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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ch – ch- changes!

I hope I'm not frustrating anyone out there in blogland who reads our blog. I know I've been very sporadic in my posts, but truly there hasn't been anything going on that is post-worthy. I found it very boring to write the same things each day, so I figured if I find it boring and I'm living it – readers will be bored reading it!!

Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :)

We have made some decisions over the past couple of weeks that completely change how we will be living over the next six months. One is exciting; the other? Notsomuch.

First, we've decided to move on come the first of the month. We've enjoyed seeing the kids and AubreyLynn, but it's time to travel. We've looked at the finances and spending the next couple of months in Alabama at Rainbow Plantation will help us save on site fees. While it will be hard to say good-bye to Kevin, Sam and AL, we'll see them again next summer.

To round out the decisions for this year, we made the very, VERY hard decision not to go “home” for Christmas. I know most of you full-timers don't travel during the Christmas holidays, but this will be the first time in the seven years we've been on the road that we will not be with family. When we made the decision to full-time RV, one of my non-negotiables was that we go home for Christmas. But, again, finances have dictated that it's foolish to spend the more than $800 it would cost to do so. Let me tell you, it wasn't easy to tell our kids and folks. But, everyone was very understanding and we are grateful for that.

Dang! Being an adult and making adult decisions is NOT fun sometimes!!

The exciting decision we made is to workamp this winter from January through April! Again, this is financially driven, but it will be fun to do something different. We will miss our Alabama buddies and the activities we've gotten involved in there, but we get to make new friends.

We'll be working in panhandle of Florida in Bonifay, at Florida Springs RV Resort. In exchange for our site, electric, and discounted propane, we will work about 12.5 hours/person each week. I know, that's a rough schedule, huh? :) I've talked with Alicia, one of the owners, a couple of times and enjoyed our conversations. I think it's going to be a good fit.

Plus, it's only a couple of hours away from the Plantation, so we can make playdates with our friends!!

And I apologize if this post came across as a “poor us” commentary. In no way is it meant that way. But, like many RVers, we've had some hits this year with repairs so it's time to refill the coffers. We just continue to be grateful that we have the flexibility to do that in unconventional ways. Life is such an adventure!

Until the next time . . .


  1. We have placed Bonifay on our itinerary for late January (or maybe early February). Save us a spot!

  2. I appreciate your blog and your update. Sounds like you have made some hard choices but good ones. Your candor is what makes your blog interesting and lets others see how you are able to do what you do. Thanks!~

  3. Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I'm sure your loved ones understand. Will be anxious to read about your workamping adventures in Florida.