Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Bit of a Milestone

I originally started this blog about a year and a half ago for three reasons. The first was to let our family and friends know what we were up to. The second was to share our experiences in pursuing the fulltime RV lifestyle. And, the third was to have a journal record of our travels.

I did a lot of research as we were contemplating and dreaming of this new life. I learned so much from other blogs and RV forums. I wanted to possibly help others who were thinking about going fulltime by sharing our experiences.

Today my page view counter hit 20,000 and I have 60 followers. Most of the followers are not family members. I am blown away by that. I know there are blogs out there with hundreds of followers and many more page views, but I never expected so many people to be interested in what I had to say. It is a humbling and exciting feeling for me!

Another unexpected bonus from blogging has been the “virtual” friends we have made. We’ve actually met three couples in person who started out as blogger friends. And, we’ll be working at Amazon this fall with one of those couples. It truly is a small world.

So, thank you to all of you who have signed up as followers or who just stop in once in a while to see what we’re up to. Smile

The weather has been nice enough lately to sleep with some of our windows open. This morning was a sure sign that the fall season is close. About 6 am a large flock of Canadian Geese flew over the campground, honking like crazy. Soon after that, two large birds, some type of crane, were in the field behind us making an incredible racket. I had no idea cranes were so loud!

So, it looks like the birds are on the move. That means we will also be on our way pretty soon. Only six weeks until we are back on the road. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we arrived here to find snow on the ground!

Today two of my friends came out for a visit. I used to work with these two ladies about ten years ago. It was great to see them. Thanks, Sue and Judy, for making the drive out to see me!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. Many of us have started our blogs for those very same reasons. It's always interesting to me that most of the folks that read them are niether family or friends; but the comrades of blogging and RVing. :)

  2. I know I've learned some things from following your blog and those of many others. Although we won't be full timing for the forseeable future, we will soon be RVers.

  3. Congratulations!! It is truly amazing what this blog world can do. I feel closer to my blog friends than I do to many of my face to face friends where we now live. Our (Mike & I) lives changed dramatically and we no longer full-time but we part-time and consider ourselves RVers for life. Your blog is awesome and we appreciate all you put out there to share with us. Thanks!!

  4. It won't be long and we will be working our little tails off at Amazon!

  5. I too started blogging for the same reasons a little over a year ago. The same is true for me. I believe my kids actually read mine but rarely comment. I certainly appreciate all the comments that I get. It helps me become more confident in my choice of lifestyle.


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