Friday, March 23, 2018

What's the fascination?

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Lately I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos about living and traveling the country in an RV.  Okay, twenty odd years ago, and only for a brief moment or two, Mr. L and I considered renting an RV and traveling down Route 66 with our (then) cat Larry. Just the three of us (and who was going to take care of our other cats?) taking in the scenery visiting cool places, and eating lots of Southwestern (hot) food.  And that's as far as it went.

But now I regularly watch a number of vloggers.  My favorite is a young couple from Missouri (Duet Justus) who bought a camper and tricked it out, although lately they've been mostly "technical" videos (like how to fix a broken water line ... not quite so interesting).  I also follow Carolyn's RV Life, and a few others.

I've watched videos made by people who are living in their vans and cars, doing their business in buckets (yes, really!) and living a "free" life. A lot of them make their living just from making videos for Youtube.  (You can do that?)

So, why am I watching all these videos? 

I think I want to escape. I want to runaway because things aren't going well in my life. There are big things going on that I have no control over (sound familiar?) and the idea of getting in that RV and driving away just seems like a cool thing to do.  (Cozy mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian picked up her class B RV, Novella, just this week and his chronicling her "RV Journey" on Facebook.)

Do you ever feel like running away?
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