It is that time of year once more. ‘Tis the season. For the next two months, brace yourself for non-stop family cheer. So much merriment in fact, that you’ll have to bat it from your face at times. Every second is precious. Every moment, during the holiday, is a memory that will be cherished for the rest of our lives.
Living in the capitalistic society that we do, naturally, we strive to produce as much good and wholesome family time as possible. If a capitalist wants something, like quality time spent with the family, they want an abundance of it. What could be worse than spending Christmas day in a smelly and crowded airport lounge?! It is all about spending time with loved ones. Instead of taking a flight, a motorhome is cheaper, more relaxing and squeezes out more delicious family time.
Think of that flight you took last December to Aunt Ethel’s home. You had to get to the airport two hours before the flight. So you had to wake up four hours before the flight. Since you had to wake up at three in the morning, the entire day before was carefully manicured to ensure your rest. You paid a fat amount to park your car in the airport garage, however, the amount was not more than paying a cab to pick you up and drop you off. The flight was delayed. The debacle goes on and on, spinning endlessly through the clouds. By the time you lay your head on the mahogany arm of Aunt Ethel’s couch, you are so exhausted you sleep the entire next day.
Good grief! Why did you go through all of that? Cheaper? Maybe, depending on where your destination is.
Time efficient? That above scenario took three days, including the days taken off before and after. Sure, the flight was only four and a half hours, but don’t forget the block and chain that goes along with flying.
What if you would have taken the RV? Of course, the situation depends on where you are going. For argument’s sake, imagine we are driving coast to coast, across the country. A maximum eight hours of driving a day, would take about four days. So the longest possible route in America, is just four days by RV compared to three days by flight.
Research available gas prices to ensure your RV trip is the cheapest possible. Also, research available places you can spend the night. Some Walmarts offer free lodging in their parking lot. Find a Walmart that is on the way to your destination. Do some shopping there and then camp out in the parking lot. Kill about nine birds with one stone!
Above everything else, every moment in the RV is quality time with the family. Not many memories are created waiting in the departure lounge, at least not many peaceful ones. This is exactly how the motorhome can save the holidays, by making that sacred time of year more peaceful and giving us more time to spend with family.