If you’ve been RVing for a while you’re likely to have run into a few rainy days. You know how it is. You take the time to pack up the RV, gather the family, get them excited, and hit the road, only to arrive to gloomy clouds and pouring rain.
While RVing is meant to connect you with the great outdoors and unique sites at your destination, you don’t have to let the rain ruin your day. Rainy days are a great way to bond with your family and guests despite the weather and can be made fun. Don’t fall into the trap of becoming one of ‘those people’ who become stir crazy after a day of crummy weather. Making a plan and determining to have a good time is half the battle. Here are a few tips to help keep you busy and get you through your next rainy day.
Plan for Tomorrow | Gather your friends and family around the dinette and start planning your activities for tomorrow. If your campground has wi-fi pull out your tablet or laptop and start researching activities you might enjoy the next day, and, if the forecast calls for rain, research indoor activities like museums or new restaurants.
Bake | Nothing warms the heart or brings families together more than a delicious homemade cake or cookies. Gather the kids, your friends, or spouse around and make a cake to enjoy with coffee or hot chocolate as the rain pours around you.
Games | Bring along a few games like Monopoly or Dominos. You’ll love competing with your friends or children. If you have younger children take this as an educational opportunity. Games like ‘I Spy’ or “Going To Grandma’s House’ are a great way to help them with their recall skills and encourage them to enjoy learning.
Work Out | Rainy days shouldn’t mean missing your workout or activities. Pop in a workout DVD or turn on your favorite music and dance. You’ll get a great workout and enjoy being goofy with your family. And, studies have shown people who work out get better rest, have higher levels of serotonin (the happy hormone), and have less stress.
Movies | Bring along your favorite movies, pop some popcorn, and curl up in a warm blanket with the family. A great comedy or inspiring children’s film can be just the thing you need to get out of the rainy day funk and ready for a good time.
Regardless of what your plans are for your RV trip, planning for rain will keep you from experiencing boredom and allow you to make memories even if the weather surprises you. Don’t wait until it’s too late and the rainy day blues set in. With our simple tips you’ll be well on your way to being prepared for whatever comes your way and, might even save the day for your family and friends.