After 2 wonderful weeks in Pagosa Springs, we were excited to be on the move again. As we hitched up and headed out of town, the excitement we felt the day we first hit the road was bubbling up again.
We drove a little over an hour to Bayfield, Co where we had a 3 night stay booked. It was a chance to get a few last things in place before heading into the wild of Colorado's old mining country. There isn't much to do in Bayfield but it's 20 minutes from Durango. If we could have found a place right in Durango, we probably would have stayed there instead, but since we tend to fly by the seat of our pants, we were happy to be near by and in such a nice park.
The loneliness of being on the road really started to hit us when we arrived in Bayfield. After a good night's sleep, we still couldn't shake the feeling of isolation so on Saturday morning we drove into Durango for the day. We checked out some cool shops in town and found people to talk bikes and gear with. It didn't fully satisfy the need to be with friends but it did scratch the itch a little. It was enough to cheer us up and help float us through till we would meet up with friends a few days later.
Calling home and catching up with family on Sunday was another nice pick-me-up. Since we hit the road fulltime our connections with family and friends have become more important than ever. Does this make us want to run back to where we came from and quit all this fulltime RV nonsense? Absolutely not. But it does remind us not to take the people in our life for granted. It reminds us to reach out the people who are on our mind and to savor the precious time we have with them.
But full time RVers aren't the only ones with loved ones who live far away. What creative or meaningful ways have you found that help you stay connected with distant loved ones?
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Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.