I doubt 2020 will be remembered by many people as a great year although it was tougher for some than it was for others. Everything, including the RV lifestyle, was disrupted. In our case, we took a break from our touring lifestyle, driving the motorhome under 700 miles for the entire year. Our campground stays were more residential than we ever planned, with only one “repositioning” move during the year.
However, the reason for this wasn’t entirely due to the coronavirus. Early in 2020 we were asked to serve as interim pastor at Houston’s Southwest Church of the Nazarene. Our intention was to finish that assignment in late May and travel the rest of the year. Corona caused an understandable delay in the pastoral search. We were happy to stick around and minister to our friends there several more months.
We finished up at Southwest and began to plan a shorter travel schedule. At the very minimum we wanted to get away from the hot, humid Gulf coast for the heart of hurricane season.
Then the phone rang.
The Denison, Texas Church of the Nazarene needed an interim pastor, and since I had ministered there for a few weeks a couple of years earlier they wondered if Jackie and I could fill in for awhile. We decided this was something we ought to do, so we headed north (at least we did avoid hurricane season on the coast!) and started a new church assignment. The congregation of that church is easy to minister to. We will be here till February 2021.
So, our 2020 Adventure wasn’t as much a RV fulltiming adventure as it was “Adventures of a retired pastor while avoiding covid” kind of year.
A side note: due to the fact that our expenses this year have nothing to do with traveling in a RV, I won’t publish an expense sheet this year.
We do have plans for 2021, but based on how 2020 worked out, I think I’m going to keep them to myself for the time being.