Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Can be Anywhere at Anytime

     First, let me wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day!  May each of you be filled with peace, love, laughter and heartfelt appreciation for every moment that makes up your life!  Say thank you to someone today!
     I experienced an evening of thanksgiving two days ago.  I was invited to a friend's home for a wonderful dinner and to meet her brother and his wife.  They began their full time RV adventure in January.  They shared some experiences and offered many great suggestions that are likely to make my own experience more pleasant and cost effective!!!
     I am, of course, very grateful for the information shared, but moreso, the camaraderie among us who share the same passion for adventure!  I made two new friends!  We exchanged contact information and plan to keep tabs on each other as we travel around the country.  We talked about how cool it would be to meet up somewhere and share another lovely evening together!  IT COULD HAPPEN!
     Thanks Ed and Elena!  AND, Margaret...awesome meatballs!  Thanks for everything!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Pre-adventure Adventure

     Little did I realize that when I decided to embark upon the adventure of living a completely new lifestyle, that preparing for it was going to be an amazing adventure in itself!  And let me say this: It's a good thing I like LISTS!!!
     A few of my current list headings are:  WHAT TO DO - WHAT TO LEARN - WHAT TO TAKE - WHAT TO STORE - WHAT TO SELL - WHAT TO GIVE AWAY - WHAT TO BUY - and my favorite, WHERE TO GO!  Intermittent indulgence researching the latter keeps me sane while chipping away at the former lists! 
     There's another LIST that is growing.  The one titled RV DETAILS.  Subheadings include: WHAT KIND - HOW BIG - WHERE TO BUY - NEW OR USED - INTERIOR REQUIREMENTS - BEST LOAN OPTIONS and WHERE THE HECK AM I GONNA PARK MY HOME WHEN I VISIT FAMILY AND FRIENDS BACK EAST...LOL
     Oh, and did I mention the LETTING GO OF A STATIONARY RESIDENCE AND WHAT THAT MEANS list?  Suddenly, thoughts that never ever entered my conscious awareness are front and center on a daily basis!
*getting mail without an address
*letting go of 90% of my worldly possessions (and in 2 months!)
*new grocery shopping strategies
*RV, moped and bike transportation
*dumping my very own Spot-a Pot
*considering an item's weight before purchasing it
*HOME being where I park it
*needing unbreakable dishes
*getting excited having spotted a surprise laundromat
*meeting new people regularly
This may seem like a lot to take on...perhaps it is...but I am loving it all!  As hectic as it has been and will be until I actually get on the road, I can't complain at all!!!
A dream is coming true for me and the loving support from family, friends, coworkers and especially strangers (other RV-ers already 'doing it') has been such a wonderful gift!
If I don't get back before next Thursday...have a spectacular Thanksgiving! 
Remember to give thanks for all the blessings that are already on their way to you as well as those you already enjoy!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Look out USA...here I come!

WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG PAGE!!!  There's a new adventure beginning for me.  I decided that it is time to check something off my bucket list...I'm going on the road in early spring!  YEP!  Selling all my 'stuff', buying an RV and going exploring across this amazing country!  Once I realized that it was entirely feasible to finally manifest my dream, I began to look into information that might be helpful to me.  WOW...with each thing I come up with...comes 5 more things!  How exciting...
Stay tuned, as I'll be posting the wild and wonderful preparations that promise to make me a modern-day turtle...or snail....LOL