Timing is everything

When the kids were little, most summers Mireille would pack the three up in whatever car we had at the time and drive them three days to visit her family in Quebec. Since it was a three-day trip there and another three days back, she always made it worth it and stayed for a month…

11+ Months Already!

This Valentine’s Day will mark our first anniversary full timing in Charlie. In anticipation of more than one First Anniversary post idea, I thought I would bloviate on some observations over our first year to date. Many of these would seem obvious to someone who has been doing this for some time, but there are…

20 seconds of warm…

It’s a chilly evening but any night with a fire, a glass (or more) of wine, some music, and my Mireille, is a good night!

One of our favorite things

Last night there was a beautiful sunset. The photo above doesn’t do it justice, but it gives some idea of what we were enjoying. It was just after taking this photo that one of our favorite things happened. Some new neighbors had pulled into the RV park where we are staying, and they were out…

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…

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…