How much longer do you think we can live this life style? We started this life around the end of 1997. That puts us near 15 years on the road. It has been very rewarding, at times frustrating, but mostly rewarding. We both love to travel. We both love natural beauty, so times like this here in Lancaster, PA, we get to see a lot of natural beauty, visit friends from the military days and actually do some ‘normal’ tourist stuff. This time it is tickets to see Jonah. That is very extravagant for us.
We can drive around and enjoy farm country. In the desert states, we can hike in the desert and enjoy just learning about it. We were used to red dirt of NC. We are both originally from Central NC. Our birth places were about 12 miles apart, but we did not meet until we were teenagers in high school.
She was from a mill family, and always lived within 5 miles of where she was born. My dad was a preacher and we moved to 5 other towns before coming to Belmont, near my birth town of Gastonia, NC. It was fate that we met. She was planning to move to another town with a girl friend, get a job and share an apartment. Her plans fell thru, she remained and we MET.
She was not sure she would like traveling, but the bug bit her and we traveled a lot, living many places. A son born in Biloxi, MS and another born in Kirksville, MO. I retired from the military, and we settled in Belmont for a few years. Planning our retirement. We have never required a lot. We were never concerned about what others thought about where we lived. Never too good to live in a trailer, we started life together in one.
For a few years we lived on her salary and saved mine. God and Life has been good to us. But the subject does come up, is it time to Quit the road? Like today. Excitedly Sherry says, I don’t want to upset you, but water is running all over the floor. I knew she was washing clothes and I immediately said stop the Washer, thinking it was leaking. It was not.
I had forgotten to open the valve to allow the sink/wash water to run out to the sewer. The water backed up, filling the shower base and was running over onto the floor. I threw a towel down to stop the flow to the carpet ran outside and opened the valve stopping anymore damage.
We cleaned up the mess, and Sherry asked the question, “Do you think it is about time to settle down?”
Could be, but we will start paying attention to the small mistakes, if they become dangerous, WE QUIT!
But now? all is fine. We go to Dan & Joan’s tomorrow, She is fixing Crab stew. Then taking us to their daughter’s CHOCOLATE SHOP. So all is well in Sherry’s life. LOL
Thanks for coming this way.
Borrowing is easy… Paying back is hard.
Sex is easy……….. Love is hard.
Our first car when we married. Except we drove it a long time with this side smashed in.
1950 Chevy Coupe.