Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Creating a Digital Archive of Your Belongings

How much do you treasure your belongings? Your memories? Do you think about what would happen if you lost them? If they were destroyed? Are you considering downsizing and wonder how they will fit in your future smaller life?

Monday, February 4, 2019

Our Week in Quartzsite at RTR

Margaret and I attended our first Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) this year. It was again held in Quartzsite, Arizona. After a four-hour drive, we arrived late Friday, January 11, its second day. Our backcountry drive through Borrego Springs, past the Salton Sea, Glamis, and lots of farmland was much more peaceful and interesting than taking the interstate.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

“Downsizing” Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word

Sometimes less can be more. Having less stuff can lead to…doing more, traveling more, appreciating more. It can lead to those things because of less expense, less worry, and fewer restrictions.

People downsize (or downscale or whatever word you prefer to use) for various reasons. Sometimes it’s relocating to a smaller abode. Sometimes it’s due to splitting of a household. Sometimes it’s due to an overabundance of belongings. Sometimes we just feel the need to “clean house,” and sometimes it’s a lifestyle change.

My personal downsizing journey came about for all of those reasons. Ultimately, though, the decision was made for me because of a need to move back to the West Coast without the use of any vehicle and into a tiny area. I was able to downscale in stages, and I believe that made the process much easier.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Welcome to Over the Hill Sisters!

Hi, from Margaret and Virginia Hill. We are the Over the Hill Sisters (OTHS). Welcome to our new Website, OverTheHillSisters.com (of course!). You can learn more about us on our About Us page.

Upcoming posts will deal with early considerations that need to be made to help you narrow down which direction to take in becoming an RV nomad, such as types of vehicles to choose from (van, motorhome, trailer, etc.), styles of travel (how often to move, rate of travel, city vs. backcountry boondocking vs. RV parks), downsizing, budgetary constraints, etc. We'll travel the information highway first, then real-world paved highways and dirt roads because we feel good planning is essential to a smooth transition from a "sticks and bricks" home to your current or new wheeled home. For example, Virginia and I are sitting in the living room of my comfortable 5th wheel trailer with three slides and considering the pros and cons of downsizing even further to a small travel trailer that my Roadtrek can pull (easy but cramped). Or can we make it work with my existing fifth wheel (yikes!), which requires a strong truck to haul (luxurious but big and more expensive to support two motor vehicles)? We'll see....