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How would you rate your 2021 year?

2021 has been quite the year! For some of you, it has probably been a horrible year – perhaps filled with loss and grief. For some of you, this year may have looked like any other average year. And for others, this may have been the best year of your life.

We want to know. If you had to rate this year from 1 to 5 stars, 1 star being the worst and 5 stars being the best, how would you rate it? Please tell us in the poll below. Then, if you’re comfortable, leave a comment explaining your answer. Thank you.

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livingboondockingmexico
9 months ago

Pretty darn good! We didn’t take an rv trip until this last week. We bought a house in San MIguel de Allende, Guanajuato. We did several house sits throughout the year that kept us off the streets and away from Covid. We pretty much stayed to ourselves but like always, what’s more fun that that! We can live with masks, we’re so used to it I catch myself with it on in the house sometimes. No big deal. I have just as much freedom now as I did before the pandemic and my rights are still intact. 🙂

Paul S Goldberg
9 months ago

Overall a good year. Grandkids are achieving in their personal goals and son’s are also making great progress in their careers. We live in our motorhome and have been back and forth across the country for the 21st time to visit family on both coasts and friends along the way. We stayed in our east coast apartment for two months to catch up with the community we grew up in and raised our family. Our health is about where it was a year ago which at our age is a bonus. We have lost friends, but it is to be expected as many are pushing into their 80s. Even the markets have smiled on us so we are moving into 2022 in a hopeful mood, knowing that nasty surprises surely await.

Phil Atterbery
9 months ago

My DW and I did not contract Covid but we did cut our annual western tour short to return home for family health reasons. So, we were better than most.

David Wilson
9 months ago

Some extra adventures, like catching mild case of COVID after being vaccinated, and leaving campground hosting job to live in a Residence Inn for 3 1/2 weeks…. a budget buster, but our kids turned us on to Instacart for food deliveries, etc. and we recovered just fine… and the experience came with new travels and new adventures…. we are learning to be a lot more loose in our planning, or flexible, if you prefer, or maybe just say now we have plans, A, B and C as be begin our next adventure travel… Happy Holidays and a very happy New Year to all.

Timothy Nowak
9 months ago

We welcomed our first grandchild this year! A beautiful girl Lila. I think this has made me look at things differently. I am now known as Grandpa mush mush!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

David
9 months ago
Reply to  Timothy Nowak

So happy for you. We have a granddaughter named Lilah. Beautiful name, no matter how it is spelled.

Gary G
9 months ago

God Bless, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to everyone. Hope the New Years bring blessings to all.

Richard Hughes
9 months ago

4 stars. We spent two months in our RV, sold it and our toad. We then bought a new Diesel truck and an Outdoors TV trailer and spent another 3 months in that, before coming home. We were in Arizona Utah, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The only trouble we had was with a camper in Idaho threatening to “get his gun and kill me and my dogs, because his dog tried to attack my dogs and I told him his scrawny little mutt didn’t stand a chance. He was removed by the campground and local Sheriff. So.far, no Covid, boosters taken and masks are being worn.

Bart McGlinsey
9 months ago

2 stars. Started with recovering from COVID. Then back pain (stenosis). Surgery for that. Just 2 days away from Doc release for that, I fell and shattered my left heel and had my ankle do a 90 degree angle also. Just got back to work after 6 mths with a long recovery yet.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
9 months ago
Reply to  Bart McGlinsey

Wow! Sorry to hear all of that, Bart. Good luck with your recovery and I hope you’re much better soon. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, pain- and injury-free 2022! 🙂 –Diane

Bart McGlinsey
9 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Thank you very much! The back surgery was a success! The foot on the other hand (?) a joke kinda, will take much much longer.

Thank you for the kind words and wish you all there a Merry Christmas!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
9 months ago
Reply to  Bart McGlinsey

You’re welcome, Bart. And thank you for the good wishes! Long recoveries are difficult and frustrating, and certainly try our patience (been there, done that). But pretty soon you’ll be better than new. Onward and upward! (One of my favorite mottos. Also, “Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?” But that has nothing to do with this — it just popped into my 75-year-old brain! 😆 ) Take care. 🙂 -Diane

John Koenig
9 months ago

2 Stars here. I’m fully vaccinated & boosted (+ Flu & pneumonia shots) but, SO many people won’t get vaccinated and then refuse to wear a mask / keep socially distant. So many places I’ve yet to see (& others I want to get back to). I’ve been isolating in place since March, 2020 but, I’m not DYING to do so. I doubt 2022 will be much better and can easily be much worse. 🙁

Mike Albert
9 months ago

We experienced our first cross country trip that lasted 2 months, the birth of our first grandson and celebrated his sister’s third birthday in California. We celebrated our son’s promotion to clinical supervisor, our daughter’s starting her new accounting business and numerous other family birthdays. We sadly also experienced the loss of dear friends and close relatives due to various illnesses, including COVID. We are able to explore and travel freely, with caution, and see the World’s beauty. So to answer, hoping for another year of joy and happiness, without loss and the ability to be with and share experiences with friends and family!

Larry V
9 months ago

It was a great year. After forty years of camping no more constant repair bills and no more aggravation with costs of skyrocketing!!! We sold the motor home.

Jeff Craig
9 months ago

2 Stars – Definitely wouldn’t recommend – Avoid if possible.

Steve
9 months ago

New to us 2020 Winnebago motorhome bought in June, very aggressive prostate cancer diagnosed in July, prostate surgery in September, recovery and hormone treatment still going on, and radiation next month. Only 10 nights of camping in the new motorhome, so not a very good year!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Good luck on your recovery, Steve. We hope you have a healthy and happy 2022, with many nights of camping in your new motorhome! Take care. 🙂 –Diane

KellyR
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve, been there, done that. IT AIN”T FUN!! BUT rather than leaving this earth too early, for you and your family, YOU WILL COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE! and YOU and the motor home will still be here. We got a new motor home after all “the mess” and are able to enjoy. Just look for the rainbow after the storm.

Leslie Smith
9 months ago

Five Stars!!
Probably the best summer in the twelve we have been retired. We were asked to pastor a church for the summer in Alaska. We drove, pulling our trailer, from California up through Canada to Alaska. It was a “once in a lifetime experience “. Because of COVID restrictions, there were very, very few cars. More wildlife sightings than any trip through Canada. We had Canada and part of Alaska to ourselves. We are Thankful Campers.

Jim Knoch
9 months ago

Considering that we (my darling wife Susie, My handicapped son Jimmy, and Myself) are all reasonably healthy, I cannot give the year a total thumbs down. Hurricane Ida did drop 2 large pine trees onto our sticks & bricks home, totaling it, so I dug into my savings to buy a new place to live. I am still in the process of moving possessions as I can handle them (you really can’t fit that much into a Ford Focus, so I am making many daily trips!) Hoping 2022 brings a much better year for everyone ……… Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim Knoch

Wow! What a challenging year for you and your family, Jim. We hope that 2022 goes much better for you. Good luck, take care, and stay healthy. 🙂 –Diane

Rich
9 months ago

during the year we went about our lives about as normal as in previous years. my BIL passed away in March so we spent 3-months in CA (May-Aug) closing out his affairs, selling his car and home. we lived in our MH during this time…nice park in San Jose CA (Coyote Valley RV Park). while there my wife and I had some health issues (not CV19 related) which resulted in minor surgery for her when we returned home. She also had foot surgery a few weeks ago (still recovering). Apart from that it was a normal year for us.

Dave
9 months ago

Well, as full-timers, we stayed traveling. I did have a heart attack along the way. But the great doctors fixed me back up and it looks like we might get thru our 16 year. All in all, good year.

Skip
9 months ago

Great! Retired and back to work part time. Working on personal projects and getting them completed. With all the crap going on in this world and you’ve made it to the end of the year you’ve done great!

chris
9 months ago

Pretty good year. Finally got all the air leaks fixed on my truck, got my 3 Covid shots, nipped bronchitis in the bud with a Z pac, went camping and never had a problem getting a spot, stayed pretty healthy except for breaking a bone in my foot in November. It’s still healing.

Marty
9 months ago

It was okay until this past Monday we found out my husband has cancer. I hope I can answer this poll next year that it was at worst ok and at best great.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
9 months ago
Reply to  Marty

So sorry to hear about your bad news, Marty. We wish you and your husband the best of luck. We’ll be looking for your great report here at the end of 2022. Take care, and wishing you a very Healthy and Happy 2022. 🙂 –Diane