For me writing a blog is something I only do when I feel like it. I don't post every day, but I do think about it often. There are many posts that only get written in my head. This is probably a good thing. But then when I feel compelled to catch up, I end up with a very long post.
On Saturday morning we drove 75 miles down to our daughter's home in San Diego. This spring weekend visit was an unexpected treat for us, since we expected to be heading east by now. I don't post much about my two wonderful grandsons, but of course they are the nicest, smartest, best looking boys, and an extra day or two with them is always good.
On Sunday we were invited to join a large extended family feast. Good food, good people, much love. As I chatted with several people I had not met before I found myself answering several questions I had heard before.
"Where were we going first?"
"Do we have a bucket list?"
"How long do we plan to do this?"
"Where do we want to settle down?"
"Do I miss my house?"
"What will I miss most?"
And finally "What if one of us gets sick?'
I have answered all of these before, but it was always in a theoretical "someday" mode. Now it is for real! We are full timers, and I now have ever-changing answers to these questions:
- We do not have specific plans beyond our next stop at the Alfateers for our upgrades.
- Our bucket list changes every day.
- We will do this as long as it is right for both of us.
- Settling down is not on top of our list, but of course we have a vague exit plan.
- Yes, some days I miss my house a little, but not enough to be sad or regret our choices.
- I miss my large ovens the most. RV ovens suck!
- And finally, if one of us gets sick, we will deal with it. Bad things happen to people, in houses and on the road.
- We will live each day as it comes, wherever it is.
My plan for today is to go off to the pool for a water aerobic class in a few minutes, and then come back to the rig to make a picnic lunch to take to a nearby park which we want to explore.