Wednesday, March 29, 2023


How well has life treated you so far in 2021?

The ongoing pandemic has made life challenging to varying degrees for all of us, but some have had a much harder time than others. What about you? How has 2021 treated you so far despite the pandemic? Have you breezed through, and had a good life, even an exceptional one? Or has it been a challenge?

Please let us know. We hope that many, many of you hung in there without major difficulties. That’s wishful thinking on our part, we know, but we like to think positive.

So it’s time now to vote. And please feel free to leave a comment.



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Terri Lynn Levine
1 year ago

This is one of my best years ever (knock on wood). I am getting my first RV ever and my work allows me to work remotely!!! It’s been a good health year and a stable financial year. I stopped watching the news and I am paying more attention to real life!!!

John Koenig
1 year ago

Due to the COVID Pandemic, I’ve been “isolating in place” in northeast TN since March, 2020! I’m in an out of the way place and, the VERY few times I need to go out (usually to resupply) I wear a mask. I’m a solo and a Full Time RVer living in a Super-C Class diesel puller motorhome. At 39′, I have more space than most RVers have. As much as I’d love to resume my RV travels, I am not DYING to do so. I did get both doses of the Moderna vaccine (in May & June) as well as the Quadravent Flu shot (September) for the upcoming Flu season. Sadly, this week AND last week, TN LEAD THE NATION in new COVID cases (we’re going the WRONG WAY). I hope that more school districts will require students to “mask up”. If that happens, I believe more adults will follow suit. Until then, I’ll continue to “lay low” and continue to use simple safety measures. So many people “know their rights”; yet so many of them are clueless about their responsibilities. I fear that 2022 will largely be a redux of 2021.

1 year ago

We came back from AZ mid-March to camp on beautiful Crooked River Canyon. Next was 4 days for a church family camp. Had a beautiful trip planned through WA and Idaho, but cancelled all because the 3 of us contracted Covid. All healthy now. So, made reservations for the WA/ Idaho trip again. But the hazardous smoke from all the wildfires had us canceling again. Gave up on that trip. Finally to the beautiful OR coast. Now preparing for AZ again this winter. Chin up folks!

Jo Lewis
1 year ago

i had a tough three months that started with a fall from top rv step. After three days a trip to ER and tests, I was told I had a mass on my ovary. After three months of Dr visits and tests, I had surgery for ovarian cancer. Good news is it was contained and I only have to do blood work/exam every three months.
We are eleven years full timing, in our early seventies and I feel like I have been given a new lease on life.

Howard Schiller
1 year ago

It’s been a good news, bad news, good news type of year for us. We started off our 4 month road trip in our class A. Good news, we made it from Southern California, to Portland Oregon, then Gillette WY for the FMCA convention. After that we headed east and stopped outside of Chicago. Bad news, while there sightseeing and walking to see the Bean, my wife tripped, fell and broke her left wrist. It was bad and the ortho doctor wanted to do surgery. We called a doctor near home and they could get her in. It was a Thursday afternoon. We packed up and made the 2000+ mile home in 3 days. The good news, we are home now that the delta variant is getting worst and her surgery went well.

1 year ago

It has been a tough challenging year only because my husband of 50 years died last year. I am in the process of getting our MH ready to head south by myself which is hard.

1 year ago

GREAT the Lord continues to provide, protect,and bless!!!🙏🙏🙏👍

Bill R
1 year ago
Reply to  Norm

Amen!! We are so blessed.

1 year ago

We started down the full timing road in 2017, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we weren’t able to actually travel as we wished until 2021. We have enjoyed the adventure immensely and are looking forward to further travels through 2022 and beyond. This year has been exceptional!!

Wayne Newman
1 year ago

This year has been good for my wife and myself, I just wish it was better for my grown children and everyone else in this country. Hopefully next year will be better for everyone.

Plan on retiring April 2022.

SoCal poboy
1 year ago

So far the year has been pretty good for my wife and I. We have been full-time RVing for a little over a year now and are enjoying it very much. We had a couple challenges this year with family but everything worked out great. The wife and I currently work camping and enjoying our selves in Michigan. Life is always what you make it and will always have challenges. At 63 I wake up every day and try to be thankful about everything that I am experiencing. Chin up and carry on everyone. You could always be worse.

1 year ago

We’ve had two major medical issues in our family. If we could remove just those challenges everything else was pretty decent. You adjust and find happiness where you can.

Bob p
1 year ago

Life quit treating me in 1960, I’ve had to work for everything I get ever since. Even though I’m now retired I had to give 56 years of my life to have my lifestyle I now enjoy. But I do enjoy my life now, but if I could find a face mask that doesn’t pull my hearing aids out every time I take off the mask life would be good. Lol

1 year ago

Retired May 1st. Yahoo! But health has taken a bump so until it gets fixed everything came to a halt fast. So I am in the group of screw the golden years so far. Hopefully by years end I’ll be in the happy camper mode again. But, the pandemic prior didn’t stop work I just decided it was time and not wait until that 65 age to retire and really planned on semi retirement and will once back on my feet. But looking back and still doing mask wearing, sanitizing, distancing is no big issue. The most challenging is listening to the news and seeing people not willing to sorta come to arms and take steps to help protect others then cry because they are dying or a family died of the virus yet refused to protect themselves. So I can’t feel sympathy or even empathize with them, and that’s my biggest challenge. I have become sensitized to that group and now trying to learn why one would be so narrows minded in not showing passion/caring to their human kind. For me that’s been the challenge.

Jim Knoch
1 year ago

Been a tough year so far. We put our plans on hold to help a longtime neighbor deal with cancer, so no camping getaways yet this year. Now Hurricane IDA drops 2 huge pine trees into our sticks & bricks. We’ve been on generator since Aug. 30th. and still can’t find an electrician. When will it all be over?

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Knoch

Wow! You’ve certainly had it tough, Jim. Doesn’t sound like it can get much worse, so it just has to get better, right? Hang in there. We hope everything improves for you soon so that you can have a much-needed getaway. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

1 year ago

Okay, so January wasn’t great. But otherwise, very blessed. RVing has allowed me to travel to remote and beautiful areas, interact with small numbers of people outdoors, see several states new to me, have little adventures all along the way, and visit with relatives. It was a very good year!

1 year ago

Health issues; I’m up to 13 heart stents and 3 in the hips with the possibility of more to come. My wife is as healthy as anyone could wish and gets more beautiful every day. We’re looking forward to the birth of our third grandchild with plans to travel across country in our RV to spend time with the proud parents. I’m sad that people have turned a health question into a political issue—I’m talking about you little brother. During the few years I have left, I’m making art, writing a novel (unpublishable but it’s the journey that counts) and being thankful for my family.
God bless America.

Mike Whelan
1 year ago

Family is healthy, food on the table, clean bill of health from my cancer and fully recovered from an Aortic valve replacement. Wife hasn’t kicked me out of the house yet…. what is not to love?

Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles
1 year ago

Lessee, since August 2020 DH’s “minor” heart murmur turned into valvular rupture+CHF which needed open heart surgery, we depleted our retirement savings, and our state of residence is an ultra rightwing, “nothing can make me wear a mask” place. (Got it. But leave me alone to wear mine!) Weren’t able to travel to Canada as planned. BUT our children and grandchildren are safe and vaccinated and We got to see them once this past year. I’m trying to put away petty cash every month towards a 2022 trip to Canada.

Judith Castle
1 year ago

I have not gotten the poll for the last week.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Judith Castle

Sorry, Judith. I don’t understand this type of issue (not being techy at all), but here’s what Jessica, one of our IT folks, says: “Sometimes script blockers and ad blockers interfere with our polls since they are from a 3rd party site. If you have one of these try and turn it off and see if that fixes the issue.” I hope that works for you. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

1 year ago

We have been hit with some life altering health issues (out of the blue).

Travel plans for ’21 have changed but we have managed a few trips around the medical appointments and are planning big for ’22.

Most important we are grateful for our life and adore each others company.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE

I can relate . . .

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