With the holidays coming, it’s time to start packing up your trailer and packing the kids into your RV, which means packing a tavern.
We spoke with Fox 4 News contributor Chris Wootton, who has lived in the area for 20 years, to find out how to pack up a small town in the midst of the winter and get ready for winter to come.
“I always pack a bunch of things and then have a little trailer for when I need to move the kids out to the next city,” Wootson said.
“So, I’m not going to pack everything.
I’m going to leave a little room for some extra stuff.”
Wootston said he would typically pack the trailer and a small house for his two kids, a 5-year-old and 3-year old, which he said he used to rent.
The kids, he said, are “very easygoing, very independent, and they’re not afraid of the cold.”
Woto, a local resident, said he’s never packed a trailer before, and even when he has, he’s usually not sure where to start.
“They are just like, ‘Oh, that’s the only thing we have in our house,'” Woto said.
Woto is part of the National Homeowners Association of Florida, a coalition of homeowners who support small town residents in the state.
Wootts RV Park in Fort Myers, Florida, is packed with a variety of things to get kids and family into a comfortable space.
(Courtesy of Chris Woto) Woottons RV Park is packed full of things for children and family to enjoy.
(Fox 4 News) “It’s a little bit of everything,” Woto explained.
“It might be the fireplace and the backyard pool, it might be a little house with a small bed.
I love to take my kids to the pool and take them there when they want to go swim or when they have a fun time.
It’s a lot of things.”
Wotson said he usually packs his trailer, two bedrooms, and a kitchen and bathrooms for his family.
He also says he always packs a few boxes and small items for his wife, his daughter, and their dogs.
Wots kids love playing in the backyard and taking their toys out to play, Wootons wife, Sarah Woots, said.
She also said the kids are often “barking, screaming, and playing, just really enjoying the outdoors.”
“It was fun to see how they’re adjusting to this,” Sarah Wotts said.
And for parents who want to start planning ahead, the National Association of Homebuilders also has a great checklist for planning out a home for families.
The checklist can be found here.
Wotton said he does have a few tips that might help, but said he prefers to stick with what he knows.
“My kids are very independent,” he said.
He said he also doesn’t want to make a decision based on what someone else has done.
“If I’m shopping for something, I know I’m really going to have to make my own decision on it,” Wotss said.
“They are the ones who will have to take the risk.
If it’s a good option, then I might try it, but if it’s not, I don’t want my kids getting hurt,” Sarah said.