Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Next Home

Home is where we park it. You often hear full-time RVers make that statement and it is true for us. For the past three and a half months, home has been in 35 RV parks in 20 states. We have been very busy. For the past couple of weeks, at times we look at each other and say “Where are we?” or “Where were we yesterday?” It is time to park our home for an extended stay.

Through the years we have been volunteering in state and national parks and fish and wildlife areas, we have learned we prefer assignments lasting two or three months. By then we are ready to move on. This summer we discovered we feel the same about how long we enjoy being tourists.

Friday this week we will set up our home on wheels in Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado, and live there for seven weeks. We volunteered there last summer and are looking forward to returning.

This is what is so wonderful about our life-style. We can travel, see new sights, move to new places, and have wonderful adventures. We can also stop and just live.

Some of the highlights of the past three months have included hiking in the Chiricahua Mountains of southern Arizona, relaxing in Potters Creek Public Corps park in Texas, biking in the Aransas National Wildlife area on the Gulf Coast of Texas, driving the Creole Nature Trail in Louisiana, exploring Mobile Bay and Dauphin Island (before the oil spill reached that area), running on the beach in Jacksonville, FL, and Myrtle Beach, SC, exploring Savannah, GA, visiting Civil War battlefields in Virginia, spending time with our precious granddaughters Rachal and Samantha in Massachusetts, visiting New York City, and biking Mackinac Island.

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