Monday, February 25, 2019
More musings.... decisions....
Trucks of Art:
Not too long ago I was thinking about retirement. Well actually that was 22-23 years ago. We had lived in Virginia, DC, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri and Florida. Our home state was North Carolina. We traveled a good bit just sightseeing and vacationing. Always on a shoestring; Tents and home-made campers.
Near retirement, and after a couple trials; campers and a small motor home, we bought a 38’ motor home and hit the road. We set out to see all 50 states. We enjoyed driving 300-400 miles and finding a reasonable campground and settling for a week or two and exploring the areas. RV parks, state, national and Corps of Engineer parks are cheaper by the week.
We learned that things were even more reasonable in the less traveled areas especially away from either coast and big cities.
You meet some wonderful people in parks and in small towns where things are not all hustle and bustle. Park people and rangers are some very nice folk also.
The many churches are also an education.
For the past few years we have spent the colder months in Florida. Now is coming decision time. We have been blessed. We have rental properties that allow us to stay on the road, but with that comes some stress and normal problems. Not the least of which is multiple utilities and property taxes.
We will be doing some soul searching in the coming months and even the thoughts of it, relieves us some. But I know it isn’t smart for an 80+ year old to continue to push a 26,000 pound vehicle. We will weigh all the options. Life changes have always been an adventure to us. I think this will be. Heck, LIFE is GOOD!
I have said all this before, but it is good for me to write it down, because we still cannot make a decision…..