Tuesday, September 26, 2023


How long have you known your closest friend?

Some of you are lucky to have known your closest friend since your childhood, others since high school or college, and others of you (still lucky) have only known your closest friend for a few years. Sometimes you meet someone and it feels like you’ve already known them for years, and that, in our opinion, is the most special kind of friendship.

Think about your closest friend – do you remember how you became friends? What was it that drew you two together?

Tell us in the poll below how long you’ve known that person. Feel free to share your story in the comments below too. We’d like to hear.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


  1. Been married to my BEST Friend for 39 years. Knew her before that. Also have childhood friends I still travel to see.

  2. Having left my hometown at 17, attended college then joined the military, I lost contact with childhood friends. Have lots of friends all over. No correct that I have lots of acquaintances. Other then my sisters I guess my closest friend is a former co-worker I’ve know for about 12 years but now she is in WA and I am in NV. Covid has cancelled my annual trip to visit up there but we talk a couple of times a month.

  3. Other than my wife my closest friend and I just met up on a central Oregon RV camping rendezvous to mark 50 years of friendship. Wives there also to make it a complete party. I live in Oregon coast range and he lives in Happy Valley, Idaho. (burb of Boise)

  4. I have known my best friend for over 60 years. He is a top notch mechanic. We have worked on each others drag cars, family cars, race trailers, my show cars and our motor home. You can not have too many friends.
    Stay well, Stay safe.

  5. The poll categories didn’t go far enough. Known my best friend for 67 years. We keep in touch about once a week and see each other several times a year as he lives in a different city.

  6. My best friend and I have known each other since we were babies, over 63 years now. We grew up across the street from each other. our mothers were best friends as well. It doesn’t matter how far apart we live or how often we speak but we pick up right where we left off like it was yesterday. We love to glamp and try to get together as often as we can, they love Arizona and we love Florida, so we always try to meet in the middle of somewhere. BFF’s for ever!

  7. I started Kindergarden with my friend, in 1952! We went through HS and College together, and attended each others weddings. Then I joined the Navy and “saw the world” while he moved one state over and has stayed put his entire adult life. Now in retirement we live on opposite coasts. But we remain close friends and always get together whenever the opportunity arises. I’m a very lucky guy to have a friend like that!

  8. I had two close, close buddies for over 50 years. Then one died and we were devastated. I couldn’t wait for the time when we could all meet and share the stories of our (sometimes) misguided youth. When someone like this dies, so do many of the stories that no one else would even care to hear about. So I talk to him in my mind . . . .


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