It's another beautiful day! Are you reedy to "Rock & Roll" with us?

The best things in life
are the people we Love...
the Places we've been...
and the Memories
we've made along the way!

We are living in America!

Monday, October 29, 2012


We are on our way to South Carolina for a much needed vacation and visit with our full-timer friends!   Somehow things have put me into a very reflective mode.  Our first night out we stopped at Misty Mountain Camp Resort just out side of Charlottesville, VA.  We experienced a beautiful drive along Rt. 81 and then Rt. 29.  Views of the mountains and autumn leaves were all around us!  We parked just in time for the campground "trick or treat".  Neil and I always love to see all the children having such a good time.

In the morning I discovered this camper down by the small creek.  Our first camping adventures in an RV began in a 1985 Sunline travel trailer - no sliders,  similar to this one.  Memory #1.

Before we headed out I thought this tire cover had some merit!

So down the road we headed...
Stop number two landed us at the Florence RV Park formerly a KOA.  This just so happened to be where we stayed in 2008, when we were on what we called, "Our Six Week Tour"!  That was our adventure to see if we really could be "full-timers"!  This picture of the pond was taken back then as I walked our Cocker Spaniel, Casey.  Casey is now in puppy heaven.  Memory # 2.

We will be leaving this campground shortly and I feel so many emotions with the weather in PA.  Being away as a full-timer now, I am concerned about our family and friends back home.  It is only slightly over a year since the damage from the tropical storm Lee.  I recall how severely our basement flooded.  How extremely frustrated we were!  And now I do not have those worries, but you still feel anguish for others  going through what you still remember so well.  Memory # 3, 4, 5 etc.

See you soon...stay safe everyone.

Friday, October 19, 2012

One week from today!

On June 8th, we moved from our "stick n' brick"  home to our RV and have been camped out ever since.  One week from today we will start our first full time adventure and head towards South Carolina.   I can not describe how fast the time has passed.  At one point in the heat of the summer with the air conditioner blasting and all the shades pulled down tight, I might have wondered for a moment if we would make it through!  But we did and the fall weather has been so beautiful.

We have gotten quite serious about being ready to travel again.  Neil has finally after over a month gotten his tool box installed and loaded.  It only took three different purchases and a welding  job to accomplish!  Buy the way the two red tool boxes are looking for a new home.  
Then it was onto the basement area...

Not sure how all this will work out!

So meanwhile, I am working on emptying tubs from our soon to be gone storage shed!

 We are determined to not have a storage shed when we leave.  Although, I must admit that we are okay with leaving things at our sons home and Neil's mother's house!  :)  
Psst...don't tell them we are coming over with more stuff!
Have a wonderful friday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's October!

Once again I find myself realizing that it has been such a long time since I blogged!  No particular reason, just busy with everyday life.  Even though we are full time RV'ers, we have not travelled anywhere since the transition.  We work during the week, catch up on things on the weekend, visit with family and is all just like the stick n' brick days!  NOT!!!

We are so happy being here in the campground, having camp fires, walking our Tatum, meeting other full timers and telling our story over and over again!  Constant talking and dreaming about the first days of traveling as a full timer is so much fun!

We have put a lot of effort into changing our RV into our home.  We purchased a new memory foam bed, with all the new stuff to go with it.  That is my palm tree pillow waiting patiently to get to the beach again!  The new bed and bed spread are very comfortable!

So Neil has been busy trying to get the truck area and the basement ready for traveling.  He purchased a new tool box (which did not fit) and now is awaiting a second one.  With new tool trays and wraps he might just get organized before the end of the month.  

So I will leave you with one final picture of the two balloons that we always hang out on our awning.  I do wonder if when we are traveling,  we will still put out so much stuff?