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Magnificent Montana – Our Summer in Montana as Full Time RVers

A story about how we left everything behind for a life lived more intentionally, and how we spent our first summer in Montana.

“At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. So you can waste your life drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know: If you’re willing to take the chance, the view from the other side is spectacular.”

When we decided to go full-time in our RV, we got many mixed reactions. We were thankful for the positive encouragement of most. The countless numbers of people who said they were envious, and cheered us on or told us how we were an inspiration to them. There were a small few who doubted we could do this, called us crazy and gave us examples of negative they knew nothing about. 5 days ago we arrived in Montana, HollandLakeWtrMarkwhere we accepted a camp hosting job for a few months. It could be called a selfish acceptance, because we really were just excited to get up here to the Glacier National Park area. So it was a win-win for us. We are just finishing up the Memorial Day weekend where we had 3 full days of a completely full campground to take care of. We have gotten so much energy from the people out here who we have told our story to. The encouragement, and energy we have received has been overwhelming. We never doubted we could do this. We are enjoying it 100% and feel blessed and fortunate. But we all know there are those moments IMG_2958when our insecurities creep in and we hear the words of the naive people who doubted we could do this, or called us stupid for what we were doing find it’s way into a IMG_3081fleeting thought in a weak moment. None of these campers this weekend will read this, or understand just what they have given us, even though we were the ones that were supposed to be the givers this weekend.

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to my husband, Justin, JPfor the sacrifices you made for 20 years for our country and our family. Thank you to all our troops for all the sacrifices you continue to make. You are not ever forgotten in our family.

In our home, we do deployment. We do forgiveness. We do loud really well. We have fun. We do honor. We do courage, and we do commitment. We are strong. We get through the hard times. We do integrity. We do lots of hugs and kisses. We keep our promises. We believe in happily ever after. We do homecomings. We are blessed.



2 thoughts on “Magnificent Montana – Our Summer in Montana as Full Time RVers”

  1. Howdy,(ex)neighbors! That is a very nice area. We loved our trips to Glacier and Helena. If you get near Helena, check out the Gates of the Mountain boat ride, well worth it! Rich + Janet


  2. We hade a great time at lake Holland , Montana is as beautiful as we thought. Was crowded in Glacier and nice to have a nice place to stay not to far away from Glacier. Wish I could post a photo , worth a thousand words 😁


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