Friday, November 29, 2013

Hi There

I'm nervous about starting this blog, my first ever. After months of reading many blogs written by part-time and full-time RVers, I decided it was time to take the plunge! We like slow food, slow medicine and especially slow travel. Both of our families would 'go for a ride' as a form of entertainment when we were kids. Our respective families would pile in the car, maybe Mom would pack a lunch. We would drive up into the hills around our respective homes looking for abandoned homesteads, streams to play in, berries to pick. When Dad tired of driving we would go home. We both still consider it a stellar day when we 'go for a ride'.

Jim retired last December after working for county government as a surveyor for 30 years. He's a mellow guy so getting into retirement mode wasn't too difficult for him. Our dog, Ari, and cat, Slim stay close to him all day. My job is stressful and it demands that I practice good self-care...which I don't always do well. I plan to retire December 31, 2014.  We hope to be pulling the trailer out of the driveway no later than January 2, 2014!

We just bought a Nash 24M at the Seattle RV Show!  We plan to do a lot of boondocking and Jim likes the idea of the off-road chassis on the Nash trailers. Our plan at this time is to go south to Arizona, California, New Mexico and maybe Texas for three to four months during the winter and take shorter trips the remainder of the year.  Jim would like to travel to eastern Washington for our first trip with the trailer this spring.

I will be blogging on my iPad. If you have any specific or general pearls of wisdom about blogging, I would appreciate your input. My posts may be sporadic until I retire.  In the meantime, take good care and thank you so much for your blogs. I have a difficult time staying in the moment when I read about all the fun you're having out there!