Daughter Kari broke the news yesterday at the end of her post on her challenging day. Yes, we are giving up full time RVing. It's come to the point that our hearts are not in traveling full time. We miss our kids and grandkids so much. We miss our siblings, my mom, our friends and our familiar church. Time to modify our lives. All the experts say that one of the most stressful times in a person's life is when there are huge life style changes. We did a huge lifestyle change on June 1, 2006 when we retired from long held jobs, sold our home of 25 years, and took off in our RV. We adjusted well to the traveling lifestyle and have had a ball. And now I expect that we will adjust just as well to having a permanent address again. After all, there's no place like home!
We are turning the truck around and heading back to Minnesota where we plan to find an apartment or townhome or condo, someplace where we can still take off for an extended period of time with no worries about the home place. We won't need anything fancy or expensive, as we plan to continue the simple life style. But we are excited. Home, kids, grandkids.....who can ask for anything more!
So I won't consistently have our travels to write about, or the travel photos to share. However, I'm thinking of a couple of possibilities for a different focus for my blog. We'll just have to wait and see what direction this goes. Meanwhile, we will have a couple of weeks of travel yet as we have to head south before we can go east and then north to Minnesota because we have to avoid the mountains at this time of the year. We plan to take it easy and see a few sights along the way.