About Us

Thank you for visiting our blog!  We are Dan and Jonell Anderson, and in 2013 we decided to throw caution to the wind and radically change our lifestyle.  We sold our house, belongings (most of them!), quit our jobs and purchased a 5th wheel.  We are too young to retire, so we will be working and traveling around this great country of ours.

Jonell has spent the last 10 years working at a level one trauma center as a CT Technologist, and Dan was a Math Teacher for 27 years.  Originally we planned to work until “retirement age”, and then travel the country.  But one thing Jonell learned over the years while working at the hospital was how quickly a person’s life can change through accident or illness.  She has talked with too many people who were waiting until they had just the right amount of money, or were waiting for just the right circumstances before pursuing their dreams.  And then “something” happened, and they were never able to fulfill those dreams.

Life is too short.  For the past several years, we have been following several blogs, reading books and attending rally’s to talk with other full-timers.  The one thing we hear over and over from other full-timers, is that they wish they would have started sooner.  And many of them encouraged us to follow our dreams now, rather than waiting.  So when Dan hit the “Big 5-0” in 2013, we knew it was time to pursue our dreams, and off we went!!

Currently we have no source of income other than our savings and the jobs we do on the road. As we begin to get a little older we do have IRA’s, investments, a pension, and Social Security to assist us with income.

We plan on sharing our experiences work camping, and playing tourist. We appreciate comments on our blog, and hope you will follow along on our journey!  If you want to contact us directly, we can be reached at:  liv2rv@gmail.com

Click on the link HERE to view a short eight minute video to learn more about us. This video is compliments of Chris and Cherie of Technomadia who interviewed us in January of 2014 while we were vacationing with a great group of RV’ers in Cedar Key, Florida.

24 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Looking forward to following your journey! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear all about it! We’re excited for all 3 of you! ~The Kierzeks 🙂

  2. Hey kids, I found your blog through Phil and Rudee. It was nice to meet you last week and tour your lovely rig. You are doing a much better job of covering the territory than I am, I find it harder working the night shift; sleeping so late leaves little time to explore :-(. Maybe we’ll have time to visit longer in Florida this winter…Cedar Key isn’t that far from us. Come down to Crystal River one day and we’ll kayak with the manatees!

  3. You two are a true inspiration to a lot of the people who are planning to go full-time as an RV’er. I retired after 27 years in law enforcement and like Jonell, I have seen too much death and realized everyone waits until it is the right time, never knowing their time on this earth was up sooner that they thought. I planning a full time launch in the spring of 2015.
    Thanks for posting the blog and again you are a true inspiration for us “too young to retire” crowd. Stay safe and take care.

  4. Hello,
    I found your blog on Word Press. We are heading to the Rapid City area soon and were wondering if you had an RV Park recommendation that would be centrally located to all of the great sights to see in the area. We are in a 40 foot motorhome. Thanks and looks like you guys are doing it right! Traci Miller

    • We have a 40′ fifth wheel and we stayed at Heritage Village Campground. It is a basic no frills campsite located about a mile south of Crazy Horse Memorial and four miles north of Custer. There are numerous other campgrounds between Rapid City, Custer and Keystone that would accommodate your rig. However, it would be hard for us to recommend any one of thse campsites over another since we did not stay at any of them. There is so much to see and do in the Black Hills and Custer State Park you probably won’t spend much time at your campground other than to eat and sleep. The scenery is beautiful and you can check out some of our other blogs to see what activities we would recommend.

  5. Hi Dan and Jonell, can’t wait to read through some of your adventures! I’ve been couchsurfing and volunteering for the past two years between part-time work, but am attacking seasonal work in earnest this year in our National Parks. Looking forward to getting to know more in this community! Happy Travels!

  6. Hi Dan & Jonell, We want to start a blog for our trip, Started a Blog with WordPress, but is very confusing. Any thoughts on how to really get going with it? Don’t know if you remember us, but we are in Brian and Annette’s Bible Study.

    Jeannie & Dean

    • Hi Jeannie and Dean

      Great to hear from you! WordPress can be a challenge, because there are many things to set up. And they always seem to be changing things. The site now looks nothing like it did when I first set up our blog.

      I do know several people that have set a blog with Googles Blogger. Sounds like it is easier to use. They don’t have as many features from what I have heard, so this may be a better option for you.

      You can find more information from this link.


      Just plan on spending an hour or two setting it up for the first time.

      If you want to use WordPress, go under their support tab, and they will have many topics to read.

      Let us know what you end up doing. We would be happy to help you out. Wish we were coming home for Christmas, as we could get together and work on this.

      Feel free to ask any questions.

      Have a wonderful Christmas!

      Dan and Jonell


  7. Love your blog, your dog and your photos. Speaking of photos, would you please consider allowing me to use one of your buffalo photos for a small Kansas Day project?

      • My client is ecstatic. He was in awe that I could find such a perfect image for our purposes. I was able to pull one off the web that is suitable. If you would like to see a proof of the end product, send me an e-mail and I’ll zap a pdf file over to you. Thank you for sharing your lives and your photos.

  8. Happy Birthday Dan… It’s 12 o’clock here which means another digit is added to your grand total. Hope you find a great place in the Tetons to celebrate….

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