TRAVEL & TRANSITION: January 3, 2017…

We are one full week into our adventure; learning to live in a smaller space and adjusting to some new realities. For example, one person cooks and the other cleans afterward. There is simply not enough room for two persons to work collaboratively  at our stove/fridge/sink.

The drive South was enjoyable: time with Scott, Jason, and families. We also stopped at “attractions” along the way: Andersonville to connect with a fallen shirttail ancestor ( who turned out to not be who we were told; my ancestor did not appear on their computer, but I later found him on another site) and an out of season botanical garden park that gave us needed exercise and centering. We also “boondocked” – camped free at Wallymart & Cracker Barrel) & got a free stay at an RV camp at Lady Lake, Florida). Recreation Plantation offers a free first night!!! One challenge centered on a bad rear tire, but we handled that like real experienced RV types.

Interesting contact at the botanical garden near Gainesville, Florida. Middle aged couple, walking the park with their daughter; toured the country in a converted van at the end of the 90’s.  They were worried about Y2K and decided to see the nation’s wonders; they seemed a younger us, touring to see those same wonders, before the new reality converts them to private enterprise. Hopefully, they will still be there for our grandchildren, if they get the wanderlust. Anyhow, this couple (from the mountains of North Carolina), reached the Adirondacks after many months and became homesick for their own mountain homes. Returning home, they went to work, started a family, and kept a pleasant memory. Perhaps they are following our blog…

We are now stationary for a couple months. There is work to do and we need to fully acclimate to our new life. This location is occupied by other campers who, I expect will teach me much about their unique and “conservative”view of the world, this nation, and I future they see; one that causes me concern. I fear it is less “conservative” than limited in world view; but, I am listening…

Author: travelersthreeinsearchofamerica

Three souls (Dave, Sharon, & dog Max)

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