I’ll never forget the last time I dropped my husband Dustin off at the airport. With tears in my eyes, I tried to comfort our young daughter as she desperately clung to her father. We had just spent one glorious week together, and it was already time for Dustin to head back to work. We wouldn’t see him again for another two months.
As I pulled away from the airport, my cell phone rang. Dustin was calling. Almost immediately, we both said to each other, “We can’t keep doing this, something has to change.” For the past year, Dustin had been on the road building industrial cranes across the United States. He would work for eight weeks, come home for one week, and then leave only to repeat the cycle again. While he was gone, I stayed at home to care for our newborn son and our two-year-old daughter. To say the distance was hard on our family is an understatement, and that last goodbye at the airport felt like a breaking point.
Fast forward three months, and our family was moving into a brand new 2021 Keystone Montana fifth wheel. It was truly a whirlwind of events in such a short amount of time—everything from selling our house, to donating our stuff, to ultimately deciding to buy an RV. Despite having no prior RV experience, the idea that we could follow Dustin across the country, and be together every day, was enough of a reason for us to make the jump. We’re now chasing cranes as a family and we haven’t had a single regret since.