grand Ole RV was a perfect location for both these events.  It was so great we extended our stay for another week making it a total of 3 weeks of stay.

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What About…

Often times we are asked really random questions in reference to the what about…  I am here to answer a few of those what about questions that might be plaguing past, present and future full-timers, or just the curious wanderer.

But first, I was the first “what about” family member when my husband proposed this zany idea of full-timing.  I would ask questions like: what about our stuff; what about bathroom duties; what about cooking; and even on how about our bed.  Well, my AWESOME husband had a solution that helped answer all the questions: YouTube and the Googles.  He was sure that there had to be more than just me asking these questions.  As sure as heck, there was and there were answers.

Besides following us on Instagram, Twitter and this blog, follow these friends, as they were all very insightful in helping alleviate any worries we had.

Now onto the What About questions: Here are the top 4 most popular questions we are asked:

  1. What about sleeping arrangements? We sleep in the horizontal position every night.  No really, since we have a teenager in the house, we must make sure everyone sleeps comfortably.  Russ and I have a RV King Size bed in the rear of our bus.  Amber sleeps in a loft bed above the front cab of the bus.  She can have up to a full-size mattress, but she currently using a twin size until we find one that she likes and is comfortable. 
  2. What about using the bathroom? Well to answer this we must take a journey to the toilet.  We pull our pants down and sit on the toilet.  The difference is our waste goes into a holding tank under the bus.  Once a week, Russ goes outside and dumps the tank.  There is another post coming on this routine.
  3. What about cooking? We are very lucky with our bus that we have 2 kitchens.  We have one outside for the grill and has a small sink and a dorm room size refrigerator.  Inside we have a kitchen with dual sink, 3 burner gas stove, gas oven, residential refrigerator and plenty of outlets.  I try to mainly cook with our George Forman Grill and Instant Pot whenever possible.
  4. What about our belongings or stuff? What stuff is the question I often reply with.  We have brought only the real necessities, and a few wants for each of us.  We have closets and drawers full of clothes, cabinets full of dishes and basements full of other stuff we need throughout our travels but not an immediate need on the bus.  Leading up to the launch date, we had 5 garage sales, items placed on OfferUp and many trips to Goodwill to donate goods we did not have a use for.  We even donated a few items to our church.  However, now being on this adventure we are still finding things we don’t need and are planning another trip to Goodwill soon.

There you have it.  The top 4 questions we are asked most often when it comes to our RV lifestyle.  I am sure that you have many more questions.  Leave it below and we will answer them in the order they were received.

Until next time – Bobbi

Travel Review – Wekiva Falls RV Resort – Sorrento, FL

Let me first start that we have been tent camping throughout our adult lives, since we have a son that was in Scouts for many years, tent camping was a regular event around our home.  We liked it sometimes… living in Florida made this is less liked during Late Spring to Early Fall months.  However, it was a great time had by all.

When we first decided to change our life style and go full-time, I was a little on the skeptic side.  Thinking this lifestyle would be like living in a tent, just a bit more glamorous, I was wrong.  When deciding on a place to stay I was looking for something with a Ritz-Carlton stay with a Super 8 budget.  We purchased our new motorhome in July and moved in October.  In between that time, I was able to scout out new places to stay with the requirements that we needed to make sure we sustain the living lifestyle we have grown accustomed to.

For the Travel Reviews we are going to use several criteria areas – WIFI reliability, Lot Size, Site Condition, Amenities, Staff and Cost.

We stayed at Wekiva Fall RV Resort for 31 days.  We visited several RV resorts in our area and we chose this as our first home to get settled in and transition.



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