We’ve been on the road for over two years now in our converted school bus. We’ve been border to border and coast to coast twice now: Is it time for us to make some big changes? You’ve heard all the stories about shady salespeople and poor service, but is the fear of camping world really what it seems? Major news on the mobile internet front, and it’s not good. And one of our favorite places on earth, where you can bask in the white sandy beaches and roar with the top gun jets, all on this episode of the RV Miles podcast.
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Pensacola, FL is one of our favorite places, and we just wrapped up two weeks in this gorgeous coastal town. Highlights included:
On the Pensacola Naval Base:
- Naval Aviation Museum
- Free Blue Angels show during the season
- Fort Barrancas
- Pensacola Bay Lighthouse
Abby’s Fresh Tank/Black Tank this week was all about the National Park Service. You can read more about Yosemite’s Camp 4 here, and check out this cool article on ancient fossilized prints in the Grand Canyon. Jason had a lot to say this week about Camping World’s reputation, and the way some try to sensationalize it for their own benefit. Only took us 94 episodes for the dam to break. His Fresh Tank this week goes to all those campground neighbors out there. Thanks for being some of the nicest people around!
And finally, we wrap this week up on a more personal note. After almost three years of bus life, Jason and Abby are starting to feel the push towards a truck and trailer. It’s clear the WanderBus is getting older and not as interested in loggin’ the kind of miles our lifestyle now requires. The chance could happen as soon as next month, or the first of the year. There are a lot of things to figure out, and a lot of emotions to sort through, but they do know it is time to find a reliable brand of travel trailer that will have a dedicated bunk house for the boys and keep their family on the road for years to come. Suggestions welcome.
L.L.Bean:This year, L.L.Bean is joining up with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, to help you find your happy place – in an amazing system of more than 400 national parks, including historic and cultural sites, monuments, preserves, lakeshores, and seashores that dot the American landscape, many of which you’ll find just a short trip from home. L.L.Bean is proud to be an official partner of the National Park Foundation. Discover your perfect day in a park at findyourpark.com.
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