Sunday, November 25, 2007

Living the compact life

I am writing this for me as much as y'all to give an insite as to RV living.

Cleaning...
lordy I found dust and dirt in the bottom of drawers and shelves that I have no idea how it got there. I know it probably came from living in plenty of gravel RV Parks around the country, but how it creeps into the RV drawers and such... I must be more diligent when docked around gravel spots. . Anyhow it took lots and lots of cleaning to get rid of the grit and now I have sparkly clean drawers and closets.

For some baby boomers, the RV life has become the new Harley Davidson – a symbol of nomadic/gypsy freedom. In a way it is gypsy like, but there is a bonus you get to meet up with old and new friends while seeing the vistas of this great country. Most of you know we crammed 18,000 miles into a about six months. And yes we will admit we did overdo by a few miles but the sites we saw were just amazing. And there is so much more for us to see. Like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, DC Zoo, Vietnam Memorial, Atlanta Aquarium all kinds a places to visit and revisit So listen to this...YIKES!!! pray for me please!!!

Mr Doodles has convinced me there is Alaska in our future. Now, just for visiting mind you, but three months. So a plan has been put in place for such a trip. I was hesitant, that's putting it mildly, for a long time, stamping my foot, hell no I won't go, way too remote for me, too far, too long - hell I could go on and on. Till finally Mr Doodles said OK then Buddy, he's the cat, and I will go. I almost said " see ya!!!" Then I thought about it. And then stepmomma relayed her experiences of Alaska and it did sound intriguing, sorta. I even offered stepmomma to take my place. But after the conversation with her I figured what the hell, OK I'll go. Be alert Mr Doodles my Christmas present to you is telling you I'm going to Alaska. Now that means we will delay buying and building anything for at least another year, but what the hell ya only live once and think of the photos I can take. Wonder how much gravel there is in Alaska. I'll let y'all know.

One of the big question that folks making the jump from "sticks and bricks" to a "life on the road" is a good, solid, important one: how to decorate for the holidays..........that is a definite stay tuna'd

5 comments:

Moon said...

Adventure is anywhere you take a step and a step towards Alaska is as good a place to start. You'll make the best of it, I know.

As for decorating, a blow-up green Christmas tree somehow comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

oh no you don't !! you wouldn't stay in Indiana because it's too cold... but you will go to ALASKA ? WTH? I'm trying not to take this personally ;)

tiedye said...

I want to be you when I grow up. You're da bomb. Alaska. Jiminy crickets think of the adventures I can't even believe . . .

Bee said...

I think Alaska sounds fabulous!!! And to be able to get there without getting in one of those nasty airplanes is even more so.

I've only seen pictures, but it looks like beautiful country. Imagine the photo ops. I NEED to see an Alaskan sunset!

Doodles said...

Bee you are first on my list to to get an Alaska sunset................now that I think about it does the sun set? Don't they have long days. Oh my I have so much to learn before the venture/adventure

kimmy we will be going during the warm time in Alaska...unlike cold snowy times not unlike INDIANA COLD!!! Kinda hard to drag ass the trailer in the SNOW!!!