FAQ – So, where are you from?

FAQ – So, where are you from?
Perhaps it was our time in central Mississippi where we only had to greet the check-out person for them to know we weren’t from “‘round here”. Maybe it was the SOWER Rally in March where we met so many new folks. Or maybe it was just being greeted at church by someone who recognized us as a visitor.

“So, where are you from?”

That is a pretty simple question for most folks. And in the early part of our journey, it was pretty simple for us too. Pennsylvania. But after almost 14 years as full-time travelers, it’s getting harder and harder to answer. First we changed our domicile to Florida, but having never actually lived there (or even visited the town where our address was) we certainly never considered ourselves Floridians in any way, shape or form. Recently, we became Texans. Now, while we actually own property in Texas, vote in Texas, have our vehicles registered in Texas, and generally love Texas (well, except the summers maybe), we don’t really consider ourselves From Texas. (Besides, we have yet to purchase our first pair of cowboy boots.) But still the question is asked.

“So, where are you from?”

Do they mean where we’ve just come from? (Currently that would be Ohio, and before that Mississippi.) Where do we call home? (A 40 ft. motorhome parked up on the hill.) Or are they just being polite? (Always a possibility (if not a probability!))

Here’s our current standard reply –
“We raised our family outside of Philadelphia, but we’ve been living in our motorhome for the last 13+ years, so right now we’re from [insert where we are parked].

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Depending on their response, either a glassed over look of “are you homeless or what?”, or a delighted “Man, I’ve always wanted to do that”, we’ll elaborate (or not!) a bit more on what exactly we do and why we love it.
Which actually brings up another question we’ve been asked recently –
“Do you love it?”
Well, five thousand and thirty five days later the answer is an unequivocal – YES!!

One thought on “FAQ – So, where are you from?”

  1. From the sentimental:
    “Home is where the heart is.”
    To the practical:
    “Home is where you park it.”

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