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.
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!
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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