Winter waiting

Well, it’s winter. The calendar said so on December 21st, but the ground was clear and unfrozen, and temps were still in the 60s. Sure didn’t feel like winter, and it wasn’t a white Christmas regardless what the music said. It feels like winter now, January 10th, after several days in the teens or below and daytime highs still below freezing. We fired the wood stove for the first time this season….

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As for enjoying our new motor home, we can only watch and wait for warmer weather and the time to get away.20170110_111607

It’s the waiting. I’ve never been a very patient soul – my wife will verify that. We have this beautiful escape machine sitting in the driveway all prepared for the cold. Then we read all the FB posts from friends and others who are traveling through the southern regions or settled in sunny, warm RV parks. I try to maintain a generous, happy sense for their good fortune – operative word here is ‘try’.

In any event, the clock moves inexorably toward Spring, due this 2017th year on Monday, March 20th – just 69 more days as I write this. Meanwhile, the S&B home will go on the market soon – step 2. Step 1 was the purchase of our Tiffin Phaeton 36 just a bit over a month ago. Step 3 will have us wandering with our new home being far more mobile.

As a firm believer in the adage “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”, we have only very loose plans as to where we will first head. But we have friends and family scattered about the Country, some fixed, some mobile. And, we have beautiful places we want to visit again or for the first time. The time and ability to do so is a gift we both treasure.

So, keep a close watch. You may see us somewhere down the road in our new home christened Fawkes – you know, the phoenix that keeps being re-born of Potter fame. Feel free to track us here for stories and musings from the road.