Monday, September 28, 2009

RV travelers build community wherever they land

It can get a little cramped in a 300-square-foot home, but Stacy Roberts and her husband, Ken, are used to it.

They don’t mind sacrificing personal space if it means they can be on the road 12 months out of the year.

Stacy can recall the day in 2003 that their lives changed for good. She had been a teacher for 33 years in Tucson, and Ken was general manager in the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.

“I came home one day and thought, we’re both healthy and young enough to keep traveling. I asked Ken, ‘Do you want to sell our house and buy an RV?’ He said OK without hesitation, and we sold our house in three days.”

“Sure there are things that I miss about my old lifestyle,” Stacy said. "Most of all I miss my woman friends and my sisters. There is something about being in person that e-mail can’t touch.”

But now the Robertses have friends all over the place, especially in Columbia, MO where they settle for longer periods of time.
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