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Our Home Is Where We Park It

Living full time in an RV has it’s challenges, but one of the benefits is being able to visit with family and friends that live all over the country.  We’ve been full time for more than 5 months and have been able to see friends in Boise and visit family in Texas.  We came back to Spokane for a planned long stay and have been able to celebrate birthdays and holidays as well as spend much enjoyed time with two of our grand kids.

The grand kids really don’t understand what we’re doing.  They still think we’re going back to the ranch where they will come visit and create new memories.  They have been to our RV to visit and Kellie has been able to visit them at their house almost every week.  They will come to understand that this is grammy and papa’s house…eventually.

The other benefit to traveling around is spending time with friends.  We took a side trip to Montana in July for some ATV adventures.  It was nice to be able to say “yes – we’d love to go” when our friends asked if we would like to spend a long weekend playing in the woods.  Not having to worry about yard work or any other chores….we just pack up our home and it goes with us!

The loss of Jake has been really-really hard for both of us.  It’s been the love and understanding of family and friends that is helping us heal.  It’s about to get “real” when we start traveling again.  It will take some time before we get used to him not sitting on the bunk while traveling in the truck, and I’m sure some tears will be shed.  But life must move on and we’re about to hit the road again.

First stop – Vegas baby!  We’re ready to get out of the cold and into some warmer weather.  We packed away our warm clothes in the storage unit since we were anticipating shorts and t-shirts most of the time.  The 30 to 40 degree weather hasn’t allowed us to really wear the clothes we thought we needed.  We’ll spend a few days in Vegas then on to Lake Havasu City.  After that we’re going to spend some time visiting friends in Mesa Arizona, then off to Texas to spend Christmas with Rachelle and her family before heading even further south for the rest of the winter.

We’re really enjoying our full time lifestyle and feel like we’ve been doing it for years.  We really haven’t had to get used to anything or each other for that matter.  I guess that’s what it’s supposed to be like when you marry your best friend and spend 40 years together!  We’ve really enjoyed our time in Spokane, but we’re really anxious to get back on the road….home is where we park it!