We LOVE thrift shopping and going to yard sales! 95% of what we own is used. In order to live this SIMPLE LIFE, we have to be very wise with our money. We actually get a high out of buying used because we always seem to find the COOLEST things that cost a very little amount. Seriously I am buying these shoes for $3.00?! when someone probably spent over $60! Score!! Our RV is filled with beautiful items and we all have nice clothing, and it is pretty much all USED! I love it when people tell us they like something and want to know where we bought it, I smile and say, a thrift store! For us, there is no reason to every have to spend a lot of money on material things when it is easy to go to a used store and find the same things. It just makes sense to live this way because look at this amazing life we get to live due to us simply being “thrifty”. 🙂
California is BEAUTIFUL! So far we have been able to visit Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, Los Angeles, and the Sequoia National Forest! Our favorite part of southern California has been the time on the beach in Los Angeles. I had never been to a beach where there are fire pits set up all down the beach for people to enjoy having a nice fire at night. I am not sure what I loved most: the breathtaking sunsets every night, having the beach within steps from my RV, being able to have a fire next to the ocean or my husband and I being able to have date nights on the beach! Oooh la la
My dad was SO kind & generous to want to pay for our family to camp for several days at this beachfront campsite. We stayed at Dockweiler RV park in LA. To top off my dad being awesome he also flew in all the way from Wisconsin and surprised the kids!! Boy how I wish I would of had it on video camera when my dad walked up onto the beach and called out to the kids. They all looked, their jaws dropped and they all went running full speed into his arms! It was a very sweet moment. These children sure do love their grandpa. My dad spoiled us while he was here, treating us to yummy meals, fun outings and helping with the kids! Between spending precious time with my dad and making new friends in LA, we were sad to pack up and leave.
That is one of the hard parts about traveling, is having to say good bye. Thankfully, we always leave places with the greatest memories and with the hopes we will see all our new friends again someday. Even though our hearts are sad to leave a place we truly enjoyed, we are always excited to venture to the next exciting place! We left Los Angeles on Friday and drove up to the Sequoia National Forest and boondocked near a hot spring. You have no idea how excited we were to experience going into a hot spring! We woke up early the next day and started our hike to the local spring, unfortunately we were not able to go which was such a BUMMER for us all……you will find out why in the video! 😉 Have you ever been to a hot spring? What are they like? Our kids are really hoping we can still find one to go too! All I think about when I hear the word hot springs is the scene in the movie Daunte’s Peak where the bodies are floating in the water. Eeeek!! Next we are headed to Yosemite so if your family is there or near there, please let us know! We would love to get together!