Off in the RV

We’re Back From Our Northeast RV Adventure And I Might Actually Post About Each State This Time

We went on a Northeast RV adventure for the first two weeks of August!

Off in the RV
Off we go with no screens and some snot and adventure in our hearts.

We all started out sick, which has never happened on a trip before, but we took our days slow and the weather was perfect and everyone got better quickly. Thank you eight pound baby Jesus for such wonderful children.

I was excited as I grew up in Connecticut, but I didn’t know what I truly missed until we went on our trip. Once we got past Maryland, the cool breeze of a summer night forced me into sweatpants with tank tops and I was in heaven. I also felt so relieved when I saw a proper cemetery with stones of all shapes and sizes haphazardly put inside a fence. I didn’t know how much the plaques and vases of a southern cemetery bothered me. Maybe growing up near one of the most haunted ones made me particular.

Of course, the people were stoic and rude and wonderful. Seriously, every person who talked to us beyond one word answers were not from the northeast — Wisconsin, Maryland, Louisiana, Quebec — never natives. But I remembered when my parents moved to Richmond over 15 years ago and I was so frustrated with how nosy everyone was down South. “Stop talking to me and focus on checking out my groceries/mowing your lawn/driving. Why do you want to know where I’m from anyway?” {insert suspicious eyes}

After over a decade of living below the Mason-Dixon line, I’m so used to random small talk that I kept wondering what I had said to make them stop talking to us. I also realized how rude I must seem at times because those Northern responses came back right quick — if I grown man wouldn’t hold the door for me and my three kids, I would squeeze right through with him and his beer belly and would not bless his heart once.

No matter what, we had a grand time with lots of laughter and love. I tried to take less photos in part so I could actually write a piece on each state and finish the entire trip unlike our RV trip out west when I got so overwhelmed with the photo editing that I quit trying to write each state up or printing out any photos for our walls.

Wish me luck — I’ll start with Maryland this week!

PS. If you read my happy birthday cats post, this photo Scott sent me just before we left on our trip will make you happy, too.

Scott on tiny bed
Scott looking cute on a tiny bed. Happy belated birthday, baby.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

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