Contributed by Shanin Erb, Terry Accounting Whiz
I’m all about Terry, all the time. I don’t think there is a day that goes by that I’m not donning a piece of Terry apparel.
My husband and I recently transitioned to living on the road and have officially become fulltime RVer’s. Now that we are always in motion, I find myself wearing Terry more than ever (if that’s even possible). We love spending our time outdoors and exploring new destinations and Terry bodes well with all types of activities.
One of our favorite pastimes is walking and hiking with our two dogs. We have two Shetland Sheepdogs; Harley is 11 years old, and Bentley is 12. They both have really taken to the RV life and are all about new adventures. For our jaunts, I love wearing pieces from the Soleil collection because they are so colorful, lightweight, fun, and versatile.
When we’re not with the dogs, you can find us out riding. We purchased e-bikes a few years ago and boy, have they changed the way we bike. We not only use our bikes to explore new and exciting locations but to run our errands, too. My husband is the avid biker among us and before we purchased our e-bikes, I would often lag behind. The e-bikes have made it easier for me to keep up, go longer distances, and carry a greater load.
Terry’s Soleil collection is a perfect match for me. When I am riding or hiking they offer sun protection and moisture wicking. When it’s time to hit town the prints are very stylish and the tops stay fresh thanks to the antimicrobial fabric.
We were recently introduced to pickleball while staying at a Boondockers Welcome (a wonderful network of free RV overnight parking spots with hosts across North America) in Hickory, NC. Our host asked, “Have you ever played before?” and we told him we hadn’t but had always wanted to try. He was so kind and eagerly offered to give us a lesson after work. From there, we immediately fell in love with the sport.
It’s a bit easier than tennis but, remarkably, offers quite a lot of exercise despite the smaller court. When you’re traveling long term, it always feels so good to get up and play. We’ve been impressed with how easy it is to join a match and how friendly each person we’ve played with has been. Pickleball courts have become a ‘must-see’ destination for us and we try to find them in the cities we visit.
On the court, or on my bike, it seems someone is always asking “Where did you get that top?!” when I am wearing one of my many multi-talented Soleils.
One of the biggest challenges of being a full time RVer is deciding what to bring with you. It’s a minimalist life at its finest. It’s a balancing act to bring everything you may need while also maintaining close quarters. Your wardrobe needs to be prepared for all types of weather because no matter where you are in the country conditions can change quickly. For me, Terry’s attire will always make the cut because it’s so versatile, super wrinkle-resistant, and often folds down to nearly nothing. Terry is my secret solution for having a full closet of staples out on the road and why you’ll see me wearing it every day of the year!