Monday, July 5, 2010

On the Road Again

Wow! I did not realize until we began prepping for our summer working vacation that it has been one year since I was traveling in our motor home. We have been prepping for our upcoming trip for 4 day and it has been bone tiring. As our house distanced in the rear view mirror I asked "OK, what have we forgotten?" Paul, contemplating our intense preparation was certain there could have been nothing. Eight hours later some of the answers becomes clear: the down comforter (where we are going the low is in the 30's at night), the spices (including the salt) and some work out equipment (yoga mat and resistant bands).

Earlier I had awoke at 3:00 am and thought "you can't forget last night's homemade ice cream, basil from the garden and olive oil." I really thought that was all we were missing and there was no way we could not be on the road by 7 am. We woke at 5:00 am and left the house at 8:05 am.

As I finished loading the RV, I was blessing the home and missing it at the same time. I remembered a conversation I had with Tara a few months before when she was in the process of selling most everything she owned and walking away from her home to live a life of "full timing". I couldn't convince her at the time, but I relayed that it would all be far away and most forgotten by the first night of camping.

The sun is slowly fading on our campsite in the orange grove and I wonder "Where is home?"


Annette said...

It was good for me to read this and remember what life is like on the road. We're talking about getting on the road again next Feb and after my initial excitement, all of the details in between seemed to be a lot. It may be easier to stay in this house, but I don't think it would be as joyful as life on the road. Thanks for helping me remember.

The rock said...

We packed our camper and left now over a month ago and someone asked me about home and I had to think where do I really live?
Enjoy the trip and the summer! I sure am. Lots of hugs!

Tara W. said...

so far away and totally forgotten...i can hardly even remember what we stored. and we're finding we actually have room to spare in the rv these days. :)