We have arrived to our winter basecamp in Benson, AZ – to the lot we are leaseholders at in the SKP Saguaro Co-Op Park.
The bus and van convoy was a smooth 800 mile drive that we did over 3-days, and it was much more enjoyable than either of us anticipated.
The bus drove like a champ after 1.5 years of storage and some maintenance catch-up, and I loved loved loved driving the van solo (the new Sumo Springs are AMAZING!).
We have a lot to catch you up on – getting the bus out of storage and a proper tour of our lot at the co-op (we’re still getting our little casita situated as a living room & office space). And maybe I’ll manage to get some past-due travelogues out too.
We’ll get to that when we can.
But now that we’re in a known location that is hard to disclose without totally going social media quiet, we wanted to send out a reminder about not making plans to drop by unannounced.
We know our long time readers and fans would never even think about dropping by unannounced – but the message bears repeating every so often, especially in the winter months when more of us are in close proximity and it might be tempting to just pop on over for a visit.
This doesn’t just go for us, but pretty much anyone you might be following on social media (we shared this earlier this week on Facebook and Instagram, and it was so well received – thank you!)
Yes – We’d LOVE to meet you if our paths cross – and if you see us out and about, do say hi!
But please please please don’t MAKE PLANS to drop by unannounced.
We’d much rather be given the opportunity to set aside time for our visit, and even have clothes on.
You can find our contact info on our Contact Us page (linked at the top of every page of this blog.)
Some folks who share on social media invite drop by visits. Some don’t.
Please do respect that we’re all different, and just because someone shares online does not mean their physical home door is always open (unless they’ve made that clear).
- Some of us work full time and need focused time.
- Some of us are broadcasting or recording.
- Some of us don’t wear clothes at home.
- Some of us have bad days and just need to hide from the world for a bit.
- Some of us don’t get out of bed and instantly become showered & dressed.
- Some of us enjoy our time at home just being together (if the boat is a rocking it’s usually just wake – but the bus/van???).
- Some of us are introverted and homebodies, and appreciate our homes as our physical bubbles to recharge at so we can be our better selves when we step outside.
Again – we DO enjoy making new friends, but we’re human too.
Just please respect that we’d prefer to make time for you so we can enjoy your planned visit too.
And please don’t get upset with us if you do decide to knock on our door anyway and we don’t answer or we’re grumpy when we do – our laziness at not being out of bed yet (or being on a work call) does not mean we don’t appreciate you!
Our Arizona ‘Plans’
If you do want to come check out the SKP Saguaro Co-Op – they do rent out lots on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. And first time visitors who are Escapees/Xscapers quality for a special $65 week rate to come check it out.
Do let us know if you’re stopping in – we’d love to do happy hour and show you what we love about this park.
We also have a lot of work to get caught up on, including filming a brand new video course for the Mobile Internet Resource Center – so we’ll be hunkering down to focus on that project. But quick breaks are always appreciated.
Later – we have intentions to hit the (now sold out) Xscapers Annual Bash in mid-January, store the bus back in Benson and then start heading back east for the RVillage Rally in Florida in mid-February. And then it’s back to boat life.
It’s probably going to go by much faster than we’d prefer!