Wow, time sure does fly. We started this journey with four and now there are two. We have lost our two wonderful traveling companions Lilly and Blazer in the passed two years. .We truly miss them both, but their ashes are on board, so they continue to travel with us. They were wonderful travelers and super companions. Can't say any more or the tears will flow.
September started our 8th year. We have been preoccupied with many things going on here in PA. This is the reason for the delay in writing. With so much happening here we were not very inspired to do any blogging. We are trying to get back to normal. We blog as a journal for ourselves and family and to take you along on our travels. We really enjoy hearing your comments
Year 7 started in Lancaster PA. We had moved 26 times this year and had stayed at 13 new RV Parks with 13 repeats. Our stays ranged from 1 night to 97 nights, that was while working/playing at Dollywood. We also had a 60 day stay at Anastasia State Park in ST Augustine FL were we volunteered. Other then those two long stays we usually stayed 7 to 21 days. The passed couple of years we have slowed down a bit. We usually stay 7 days or longer unless we have to get to some place where we may move more frequently.
This year we took a vacation on a super Cruise with our oldest son Cy and his wife Dawn for their 20 anniversary. This is the first vacation we took in the passed 7 years. I know, I know some people suggested that we are on vacation 365/24. But that's not true. Our life style may be a little different then many retired folks but we have to do many everyday thing like all of you. We have to clean, shop for groceries, do banking, pay bills, get hair cuts, go to doctors, etc etc. Did you ever wash and wax an RV. think about washing your car, now multiple that by 6 or 7 times. Do you do those thing on your vacation? I didn't think so, so you see we spend a lot of time doing things just like you. Our back yard may change from a beach to a mountain lake to a desert landscape, but in many ways we are just like many other Americans. We may not cut grass or shovel snow, but neither do people in the South West or folks who live in apartments. Get the idea, its not all about touring and visiting attractions. So yes, like you, we do need a vacation now and then.
Over the years two questions always come up. What is your favorite state, place, or what ever? And. Do you have any regrets? I'll answer the second questions first as it is very easy. Two big regrets, missing family time and not starting at an earlier age. For our favorite place it takes a little more thought. There is a lot of serendipity in our travels. We enjoy where we are today. Every new place is a new adventure. We have many memorable adventures that are our favorite place at that time. There is no one place, its the whole lifestyle. that makes for our favorite place. Look in our archives for our post "Starting our 7th Year full timing" for more on these two questions.