RV’ing Our Way to the Barefoot Nationals


The Jones family took to the road from the Midwest to Waco, Texas to experience our first Barefoot Nationals!  After a summer filled with training and dedication to the sport, my dream of skiing at nationals was finally within my reach.  It was not without a great amount of preparation to make this happen.

The five of us plus our dog, “Malibu”, headed out on a sweltering August day on our first RV trip– heading to the even hotter Texas.  We were hyped to spend a week engrossed in our favorite pastime: “barefooting”.    And we were not disappointed!  We traveled 14 hours to and from our destination.  We slept overnight in Wal-Mart parking lots (thanks to a tip from Keith St. Onge).

We ate together, played together, and experienced the scenery together.  The people were nice, the Barefoot Ski Ranch was fabulous, and the entire family had the experience of a lifetime.  The outcome was beyond my expectations both on and off the water!  For this year, the distance is greater, the expectations are higher, and I am excited for the CHALLENGE!

Let the fun begin!

Corey Jones

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