Category Archives: Full Time RVing

RV Traveling With a Pet

Setting off on an extended trip with our cat seemed a bit daunting so I started by researching RV traveling with a cat on the Internet before we set out and learned helpful hints to make it possible and pleasurable.

  • Setup the litter box in your shower or tub.  This makes taking a shower a little more difficult since you have to move it out before you shower, but keeps the mess pretty contained. It also meant a cleaner litter box and shower. Continue reading RV Traveling With a Pet

On the Move Again

Today was a bitter-sweet day for us. We are leaving the Clearwater / Tarpon Spings RV Park in Palm Harbor, Florida where we spent most of the last five months. We hadn’t planned to spend the winter here, but we fell in love with the area and the people. We even seriously considered making this area our “home base”. Continue reading On the Move Again

Preparing for Full Time RV Life

Once we made the decision to be at least short term full-time RVers the challenges of having no brick and mortar home came to light. We were selling our home and not planning to purchase another one for some time.
How do you pare down 37 years of accumulated belongings?
What do you do with what you do keep, but can’t take in the RV?
What kind of RV will you travel in?

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Living The Dream

Living the Dream

I had never realized how many people dream of traveling across the country in an RV.
Having spent 12 years in Rhode Island in very demanding jobs, my husband Jerry and I decided last summer that it was time for us to head back to our roots in the West. Although we were from Montana, our daughters now live in Colorado and we wanted to be closer

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Coming Soon!

Agave plant
The Roaming Agave

Jerry & Nancy’s Full-Time RV Travel Blog coming soon … Retired for the time being from our high stress jobs in education, we hit the road in our RV travel trailer.

When we sold our home of 12 years in New England, For Sale by Owner(FSBO)  in August 2011, and decided to take a break from reality, and become full-time RV’ers (full-timers) for awhile. During the moving sale, we sold all our house plants, except my prized Agave plant with it’s beautiful Mexican ceramic pot. So for the past 8 months, we’ve loaded up the Roaming Agave with every move, and set it back  out with every new RV campground that we decide to call home for a few days, weeks, or months.

Hence the name of our blog: “Confessions of the Roaming Agave” This is where we will be documenting our travels around North America, with a margarita in hand, and the Roaming Agave by our side.

For those of you who do not know, my favorite spirit of choice is quality top-shelf Tequila. Tequila is produced exclusively in Mexico from the juice or nectar of the Agave Azul, or Weber Blue Agave plant.  Hence my fondness for Agave plants.

The Roaming Agave pictured here, is not the Tequila kind, but is still an interesting plant, and has endured our traveling well. With the help of Richard J. Hodgkiss, we identified this plant as Agave potatorum Kichijokan, or ‘Desert Diamond’. It loves Florida weather, and has grown quite a bit on our travels. It is getting almost too large for it’s pot, and may need to be re-potted soon. The Roaming Agave has also propagated with tubers or pups, and once re-potted, we will have several more Roaming Agaves to deal with. Richard also informed me that the Roaming Agave is monocarpic, i.e. it will flower once and then die. This is another reason to re-pot the agave, and split off the tubers.

For people wanting to know more about the Agave plant, check out Richard J. Hodgkiss’ informational  Succulent plant site, and especially the  Agave Page with tons of interesting data on this very interesting plants.