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Well, for a full time RVer, the arrival of a sticks and brick home is a mixed blessing. What to do with it, and why?

054On the up side we inherited a 1960s home in a very nice location near much of our family. That’s the good news. On the down side, it required major renovation and mold remediation — sounds worse than it was. Well, everything is gone out to the walls…


It means taking on all the responsibilities of a home owner – in addition to a motor home owner. AND, it has meant a hiatus in our travels while we oversee the renovations. Hard to sit here patiently while reading about other friends who are on the road enjoying new places and new experiences.

Meanwhile, we are close to family and Gettysburg NP, and there’s a family beach vacation in July and a new grandson due on or about August 1st — so, let me be clear about the mixed feelings. It’s not all bad that we’re stuck here for a bit!

AND, we expect to be off headed west again before the end of August. We have plans – and reservations made for Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama (Red Bay), and Florida. Lots of great places to see and friends to visit along the way. MOST IMPORTANT, we can change those plans in a heart beat – the real joy of full time RVing!

Sending best wishes and safe travels to all our friends on the road. Hope to see you in our travels soon !


  1. Always a sad time to see a boat go…still miss my Valinor, although the new motor home has been a happy diversion. I might look on line for sailing forums, but I think you hit a couple good outlets….good luck, and thanks for the pix…youve taken wonderful care of her!


    June 25, 2018
  2. Karen Griffith #

    Hello, Jim… I really like keeping up with your blog. I thought you might like to know that it has come time for us to sell Argo (formerly s/v Pye). I have mixed feelings as I’ll be glad to see her go to a good “home”, but I’m sure I will be teary-eyed when she pulls out of our driveway.
    At any rate, if you’d like to see current pictures of her, which shows a brand new Idasailor kick up rudder, and new 8 HP 4-cycle Nissan electric start outboard (6 amp charge). You can go to the following link if you’d like to see how we’ve maintained her over the years since we bought her from you, she certainly is a beautiful boat!
    So far, I have listed her on Sailing Texas’ website at:
    Also, I have put her on the Beneteau First 235 Owner’s forum… I plan to put her on a couple of other sites. Any suggestions?
    I hope all is well with you and yours.
    Karen Griffith


    June 25, 2018
  3. Michael C. Caskey #

    Good. Holler when you figure out when you will be on our area.

    Sent from my iPhone



    June 7, 2018

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