Here we sit at our South Carolina “home” on a rainy day pondering the future.
The biggest thing on our minds is our immediate future travels. We’ve been tossing about some ideas, should we pull out the end of August and zip down to Jacksonville, Florida for the Labor Day weekend? My buddy, Ron, my partner in my law enforcement days, is taking his new RV to an RV resort for the weekend. It would be nice to see him and his wife, Amy.
But then we’d have to zip back to SC because Marti has a follow up appointment on September 5th from her cataract surgery and I have an appointment with the VA on the 10th.
We’d like to roll after my appointment to visit our son Ryan in his new home in Missouri for a week in September, but first swing by our neighbor at our former home in Virginia and pick up our family heirloom piano she’s been holding for us. Rent a U-Haul trailer and tow the piano to MO to Ryan’s house so our granddaughters can start to learn how to play it. Marti would follow me in our car while I tow the trailer in the Journey.
Then return to SC and start our workamping position at the Strom Thurmond Corps Of Engineers campground. We hope to be there for October, November and December, but we have not heard back yet if we’ve been accepted. This workamping gig would give us a new experience and keep me close enough to the VA (hour and a half) for any follow up appointments that may come along (or not). We still will be going to the Carolina Clan gathering in Huntington Beach SP, SC the last week in October.
We’re hoping to head west after the first of the year for a couple of months, then back to NJ for a mid March wedding for a niece (how dare she chose that day without clearing it with us first!). We did a rip-roaring tour through the West on our first year on the road and now we’d like to slow down a bit and see some of the things we flashed by.
If the stars don’t align for a westerly sojourn, Florida and Key West are plan “B”. Might even throw in a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, too.
Then we’ve talked about the “Final Exit”, no, not that one, but what we’ll do when we someday retire from our fulltime life, buy another house and put down some roots.
We do like the area we’ve been staying in here in South Carolina so it is at the top of the list. A big plus is it is where our grandsons live, so that’s a big draw. But we intend to keep on traveling. Just in a smaller motorhome, one where we can go for a couple weeks or months, but it doesn’t have to be so large as to carry everything we own in it. After all, our four granddaughters live in two other states and we want to see them as much as we can, too.
We even mentioned this idea to Andrew and Owie. They were panicked by the plan. The first thing they both blurted out was “If you get a small camper, where will we sleep?”.
That was nice to hear and we assured them that even though that some future day RV will be smaller, there will always be room for them. It’s nice to know they love traveling and being with us.
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