We didn’t set out to become RVers.
It sort of snuck up on us. We got tired of standing in long porta-potty lines before endurance events and decided we needed our own bathroom. I actually started the idea, I’ll have you know. I told James, “We can probably get an old used conversion van with a bathroom for 3 grand!” James got right on board with the idea. We thought we were brilliant. But fellow RVers, you all know the truth about the costs of Class B conversion vans. We were a bit off on our math. Add a zero to our original estimate, and we ended up with a sweet deal on Das Bus. No more race day bathroom woes! An expensive toilet, yes, but purchasing Das Bus was the start of something bigger for us. It was then that we realized our traveling bathroom opened up all sorts of travel possibilities. And here we are.
A quick background on me; I’m a University of Wisconsin–La Crosse alum. Graduated with honors and an Exercise and Sport Science degree. I spent the majority of my career teaching: K-12 adapted PE, Health, as well as graduate courses for a public university in their Special Physical Education department. In a moment of clarity, I took a professional leap from the safety net of school teaching into my true passion….the fitness world. I spent years as a personal trainer and wellness coach based out of Salt Lake City. Now thanks to our traveling, I’m exclusively an online coach these days with a specialty in working with people with medical conditions and injuries. I feel incredibly lucky that I can work remotely in a field I’m fiercely passionate about, AND continue to RV to my heart’s content.
Tyler, my son, and his wife Anna have blessed me with two grandbabies: Amelia (AKA “Punky” if you ask me, or “Baby” if you ask James), who was a 2010 Thanksgiving baby, and her sweet little brother Eli, who was born in May 2013 and is the world’s best hugger. My youngest, Mackenzie, is a cosmetologist and she does hair in her own studio in the “Holladay” suburb of Salt Lake City. If you are ever RVing through Salt Lake City, stop in and see her! She’s got such a gift with hair, and I’m incredibly proud of her.
We love meeting fellow RVers and meeting up with our readers! Here’s hoping we’ll cross paths with you someday out there.
Health and Happiness, all!