Chores are part of the Life
Minion Two: "Dad, you said that this is our home away from home..."
Me: "You are right sweetie, this is our home away from home."
Minion Two: "No Dad, I think our other home is our home away from home"
That was one of the conversations I had tonight after a long frustrating day at work. But my little minion #2 is correct. We all feel that our camper (Arakkis) is really our home. We love being on the road. Sure, there are struggles, things are not as convenient, but it does feel like we gel as a family so much better.
Over coffee, my wife had a similar conversation. It feels so much more like home. I think simplicity has its advantages. We have a lot less distractions in our life when you have 300+ square feet to live out of. Things have to have a place, you have to be organized. You have to be happy with less.
The advantages and freedom to explore is tangible. We have great views, plenty to do and see, and a lot less headaches. Now, flushing tanks, LP gas refills, camper stabilizing is not part of a 'normal' life for people, but for us, it is just part of the package. We have parks and playground equipment in our front yard. Our backyard is filled with scenic views of the Wabash. Battlegrounds, historical locations, and fun places await us.