We just wrapped up 5 days at Rainbows End, an RV park located at Escapees headquarters. The weather did not cooperate much and the sun did not peek out until the morning we packed up to head out, but nevertheless, we enjoyed our time there.
Being the newbie RVers that we are, it was great to be at a place that is filled with helpful people to answer all of our questions. We were able to set up our mail service and learned about some of the great programs Escapees offers. They have an RV Boot Camp scheduled next week which is a class for RVers to learn all of the ins and outs of RVing and they even offer informational lessons online as well.
When we first arrived, we were handed a schedule of events for the week. You will never be bored at Rainbows End! There were line dancing classes in the morning, a beginners sign language class in the afternoon, a community social hour at 4pm every day and nightly movies. There are two community breakfasts offered – one on Friday mornings for $6 and a pancake breakfast on Saturdays for $5. They also have this program & facility on site called C.A.R.E. (Continuing Assistance for Retired Escapees) which Russ talks a bit about in our video below.
We took long walks with Billie and Abbey and took them to the on-site dog park. Lots of people stopped to talk with us and the dogs even made a few friends too.
Most importantly, Russ and I started to figure out how to work and live in our tiny trailer (a.k.a. Teddy). It is a small space – there is no doubt about that. But it has everything we need and with just a little communication and planning, navigating our way through the day works just fine. Russ will typically get up first and take out the dogs for a quick break. By the time he gets back, the dinette has ‘magically’ turned itself from Abbey’s bed back to a dinette and our bed has been made. We repeat the process in reverse every evening as we set up for bed.
A benefit of the rainy weather last week ….it kept us focused on work! The toughest part about working on the road is the wifi. We quickly hit our max on our Verizon jetpack. Wifi at Rainbows End was fairly good, but you do have to pay extra for it and it is per connected device. We have also considered getting a wifi booster, but haven’t done much research on it yet. We are open to suggestions, so if you have one, please let us know!
I do want to give a shout-out to some of our new friends. Our ‘neighbor’ Dennis who has the coolest set up to see the stars and to Michael and Louise who invited us over for drinks and shared a ton of information about their time living in a tiny T@B trailer (they currently have a Lance 1995). If you ever hear people ask “where are all the good people in the world” …..I think they have gone RVing 🙂