Wow, with all the response to our Verizon woes, this may be a really lame post. :-) One nice thing about this campground is the FREE WiFi, and it is fast! So, we have been enjoying that the last couple of weeks....
The campground, as we mentioned, is really nice. It is not big, it isn't flashy, and it isn't any where close to an RV resort. There is no pool, the sites are average/small and primarily have semi permanent residents here - there are some sad stories of folks that lost their homes, too. So, the flavor is different. However, the owner keeps it impeccably clean. The laundry room, the sites, the pond area, the public restrooms, the grounds - all well maintained, but still with a 'camp' feel. There is one area that is tree-less, but I do prefer the shaded sites, and we still get our DirecTV signal, no problem. Of course, the grandsons love that we can fish and have campfires ( a rarity, it seems). There isn't an "it" factor, except for the fact it is 2 miles from our daughter/sil/grandson's house. THAT is our 'it' factor. :-)
Being so close to family has some added benefits: connections. We know the best place to get a haircut, get the car repaired (twice!), shop for food (or anything else), attend church - on and on. There is little else I enjoy more than worshiping with my family.
We will be here about another week, before we head north to greet the newest grandtreasure. That is, unless she decides to make an early appearance. :-)
We are getting our rhythm for this lifestyle, although, admittedly I still have moments that I feel somewhat guilty for not doing the daily grind of work anymore. We both wonder what to do with the knowledge and experience we have locked in our heads... sometimes it feels like a waste.... Mostly, however, we are in awe of this blessing called retirement. We know that we are young for this lifestyle, which makes us all the more grateful to God for this time. Life isn't guaranteed, so we plan to make the best of family time and time with each other.
Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a comment. ~Marti