Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
January 17, 2017 - Florida Keys

Friday, May 2, 2014

Four Fabulous Years

It’s so hard to believe, but yesterday was the four year anniversary of our fulltime RV life. And, what a wonderful four years it has been!

When we began our journey, we were about ten years younger than the conventional retirement age. Most people were very excited for us, but there were those who expressed the what ifs. What if we got sick, ran out of money, didn’t like it, etc. etc. Our answer was what if we have an extra ten years to enjoy life the way we wanted to.

I’m happy to say we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first four years of our new and unconventional lifestyle. If something bad would happen, we will deal with it. However, we’re looking forward to many more enjoyable years.

I’ve been reflecting on what my favorite memories are of the past four years, and I can’t narrow it down. We’ve very much enjoyed the time we’ve spent with our family, the additional time we have to spend with each other, and the many new sites we’ve seen. We’ve balanced working to earn enough money for our living expenses with a relaxed pace of seeing more of the beauty this country has to offer. What more could we ask for?!

The last six days have been rainy and below average temperatures. We’ve been getting lots of use of the fireplace and heat pump in our new home. The only good thing about this weather is that its too cold to have any severe storms. My heart certainly goes out to those people affected by the tornadoes this past week.

Yesterday we helped my mom move the rest of her things to her new home. She had movers do the majority of it, but needed some help finishing up. She is moving from an 80 acre farm to a condo. You can imagine how much stuff she had. She did a good job getting rid of much of it, but has realized she still has too much. So, she will continue to downsize some of the stuff out of her new home. She has realized that too much stuff is not a blessing and vows to live a simpler life. It’s worked for us; I hope she can follow our lead!

We have a camping club staying in the park this weekend, so are almost completely full. I’m happy to say, the weather is supposed to be a bit better, but still cool. I’m thinking we’ll be selling quite a bit of firewood.

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