Reflecting on the past year sends a tornado of thoughts and images through my mind. What a difference a year can make! I struggled to write our first year’s journey because we had just began to glimpse what this last year’s challenges would be. Our lives last year didn’t envolve shiny new campgrounds or multiple state road trips but it did test us in many ways and strongly reminded us that life is precious and we needed to enjoy it while we can.
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. ~Gilda Radner
As I sit outside our camper in Cross Hill, South Carolina, I reflect back on where this year has taken us and try to envision what the next year might hold. Living in a camper was a wistful thought of how I wanted to spend my days after we retired. That tiny seed was planted and took off like a weed and in a mere six months we bought a camper. We kept the camper stored for three months before we parked it in Asheville, North Carolina and began the slow transition from living in our house to the RV lifestyle. Even after being fully moved in we stayed at our jobs and enjoyed living in the camper until the time was right. On August 23, 2015 we hooked up and rolled out on our maiden voyage.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Tabby out on the prowl. This cat is the energizer bunny of cats, she turns 17 this year. When I met my husband he had a Doberman and I had three cats, the story has always been interesting since Sadie, our Doberman, hates cats. We managed to survive living in a house and unfortunately over time lost two of our cats. Tabby the lone survivor and the oldest was blessed with the chance to go on the road and become a traveling cat with her beloved Doberman sister Sadie. To this day we still keep them separated which always keeps life interesting.