September 24, 2018

Life’s Big Adventure!

Posted on October 17, 2017 by in The View From Here

My daughter has always wanted me to write about my life. She even went so far as to buy me a Hallmark legacy book to fill out. I donated it. There was nothing good I could think of to put in it and I’m not interested in writing down all the bad like some do to heal their wounds. My wounds are healed for the most  part  and  re-hashing  them  isn’t going to give her the warm and fuzzy feeling about her parents that I think she was seeking.

But now…
Now that we have set out on this NEW adventure, I feel differently. I don’t want to forget or miss a minute of it – so writing it down might just be a really good idea!

We    took    off    yesterday, Monday   morning,   and   headed   to our  first  reservation  in Columbus, Texas.  The  campsite  located  along the Colorado river is a very welcome sight for us. We were camping here when we originally hatched this idea of camping our way across America. Today,  we  intend  to  finally get to head to Camping World and buy a  few  things.  I’m  wanting to  check out their 3 wheel bikes and he wants some  scissor  jacks  to  help  with  the leveling. I personally think we need to buy a NEW level.

We both  thought  the  trailer  was leaning a little when we parked it yesterday, but the level said it was only about a half of an inch off. We thought we could live with it. Today, even a drunk could see it’s leaning way over like a boat on it’s side and I’m sure everyone in the park is laughing at the newbies.

This  morning  has  already  been pretty  exciting  –  the  fire  alarm  went  off right after I put shampoo in my hair in the shower.  I  thought  it  was  a  fantastic  idea to light my NEW autumn scented candle while I had the whole house to myself for the first time. So much for a little “quiet” time. And  yes,  it  did  finally  re-set  itself while I was furiously hurrying to get out!
By  the  way,  yesterday  we  also took our first REAL hike since becoming fulltime RVers. We had to take a shortcut across the neighbor’s grass to get back, but we made it.  (Those people in the photo – that’s not us. They are just a great looking family  that  are  probably  about  30  years younger than us. We’re just a couple of old people, so don’t expect to see us here.) We didn’t  see  any  critters  on  the trail  at  all, which is why we went. That and to begin exercising so that we can hopefully make this big adventure last longer. We did see a herd of 7 deer cross right in front of us as we left our campsite for the hike though. The deer are one of  the many reasons we love this place. They graze right outside your window at all hours of the day and night. We even had 2 walk within 10 feet of our picnic table. And  that  buck  in  the  photo,  he’s  real. That’s the first buck I’ve ever seen in my life, so I had to get his photograph! IMG_0053

This is the story we want to tell and to remember about our lives. This is  our  happy  ending  and  we  want  to share it with you and with our kids. Not everyone gets the opportunity to do what we are doing and we know it. Perhaps you can live vicariously through us on our travels and maybe have a few laughs at our expense.
Until next month, we wish a very happy ending for your lives too.

The Professional Tourists

 

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