This week I had a taste of the RV Lifestyle. My husband and I took our recently purchased Holiday Rambler down the Oregon coast. It was our first week-long trip in our RV. We had no set plans. As we started out, I had visions of stopping at all the scenic stops along the way. How fun would it be to check out the different local shops along the coastline? It didn’t matter that it was the beginning of February and we were taking a chance on the weather.
The first few days were filled with exploration. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach was walking distance from our campsite. We wandered the town’s shops and stopped for a “Pub” style lunch.
We ventured out in Lincoln City despite the wind and rain. We navigated the local transit system and found the shopping area as well as the casino.
The next morning, a “Pineapple Express” tore through our campsite. Our RV shook in the storm. In addition, water was leaking from one of our sliders. We checked the weather forecast for the next few days. It was predicting more of the same.
“Let’s get out of here,” my husband suggested. “ Let’s head inland in hopes of dryer weather.”
A few miles out of Lincoln City, the torrential rain started to let up. By the time we got to McMinnville, the sun was peeking through the clouds. We spent the next few days wandering the town and enjoying the dry weather.
I realized that I was becoming a sun seeker. The benefit of touring in a RV is you have the ability to change course and follow the sun. It was extremely freeing to be able to choose where you wanted to stay each day, More importantly, being flexible in our travel plans allowed us to see some places that we had not been to before.
As the Beatles’ song states:
One day, you’ll look
To see I’ve gone
For tomorrow may rain, so
I’ll follow the sun
See you down the road where the sun is shining.