Beautiful days continue in Alabama…

Beautiful days continue at Gunter Hill walking the roads littered with bridges back to our sweet campsite. But my highlight was Sharon and Ron joining up from Tinycamper, in which you can read all about her visit too.  She was everything and more than I imagined.  Such a sweetness that is infectious.  I can listen to…

Enjoying ALABAMA!

  Weathered the storm in Mississippi….just woke up to a few pine grass sprigs and twigs plastered to our rig.  Nothing a fast drive down the highway won’t get rid of!  I do have to say, you can’t hardly hear or feel the wind of a storm in our tight ship! We are now parked outside Montgomery, AL…

House-sitting gigs can be GRAND!

Love it when family offers up the driveway, or even a chance to house sit while they take off for Disney!  One week down and one more to go.  What a lovely home and we were totally lost going room from room instead of wall to wall.  A mega washer and dryer that we could…

Just a “glimmer”…

Down the highway….one half hour north of the bricks and sticks in a Illinois state park campground – Weldon Springs! Seventy-eight sites…we are one of three hooked up – PERFECT!  Adjusting to the new lifestyle…might change our names to the Nomad and the Gypsy! The big bad camera hiding, so here was a snippet from the…

Time keeps ticking down…

My countdown calendar keeps get smaller and smaller.  In the midst of the all the madness…we took an afternoon to lounge at the pool…grandkids and mom and dad were gone so had it all to ourselves.  Felt like I had escaped to a resort.   Friday it’s bye-bye to cable tv and the king-size bed.  It’s…

Pulling my hair out!

I suspect there’s been enough posts about downsizing, purging, whining, and just a pure emotional roller coaster. But that’s my life right now. I get scared, second guess myself and this journey, and move items from room to room.  Gheez….it can sure play mind games on you.  My goal is to have the last of it in…

TGIF Evening….

So the mulberries are changing a tad at a time to ruby red…if only I could catch them before the fierce birds looking for a tart taste at their table!  I decided to go out and capture a photo or two after reading this post on their benefits.  I might have to go to bat…

Day Three and the start of Day Four…

Lacking on pictures but expect to get some today.  Camera has been charged! Yesterday was a run down to Cobden, IL.  There is where the hills rise and the beauty really shines.  Whizzed through a couple of the eleven wineries.  Found a road stand of fresh strawberries locally grown.  Stopped for lunch at Mr. Jer’s…

Rend Lake…Day Two

Is this what it is all about?!!  The freedom to rise from bed and just go with the flow amongst all the fresh air you can breath, all the beautiful bounties of the environment that surrounds you, to pick and choose which direction your day will take you…I can sure get used to this! Only…

PLAN B!!

PLAN A: Take a week’s vacation to travel the countryside of Iowa, hit some bike trails, head into Sioux Falls and meet up with our new insurance agent and get our SD driver’s license.  Then we’ll head back through lower MN, glide through the Galena area, and lastly, stop at the Starved Rock State Park…

Does it get any better….Mother’s Day weekend!

  FINALLY, good weather! High sixties, a tiny sunburn, a few flowers planted, and gentle breezes.  Up on the hill is momma groundhog and her babies!  Who was the timid one…momma for sure.  She has four brand new babes who venture farther and farther as the day went on. Enjoyed a cookout with my special…

What should I pack?!

Despite yet again another day of rain, it’s one of those warm rains.  One you can still run out in flip flops and shorts and getting wet just feels sweet!  With on and off downpours, it was hard not to curl up under the covers and listen intently.  These Casita’s are COZY as ever.  I love…