THE FIRST 1000 DAYS



THURSDAY

TRAVEL DAY
YEAR #4 - STOP #7



Today we hit another milestone in our fulltime RV journey,

1000 days on the road!

If you are wondering what we have been up to for the last 2-years 8-months and 23-days you're in luck, because if you didn't already know, we keep track of all kinds of things.


We have driven our truck ROVER over 46,000 miles and towed our trailer THE POD over 21,000 of those miles. We have camped in 175 different locations in 29 of our United States. We have spent a month or more in 14 states and at least 1 week, with one exception, in all of the others.

We are averaging 110 miles everytime we change campsites, spending 49% of our nights in State Parks and 32% in Federal Parks (NPS-USFS-COE) at half price.

We have visited 11 National Parks, 9 National Seashores, 12 National Monuments and 16 other National Park Service properties. We have camped in 9 National Forests and 14 Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds.

We have visited 10 World Heritage Sites and explored 39 underground Show Cave Tours.


Now you may be wondering what does all this cost?


We are averging $676 a month for camp fees, $13 a month for propane, $19 a month for laundry, $238 a month for gasoline and $877 a month for groceries and eating out. That's a total of $1823 dollars a month for living expenses.

Add to that our fixed monthly expenses of $504 a month for things like 2 cell phones, 3 data plans, truck and trailer insurance plus tag renewals, Amazon Prime Membership and 2 Kindle Unlimited Accounts, Sirius/XM radio and our health insurance, it brings our Grand Total to $2327 a month.

With my Social Security check and Tricia's part-time employment check we have only dipped into our Investment/401K/Savings Accounts one time and that was for a huge upgrade we did to our solar package on the trailer last February. That upgrade was more of an investment to give us the ability to comfortably camp unplugged and for FREE when we start visiting the National Forests and Public Lands in the western United States.


It's been an exciting first 1000 days and we can't wait to share the next 1000 days with you!



SUNDAY - Well Super Bowl Sunday has finally arrived. We hope to be watching the game from our campsite here at Ross Prairie Trailhead and Campground in Dunnellon, FL.

We are going to try something new and use a FREE 7-day fuboTV subscription to stream the game LIVE using our cell phone and broadcast it over to our 28-inch television to watch.

My tests all went well, let's hope it still works at game time and that I remember to cancel our subscription before the $65 a month charges begin to appear on the credit card next week!

NEWS UPDATE: IT WORKED FLAWLESSLY!

CONGRATS: TOM BRADY AND THE TAMPA BAY BUCS


Ross Prairie is the first of four Florida State Park campgrounds you will encounter if you are traversing the 110 mile long Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway from west to east. The greenway begins at the Gulf of Mexico and ends at the St. Johns River.

Ross Prairie is small for a state park campground with only 14 sites, all have water and electric hookups, with a dump station on the way in and out of the campground. There is a large equestrian center right next door and an extensive trail system for hiking and horseback riding in the Ross Prairie State Forest.

Campsite #3 on the outer loop of the campground

Plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors here.




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