I thought that after five years of living with my husband and I in our "old normal" existence that our animals would have a difficult time adjusting to life in 240 square feet.  The dogs, Keera and Koda were used to camping with us either backpacking or in our pop-up camper, but Galaxy, our calico always afraid of the outdoors, I seriously wasn’t sure how she would adjust.

Convection oven cooking is let’s just say, an adjustment!  There is nothing to really prepare you for how different this oven is from the stick and bricks kind of oven.  Convection oven is forced heat cooking that circulates heated air around the food you are cooking and reduces the amount of time needed to cook that food.  With, my first experience using the oven for crescent rolls. This being the first thing I ever tried, I watched it like a hawk.  I checked it like every few minutes to be sure I didn't over cook them and sure enough within 5-1/2 minutes, I had perfectly baked rolls.  My next experience was not as perfect as the first.

While most people don’t think twice about going up and down the steps in their RV, we couldn’t help noticing what a waste not to use the area above the steps.

Adding an extra four-square foot doesn’t seem like much, but when you consider there aren’t many options in maximizing your floor space besides the luxury slide outs most RVs have.  But why would this be important, and isn’t it too much trouble?

The dreaded storage.  If we had begun working on downsizing earlier, we would not have needed storage. We only had a few items of furniture, a few boxes of childhood memories, three boxes of baseball cards, five boxes of beer cans, several boxes for family and the Toyota Celica.  These were all we had left to sort through.  We figured we would have time to go through everything before the house sold, but with the quick sale of our home, we ran out of time.

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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