Whew! (Arizona to Colorado)

  It has been a while since I last posted here. That is not because I haven’t had anything to say, but more because we have been busy. When last I wrote, we were crossing the two-month mark and were still in Mesa Arizona at the Mesa Regal RV Resort. We were there for a…

Giddy

That is how we feel right now. The house is gone, we have everything (and more as it turns out) that we need with us in Charlie, and since Saturday, March 31 we have been at a beautiful RV “resort” in Mesa Arizona. We are staying here the month of April visiting my brother and…

Downsizing and shucking “stuff”

This past weekend we took the final step in getting rid of most of our “stuff” and leaning down to being fully self-contained in Charlie, our RV. It has been a process of months and has required quite a bit of attitude adjustment. However, after losing all four of our parents in the space of…

One month in…

Today is our one month anniversary living in Charlie. We have not gotten on the road yet. Charlie’s travels so far have been from Montgomery Alabama, where we picked him up, to Edmond Oklahoma. That said a month is a month, and we have learned some lessons and had some surprises. As such, I thought…

Tom Sawyer Mississippi River Park

As I ended in a previous post, we were just making our roundabout way to Tom Sawyer’s Mississippi River Park. Once we got back on the right road, things were much better; however, despite the signs telling us we were on the right path, we still questioned ourselves and each other if we were or…

A philosophical interlude

I know there is nothing new here, Solomon said there was nothing new under the sun, so there is no reason to think this will be. I also know that all this has been said before, and better, by people throughout time. Still, as Zig Ziglar once said and I often quote, “We do not…

Homeward bound – part deux

Mireille worked in the CCU at a hospital in Oklahoma City for 20 years. In that time she came to know a lot of people. One of the people that she knows is still her doctor. When she was in seeing him the last time the subject of Charlie and our impending adventure came up….

Making Charlie Ours

Got our pictures hung. We had not seen any of these for years and years. Mireille found them as we were going through boxes scanning pictures and throwing stuff away as part of our downsizing. We had them framed with the intent of hanging them in Charlie. From front to back you can see two…

Homeward bound – part the first

As I mentioned in my last post, we decided to cut our stay at the dealership short and stay in a campground close to Montgomery for a couple of nights so that our son Gregory could visit and see the new RV while we were close to Fort Benning Georgia where he is currently. When…

Charlie

Our new RV was complete and had been at the dealership for almost two weeks. We had set February 14, Valentine’s day, as the date we were going to pick it up. We flew into Atlanta on Monday and took the opportunity while we were there to meet our youngest son Gregory that evening at…

Data is Life…lihood!

As I have mentioned before, I am not retired. I still work a full-time job for a large multi-national company as an IT manager. One of the benefits of my job is that since the company is worldwide, and members of my team work in different countries and time zones around the clock, I can…