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10 Things To Do – Rainy Day Campervan / RV Edition

Seeing as how the rain isn't made of acid, it's totally cool to out and do stuff. Here are some suggestions!

The weather has been miserable this week. My options are to hunker down or get out with the van and explore. I choose explore and it’s…well…it’s a struggle. Campsites have morphed into gross, muddy tire-sinking bogs. Humidity in the van has officially hit greenhouse levels. And it’s clear that if I just stay in the van and look out the window, I’ll stay fed-up. Oh, and I hate driving in rain. My default is to pull over and wait for it to pass.

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But I also hate being a grumpy jerk face, so I:

  • Went to a pop-up yoga class at a library (apparently you can find them in any city)
  • Had a delicious eggplant something from a Thai restaurant
  • Ending up camping at First Landing State Park
  • Grabbed an umbrella and found a path that led to the beach
  • Caught up with some of my new favorite blogs
  • Updated my planner for next month (I’m a planner nerd. It’s ridic)**
  • Watched some Netflix
  • Organized genealogy files for a friend (post coming soon eventually)

**Okay, so about that planning thing. I hadn’t planned on overnighting. Don’t blame me. The van says, “go,” I go. A van = the freedom to get out and go

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For longer trips, here are some rainy day campervan ideas:

  1. Bust out a deck of cards or a card based game (less space than a board game).
  2. Cook something from the back of the pantry. We all have that one can of What-Was-I-Thinking in the back of the cupboard.
  3. Plan your route with paper maps.
  4. Journal your latest adventure and/or write postcards to friends and family.
  5. Visit the local museums.
  6. Go to an amusement park. Trust me. For non coasterheads, theme parks are AMAZING in the rain. Hardly anyone is in the park. That means no lines for the indoor rides, no lines for the shows, no lines for food, no lines for beer. This could be the best thing you’ve never tried.
  7. Use the time to organize your pictures.
  8. Make rain days your gym or laundry days.
  9. Netflix! Duh.
  10. Get out your phone and take some pictures. Rainy days make for wonderful memories too.

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29 comments on “10 Things To Do – Rainy Day Campervan / RV Edition

  1. Love your blogs. You write and think as I do. Keep adventuring

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  2. Love your list!👍🏻😁

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  3. I kinda love rainy days and your list of activities were all things that I can see myself doing. Thanks for inspiring.

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  4. I’m new here and absolutely love your idea of living in your van. I am definitely going to read more as I have time. I’m kinda jealous…:)

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  5. Hope the sun will follow us during our current trip, but if not I will follow your suggestions. 😎

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  6. Took at peek at your blog and I’m really enjoying it. You’re into genealogy, history and RVing. What’s not to like? Happy trails!

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  7. You commented on my new Blog so I had to check out yours. Wow, love your writing and the Rainy Day post. Good ideas I’ll stow away. And, I’m a “Planner” as well!!

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  8. Great list of things to do on a rainy day. I really love your sense of humour. Happy travelling!

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  9. Fun and funny perspective!

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  10. I love this. Rainy days can be the best for catching up and accomplishing things or just relaxing and enjoying doing nothing. As a digital nomad rainy days feel like a gift of permission to do nothing and be okay with it.

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  11. Nice list! We were big fans of the museum and organise photos items – always had so many photos to go through.

    We’d also add Monopoly on the iPad (spent hours playing this game and still love it) and visit the local library (usually had good wifi, coffee and cakes!).

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  12. I’ll download Monopoly today. Thanks for the heads up!


  13. Great tips for rainy days! Cheers.

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  14. Ahhhh I LOVE rainy days, period, and I love being out in them. This is a wonderful post.

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