Wow! What an amazing week we’ve had! We attended the second annual RV Entrepreneur Summit in Fredericksburg, TX. Last summer when the early-bird tickets went on sale, we were quick to grab some. We have enjoyed following Heath and Alyssa Padgett‘s blog and podcast since before we started our RV adventure. They have been so helpful and encouraging. We knew we wanted to spend a week with others who have a similar life as we have.
For several days before the official Summit began people began arriving, hanging out, eating dinner together, sharing stories and ideas. Everyone in the campground wanted to meet each other. It was such a great atmosphere!
Although it was rainy and muddy the first part of the week, the sessions were held inside the big tent or in the main lodge meeting rooms. Every single workshop we attended was full of great information, helpful tips, and encouraging interaction with others.
We made lots of new friends and loved every bit of it. I only remembered to take a photo with a few of them. So sad!
We met John & Dorothy Bridges of Bridges Across America and went into town for lunch with them one day during a break between sessions. They recently retired and are traveling in a 5th wheel pretty similar to ours. We talked about empty nest life, becoming debt free, losing children/siblings way too early, and how to do church on the road.
We also met Ken & April Pishna of Living a Stout Life. We met online before the conference when April shouted out on the FB Group that they were looking for a spot to stay. We had signed up super early and reserved one of the huge pull-through spots so had plenty of space to share our spot. It was super fun to help them learn some of the early RV tips since this was their first trip out in their rig.
On the last afternoon of the conference, a large group of us went on a hike up the solid granite “mountain” called Enchanted Rock. It wasn’t super easy, but the views from the top were beautiful, and it was so much fun to go hiking with 100 of our new friends.
(group photo by Joe Hendricks – the amazing photographer who took tons of pictures at the Summit.)
The final evening was full of singing around the campfire, making s’mores, enjoying a concert by the Status Crowes, and spending one last evening all together before people started heading all different directions the next morning.
We loved the town of Fredericksburg and hadn’t had much time to explore it, so we extended our reservation at the campground an extra day. If you’re ever in this area, be sure you allow several days. We didn’t get a chance to see much, and we hope to come back again!