How did 2018 treat you?

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How can it be 2019? Wasn’t it just yesterday most of us were staring at the clock at midnight in the final moment of 1999, waiting for the power across America and the world to shut down, sending the planet into chaos?

The power didn’t even flicker, of course (whew!), which was good enough reason to slap down another mind-altering beverage!

Well, now 2018 has come and gone. How was the year for you? Was it a good one, or one you’re prefer to forget? We’re hoping the results show it was good for most of you, but let’s see how the numbers go.

Please feel free to leave a comment. Tell us about your evening back on December 31, 1999, when the clock struck midnight.


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Jane Rimmer
Jane Rimmer

We had a great year. Weekend trips with our local Coachmen Owners Association in April through October, camping, food, and friendship. A rally to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April with National COA; rainy, but that made the waterfalls beautiful. And a Fall Foliage Festival – Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. We added some activities in the White Mountains National Forest, and in New York on the way home.
We spent a week at Christmas with my parents, brother & SIL, at my brother’s farm in North Carolina.

Sarah Karnes
Sarah Karnes

We sold our home to move closer to family. Hauled our RV back first and then flew back to pick up goods and once again drove back . Blew a tire 30 miles from destination with 2400 dollars in damage but at least we could live in it until we found a house. That took 2.5 months by the time we closed on a home. Finally settled and hoping everyone has a better 2019.

Sarah Karnes
Sarah Karnes

2018 could have been better but overall it was good.

DnJ
DnJ

We had our last RV trip in 2018. After 58 years of RVing, we decided to give it up for good. We are now in our 80s, and have arthritis and other age related problems. But the real reason is crowded RV parks and a younger, different group of folks at the RV parks. We just don’t fit in anymore. For years we would go to the north coast shortly after Labor Day, and stay for a week or so at one of our favorite parks. This year we called Bodega Bay RV park, and could only get three nights… Read more »

Heather Gebbia

2018 was our 4th year of fulltime travel and unfortunately the worst due to our Heartland RV horror story: https://4radicalroadschoolersandafatcat.com/2019/01/07/heartland-stands-by-ludicrous-lippert-report/. But we choose to keep a good attitude and are hopeful that 2019 will be better. As I worked on our 4th Nomadiversary video, I was reminded that 2018 wasn’t all bad. We did have plenty of good experiences and I don’t want our horror story to be the only thing we remember about that year.

Captn John
Captn John

Few complaints on 2018. We stayed as healthy as older people can expect and be thankful for. We took the 5er on a 8 day trip as Hurricane Florence decided to visit. Returned from the trip and found only slight damage. We spent nearly 200 nights while traveling the SE US. Financially, 2018 was fantastic. Have been looking for a new near coastal FL to winter 2019/2020 and not having much luck. Just looking for a change of scenery.

Diane Mc
Diane Mc

2018 started out terribly. First time in 14 years we missed our trip to the Daytona 500 & Florida due to medical issue with husband. In Dec 2016 he had a pulse of 160 due to an infection…which they didn’t know until about the 7 day of 10 day hospital stay. They put him on a drug for 3 months that started a nightmare that finally ended in May 2018. He was a healthy man, arteries as clean as a teenagers. The drug gave him caused congestive heart failure, skin cance on his legs,, hypothyrodism, the big 3, there were… Read more »

Kathy
Kathy

What was the drug they put him on for his infection? If you don’t mind telling…

Paul Goldberg

We had our share of medical problems, especially my wife, ending the year with a fall breaking her non dominant wrist followed by a faint induced by low sodium, both in December. Can’t really complain as we enjoyed travel to Ireland in the Spring and Spain and Portugal in the Fall as wet as a grand RV trip up the West coast as far as Anacortes from our fulltimers home base in Jojoba Hills SKP Resort near Temecula CA. I say “our share as being in our mid 70’s some medical problems are to be expected. We are planning on… Read more »

Randy Bitner
Randy Bitner

It was a terrible year. Camping wise, we had over 70 inches of rain, everytime we went out on east coast it rained. My brother had an operation that should have been two days, ended up being 39 days in Intensive care this summer (June and July). My mother passed away December 11th. So many business I had to deal with end of December were closed or low on staff. I was sleeping at midnight at home at the pass through time. 2019 Will be better!

Jerry Glazman
Jerry Glazman

It was a terrible year. Lost my wife of almost 55 years. At least I can be thankful for the 12 wonderful years of full timing seeing things that we never dreamed we would get to see. Do have some great memories but they don’t replace having her with me.

Mike Booker
Mike Booker

2018 started out on a bad note. In late 2017 I developed afib and sleep apnea. So my start to 2018 started with visits to the Dr. and hospital for treatment and tests. Finding the right medication and adjusting the doses. Many tests and lots of blood draws. All this living in northern Minnesota where the winters are not the best. I had to use a step ladder to get up into the truck. Thank God for my wife, my angel. They tried to get my heart back in rhythm in Jan. with out any luck. So more meds and… Read more »

Elizabeth Carter
Elizabeth Carter

Lots of ups and downs in 2018. It was our worst year ever for medical problems. I had rotator cuff surgery in March, broke my right arm in Sept. My husband had a knee replacement in June and a shoulder replacement in late November. The constant physicians and physical therapy appointments kept us in Florida for almost the entire year….including an unusually hot summer. We had a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Michael and returned to find our seawall heavily damaged and a large tree down in the yard. That said, we are so fortunate that all of these issues were… Read more »

Patti Lounsbury
Patti Lounsbury

We had a lovely 2018. Oh it had its ups and downs, all years do, but by and large, it was pretty good. We spent mid-Spring through late Fall up in Chama, NM working on restoring rail cars with Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec, staying in a wonderful campground. Every late afternoon everyone wanders down to the trestle over the river to wave at the train as it pulls into town, stand and chat a bit and then just enjoy the evening. We just began our 6th year of doing this when my husband was hired by the railroad… Read more »

Mary
Mary

We are happy to see 2018 in the rearview mirror. We had multiple truck breakdowns with thousands of dollars in damage. I had a serious leg injury and eye problems. We had a failed work assignment in AZ with a hail storm capping off our disastrous trip, to the tune of $7,800 damage to our nearly new trailer. We are happily back hosting for Oregon State Parks and once again enjoying the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Frank Dajnowicz
Frank Dajnowicz

Camping wise, 2018 sucked. Due to health issues, I had to cancel all my camping/travel plans in 2018. The Docs still won’t allow me to fly, which is okay with me, since I can no longer fly in the cattle car section, even while medicated. Having to travel 1st or business can eat up your travel budget real quick. I can drive up to 5 hours a day, but I have to stop at least hourly to walk around. The Docs want to do a procedure, but I am going to do my camping/traveling 1st priority. Life’s a bitch and… Read more »

Janeen McGinn
Janeen McGinn

2018 was an amazing year for us. We celebrated 40 years of marriage in Jan, we both retired in May, bought a new 40′ motorhome and traveled for 5 months, our daughter got married, and we both turned 60. Lots of celebrating and we are looking forward to a calmer 2019!

Vicki
Vicki

It was my year for physical breaks – first I shattered my left wrist when I fell upstairs inside my fiver while putting things away. I was a full month late returning to my Workamping position in New York, and my daughter was kind enough to drive me back. In August – same thing in reverse – I fell downstairs at work, slipping on a piece of plastic I could not see as I had my hands full, banged my right knee into the door frame, split my scalp open and hit my left shoulder so hard that it fractured… Read more »

Steven
Steven

2018 turned out to be an expensive year for us… The year started out with our ‘toad’ having mechanical trouble, and it became evident it was time for it to be replaced. In addition to the vehicle cost, as RVers know, you then have to add on the new tow-plate, wiring harness, InvisiBrake, parts & install… Next, the campground we normally ‘summer’ in, which previously dedicated a section for affordable monthly sites for the area summer ‘workcampers’, decided to eliminate that support, increasing our summer camping costs a good bit. And finally, hurricane Florence saw fit to hang out for… Read more »

Einar Hansen
Einar Hansen

2018 Was a pretty good for us camping wise. It was our second year at a seasonal site. It is only 45 minutes away from home and closer to work for my wife. So we made it to the campsite more then the year before for vacations and long weekends and just weekends. We had some great times with the friends we met at the campgrounds and made some new ones. We also made our yearly two week camping trip to Maine this was our 20th. year doing so. We always have a great time there with family and friends.… Read more »

Dr4Film
Dr4Film

Every year is a great year when you are still kicking and RVing!

Tommy Molnar
Tommy Molnar

I would have hit the “+” but it won’t let me. You’re right Dr, every year on the right side of the grass is a great year.

Lynne Whitmire

2018 was the year we took our first long rv trip. Before we had left for two to three weeks but this time we were gone for almost two months. We are hooked and cant wait to get back on the road for longer trips without a definite end date.

Jeff
Jeff

Unfortunately for my Wife and I, it was a terrible year and we are writing off 2018 as a BAD memory. First off, we lost 2 of our DOGS (KIDS), one was 21 and the other 16, both will be sorely missed in our travels. Then my mother passed away in September, (she was 85) and finally my Wife’s Sister passed away on Thanksgiving Day at age 65.

So, it will be a year we will try to forget!

Linda
Linda

Very sorry for all of your losses. We feel your pain as we lost our dog last year as well. Hope all have a bright, joyous, safe 2019! God bless.

Jeff
Jeff

Thank You