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Things to do Without an RV

August 6, 2014

As noted in “The Ballad of Bessie,” Central Walk has been without an RV for quite a while.  Fortunately, our dear struggle bus should be returned to us in a few days.  In the meantime, we’ve found myriads of ways to keep ourselves entertained, and we’d like to share them with you in case you ever find yourself living out of a series of random hotels.  

#10: Visit the local town’s claim to fame.

10 roller museum

When living in motels and hotels, it is important to occupy the space of time from check-out (usually at 11 am) until check-in (around 2 pm).  One way to do this is to find the local area’s claim to fame, such as the only museum of roller skating in the United States (Lincoln, NE).  


#9: Enjoy popular local pastimes.

9 corn

Such as searching for quarters in a trough of corn (North Platte, NE).


8: Find out what’s happening downtown.

8 lays

We ran into the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor Tour last week and got some free potato chips.  I thought Cheddar Bacon Mac n’ Cheese was the best, but Cappuccino, Mango Salsa, and Wasabi Ginger all tasted like their names (Troy, OH).


#7: Have a holiday.


Christmas in July (Rushville, OH).


#6: Find a bargain.

6 goodwill

Thrift stores are a source of limitless amusement all over the country (Aurora, CO).


#5: Enjoy dinner out.

5 happy meal

No RV means nowhere to cook.  But just because it seems like we eat at the same six fast food joints week in and week out doesn’t mean dinner has to be boring (Kansas City, MO).


#4: Play with host families.

4 host childen

One of the coolest parts of not having an RV has been staying with host families whenever possible during the week as well as on the weekends.  Their incredible hospitality means a lot to us (Kansas City, MO).


#3: Practice acrobatics.

3 acrobats

This activity bears no inherent connection to not having an RV, but it is something that occasionally happens in motel parking lots (Effingham, IL).


#2: Reenact important moments in Church history.

2 nicea

This is the Council of Nicea, which Anthony and I thought would be very appropriate in front of St. Nicholas Catholic Church (Zainesville, OH).


#1: Enjoy the amenities offered by hotels.

1 treadmill

I’ve yet to see an RV park with a treadmill, and I really like walking (Brownsville, PN).


Lauren Mach, Central Walk 2014

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 6, 2014 9:40 pm

    Necessity, indeed, is the mother of invention. We are so proud of all of you and of all the Crossroads walkers this summer. God bless you all.

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