Combining Work with Full-Time RVing
Well, now, more than ever, you can. With today’s communication technology more and more people are working from their homes, or…. from their home-on-wheels, called an RV.
One such couple, Steve and Bonnie Gibons from Warren, Oregon, have been combining their love of adventure and travel with their full-time brick and mortar business called Scapoose Bay Paddling Center. If there seems to be a common denominator here, you’re right. Steve and Bonnie have combined their love of outdoor adventure with their kayaking business and traveling the back roads of America with their Airstream in tow.
We also learn how they outfitted the Airstream (technology wise) to enable them to be in constant contact with the business 24/7 whether they were in the High Sierra’s or in Death Valley. By the way, Steve and Bonnie average over 25,000 miles a year with 75 percent of those miles being mainly on back roads. Once you see this story you may find yourself saying… ‘Why not?”
RV Destination, Lake Chelan, Oregon
It’s not hard to see why Lake Chelan, and the surrounding area, is one of Jeff’s favorite destinations. Here you’ll find four seasons, wine, sun and natural beauty that will please any outdoor adventurer. The lake encompasses 50.0 miles and is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains while having that welcoming small town charm.
There’s plenty to see and do. If you’re into boating or fishing, you’re in the perfect location. Whether you bring your own boat or rent one, a day on the lake will surely be an enjoyable for the whole family.
The Kamei Resort Campground is just a few miles away and located on the tip of Wapato Lake. This location is slightly more rustic in nature and also offers plenty of fishing and watersports activities.
Even more rustic, another location you might like is the 25-Mile Creek State Park which has 21 RV spaces with the maximum RV length being 30-feet. No matter where you choose to stay in the Lake Chelan area, I have a feeling once you do, it will soon become one of your favorite destinations also.
Boosting Your RV Cell Service
As was discussed in our first story with Steve and Bonnie Gibons, the availability of good cell phone service while on the road is crucial in deciding if and how you will plan your RVing. One way to start getting better cell phone reception is with the installation of a cell-phone booster.
This week, Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 show us how relatively easy it is to install a cell phone booster in your RV. Once you get that booster installed, you can start planning those long RV trips with the peace of mind that your cell phone reception is not a major concern now.
Of course, depending on your friends, you may choose to tell them “don’t bother trying to call, we don’t have good cell reception on the road.”