About Us (by Sasha): Early Times
We sold our home May 2007. The feeling of freedom and relief was indescribable. Hopefully, we will never again own a stick’n’brick.
We promptly moved our rig over to Prince William Forest Park, specifically in a beautiful 2 acre open meadow, surrounded by woods, with full hookups for our rig. We enjoyed our first night in the spot, dining alfresco outside under the stars with a bottle of champagne.
Outdoor living at its finest!
Laura managed to volunteer for the park for over a year doing campground host and cabin host as well.
Laura was already volunteering at the visitor center of this gem of a park, so we got to live free there for a year while Laura garnered valuable NPS experience. I still commuted to work during that time.
The next year, we lived at a private campground near Winchester, Va. Laura work-camped for our site and I continued to commute. While theexperience was valuable, we found as time went on that this particular campground had inconsistent management. We lived there just under a year there, a mixed experience but one where we learned from so, it was still a positive experience.
All this time, Laura was applying for NPS Ranger jobs. In the spring of 2009, she accepted a wonderful position at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where she started in April 2009. I retired from my company shortly after and joined Laura at the beach. The park provided us a RV pad to live on that was close to the beach.
After a couple months walking the beautiful beaches there, I volunteered at the Park’s maintenance department and spent a fruitful summer mowing, weed whacking, painting and general park assistance.
Laura’s seasonal park position is now over and we are traveling for the winter of 2009-2010. We wintered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Unfortunately, we did not take a picture of the site, but we have a cool picture for there:
We are in another National Park now, from March 2010 to September 2010, Canyonlands National Park. We also went back in 2011, for a couple of months, before heading to Grand Canyon National Park in April of 2011. We will be there until the end of September. Then hopefully back to Lake Mead NRA.
We went back to Grand Canyon for another season and another season at Lake Mead NRA.
In the Summer of 2013 we were at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument – part of the Forest Service.
Since then, we went to Yuma in the winter of 2013/2014, West Yellowstone for Summers 2014, 2015 and 2016, Winter back east 2014/2015, Winter of change in 2015/2016.
The story never really ends, but we will stop here for now.