Tuesday, July 5, 2022


In the last year, how often have you met by video with friends, family or business associates?

As Gail Marsh mentioned in today’s article, One lonely consequence of RV life, staying in touch via video chat (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc.) can make a huge difference in how we manage remote relationships (romantic, friendships, family, business…).

In the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, how often have you video chatted with friends, family or business associates? Often? Sometimes? Rarely? Never?

After you vote in the poll, please leave a comment and tell us if video chatting is something you enjoy doing or not, and if it makes you feel more connected with those who are physically away from you. Thanks!


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1 year ago

Did once a month with the grandchildren and once a month for work. Most was email, test or called.

John and Joyce Klein
1 year ago

Zoom allows us to attend Thursday Bible study with friends, and also attend our chapel services each Sunday morning. This communication also keeps friendships alive.

Norman Worthington
1 year ago

My wife and I are in CA, I have stage 4 lung cancer, my family wants to keep up with me as well as I want to be with them…every day! We make time to Skype with everyone at least every week. Doesn’t matter how boring treatment is, they still care to ask and we return to how things are going for them. We all rather be together in one place, but some in NV, some in IA and the rest in KS skyping works great for us.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of your condition, Norman. Thank goodness for Skype, so you and your family can keep in touch. And thank you for reading RVtravel.com. We appreciate you very much!!! Good luck, and take care. 🙂 Big hug from Diane.

Bob p
1 year ago

Last year my wife had to be hospitalized and due to the pandemic I couldn’t visit her in the hospital. After several days of talking on the phone her daughter showed us how to face time on our iPad. That was a first for us with this new technology, but it was great to be able to see her lovely face again, I hope nothing like that happens again. When you’re use to seeing each other everyday and then nothing it’s bad.

Retired Firefighter Tom
1 year ago

Did a Facetime with the grandkids in 2017 for Christmas and an 80th birthday Zoom this past February with a dozen others.

SoCal poboy
1 year ago

We use FaceTime quite often to see our kids and grandkids. I like being able to just set up the phone and include them in the conversation as if they were here hanging out. We also conference call with several friends or family members.
Some locations we have poor cell signal
Yet strangely enough we have data so we can communicate via FaceTime.
If friends are not I-phone users we will use what’s app for cross platform communication.

Marybeth Almand
1 year ago

My daughter in-law had a “gender reveal party” via Zoom. We are full timers and were 15 minutes from the nearest connectivity area. It was inconvenient, technologically stressful, but important to her so we sucked it up. For the first and last time. DON’T EVEN TRY TO MAKE US DO THIS AGAIN!

1 year ago

I visited over FaceTime with my kids and grandkids frequently, and occasionally with one of my best friends. It makes a huge difference to keeping me feeling like we’re connected.

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