Not trying to be a Negative Nelly here, but I thought maybe I could share some of what goes on during our real life as real humans! Bob and I hoped for so long that we would one day be able to step away from the workforce and be able to carry on for as long as possible doing the things we had put off doing. It seemed like such a pie-in-the-sky sort of lifestyle! What would we do? Would we be healthy? Would we even like retirement? What if one of us got sick? What if one of us was left alone? And on....
One of our most hoped-for goals was to have the time to go places for more than a week or 10 days at a time. We have never had high paying jobs and that's ok. We knew how to live within our means and carried on. We knew that retirement was not going to bring a big pot of money with it! So the only real way we could travel much was to do it on our terms, which means economically! That's what led to our choice to get ourselves a comfortable home on wheels and see what develops. And it's still developing, and we're having a good time. But in the interest of transparency, I'll clue you in that there are little bumps along the road, too! Things happen, and you change.
Just like this agave plant in Arizona, growing all happy in its spot until a wildfire comes along and changes things! Hopefully there will probably be some new growth on this guy, but only time will tell.
Our own glitches aren't near as hazardous as a wildfire! And not life changing in any way. Here are some examples of the not romantic side of life while we travel--
3/1/2021 09:31:36 pm
Great blog. Heading to Tennessee? Hoping thats a cool experience for you. Take care!
3/2/2021 09:37:13 pm
Hi Deb - we have left Arizona in the rear view mirror but it was a great 2 months there! Heading eastward now, but staying on a southerly route to keep the warmth going! I went to a quilt shop last Sunday, not far from your place! Quilter's Market, and it was a good shop!
3/2/2021 07:39:37 pm
Great post! Thanks for being real for us. Happy trails to you!
3/2/2021 09:40:59 pm
Thanks, Jan! We have some more things I could add to that list, but that might be shared another time! One thing is that we get a lot of dust and dirt tracked in here, even with rugs outside and right inside the door. But the upside is that I can use my little dust buster on a stick and reach everything in the whole trailer without moving plug-in spots!
3/2/2021 10:07:56 pm
We were in Texas In The worst of it. In an rv but we didn’t tow it.
Kathy Anderson Denny
3/4/2021 07:53:43 am
Good morning Pam. I enjoyed reading your blog. I can easily relate to some of the items shared.
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