For some, vacation never really ends - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

For some, vacation never really ends

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -- The weather's cooling down, kids are back in school, and the city pools are closed. Seems like summer's really come to an end. That is, unless you're "on break" year-round.

"We've always been campers, we've been military, so we're used to traveling," says Deana Peck, of South Sioux City, Neb.

For Deana and Jim Peck, the decision to trade a foundation for four wheels was actually pretty easy.

"We sold everything, had rummages and I threw away a lot of stuff," she said.

Jim says, "This is our traditional home now."

While most campers spend a weekend in the great outdoors, this South Sioux City couple measures their time in months. They live half of the year in Scenic Park, and the other six months in Texas.

"Our kids are all grown now and the grand kids are getting up there, so we decided it was time for her and I to go do something," Jim said.

Without a home -- the bricks and mortar type -- Jim and Deana say living transiently has taken a little getting used to.

"You know, the freezer's about like that," Jim remarked about its smaller size.

"Taking showers," Deana says. "We don't have the big shower in here that we did in the house and we only have the one bathroom, but we've learned very well how to share that."

But after years in the working world, the tighter squeeze really is bringing them closer.

Deana says, "We're each other's best friend."

With fewer distractions, they're taking life day by day.

"You know, if the sun shines today, okay! If it don't, eh, it's gonna rain, we don't care!" Jim said.

"It was fun to get used to and we love it. We wouldn't want to go any other way," Deana says.

After 45 years of marriage, they're hoping for plenty more to spend together, on the road. They'll take off for Texas by the end of September, and be back in their same spot in Scenic Park, in April.

Online Reporter: Zach Tecklenburg

Powered by Frankly