Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024
Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wanderlust, Workamping and Walmart

Kerrville, Texas:
Wanderlust to me equals traveling for the fun of traveling, getting "lost," making new discoveries, wanting to see what's around the next bend, making friends along the way, finding good places to eat, and learning interesting history and facts. Bob likes to go on "walk-about" or long wanderings.

Workamping, for those of you not familiar with the term, entails working in places you travel to or traveling to places to work and living full- or part-time in your RV. Working while you're RVing may be out of financial necessity, or to keep from becoming bored, or even to volunteer. You can learn more at Many RVers are workampers. We workamp because we cannot afford to completely retire. This gives us the best of all worlds--working, camping and traveling.

Walmart, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
  1. You are nationwide
  2. Good pricing
  3. You allow overnight RV camping (at some locations)
  4. You have almost everything an RVer could need including:
  • RV supplies
  • Groceries
  • Medicine
  • Clothes
  • Kitchen stuff
  • Music
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • Delicatessen
  • Cards
  • Gifts
  • Sundries
  • Puzzles and games
  • Pet supplies
What else? Part of our wanderlust has brought us to the RV-Dreams Rally in Kerrville. The seminars are informative, practical and witty. Having lived in our RV for six months, we are learning what questions to ask. Many of our questions are being answered here about wi-fi internet, RV maintenance, satellite TV, insurance, helpful gadgets, workamping, budgeting, and full-time RV strategies.

Here are some pictures of Buckhorn Lake Resort where the rally is being held.
The private club where RVers have their own cottages.
Bridge and waterfall--private owners' club
Our site

How closely we're packed in.
Ours is the second RV back.
Nice touches--windmill, tractor with flower cart.
The exercise building
Back deck of exercise building overlooking lake.

River on property

River with white picket fence
Patio cafe.


  1. It sounds like you are still having a blast. Never been much of a RV fan, nowhere to park them in this country, but I do see a correlation with Yachtie live aboards.
    I think your lifestyle is probably the most sensible one in the world. :)
    Blessings, Geoff.

  2. Sandy and I enjoyed meeting you and dining at your table this evening. Also glad to have found your blog and looking forward to reading! Best of luck in your new position in south Texas!

  3. I was thinking about it and I don't think I've ever been in an RV. I can't imagine traveling for that long in one but I imagine you really do get to seem some interesting things.

    Love that little patio cafe! I'm a Walmart fan too. Mainly because I have really odd hours and it's open nearly all the time so I can pop in during the middle of the night and get anything i need. A great thing :)

    Anna@Herding Cats & Burning Soup

  4. I found this post very interesting because my boyfriend (Bob) and I have talked about someday doing the RV camping//trip thing to see the U.S and even parts of our own country.
    Good to have landed on your blog visiting a to z challenge.


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