Sunday, July 24, 2011

An Ending to a Beginning

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

Gin’s parents are about to move into a new house so we have helped them clear out their garage.  They are in the midst of some health issues right now so they are under a lot of stress.  We spent the day with them on Friday (over 100* heat) clearing out their MH.  They are trying to sell it so they have put an ad for it in their local paper and Gin put it on Craigslist for them.  It’s a 2003 Winnebago Adventurer 35U and it is immaculate with new tires to boot.  If it were a DP, it might be in our driveway.

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They didn’t get a chance to travel the country like we hope to do soon, but they did enjoy their time in it while visiting a son’s family in Florida, taking the boat to Lake Jordan to join us for a get away, or Thanksgiving with another son at Cedar Point NC.  We have enjoyed many great meals and many card games that I have lost at their table.

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They have many great memories but realize that it is time for someone else to make memories in this MH.  My mother went through this several years ago shortly after my father died.  They had enjoyed a few cross-country trips on theirs and made many great memories and Mom has said that cleaning it out was the hardest thing that she has ever done.

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So if any of you in blogland know of anyone near NC that wants a nice used MH, have them check it out in Craigslist Raleigh area.  I sure wish Merikay was here instead of California because it would be a good fit for her and Craig.

Oh, by the way, I’m doing really good transitioning this weekend.  Thursday was the last day in uniform and I feel like I’m floating.  So much pressure is off now so I guess I am lighter weight (in some respects).

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Gin's parents are lucky to have you two giving your loving support at a hard time. I hate to think of someday hanging up the keys to our motorhome.

Gin's parents have the exact same model and year MH that we had before we traded it in for our DP Journey. It was a great motorhome, we had many wonderful times in it. The pictures look great and it should sell fast, Adventurers are in big demand.

Congrats on your last day in uniform! I'm wondering what to do with my uniforms, even though I worked in a job for the last 19 years where I wore civvies, I'd still like to keep one around for the memories. Hopefully, it will always fit... ;c)

Merikay said...

I thought the same thing! But alas, North Carolina is a bit far since we are not quite ready to do cross country travel. Especially since we want a Winnebago, or Itasca, or tiffin, and 35' is just right.


Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

That looks like a very nice coach. I'm sure some lucky person will find it a perfect fit.

Congrats on the beginning of the next chapter in your life!

heyduke50 said...

Yes it is hot here in Raleigh, but it seems to be hot everywhere... just about there aren't you!

smdrm said...

Sorry to hear that your parents have to give up their RV. Hope you find a buyer quickly.

Your freedom has only just begun!!! Congratulations!

Selene, NC

Nan said...

Could not find the listing for the adventurer.

Happytrails said...

What a nice MH! It should sell without any issues being in such pristine condition. Good luck!
Remember....the memories always go with us!!

Gin and Syl said...

Thanks for all the comments folks. We are really looking forward to that next adventure in life.

Nan, so many new listings appear in the rv section daily. If you are in the Raleigh rvs section, put Winnebago in the search and it'll pop up. They may take it to a dealer on consignment in a few weeks if they don't sell it themselves.


Nancy and Bill said...

Glad you two are there to support and help Gin's parents. Major life changes can be very difficult and knowing someone is there for you can make all the difference...

Speaking of changes, you are one short timer;o)) We are so excited for you and the adventures you will be starting soon.

Any activity on the house?? We still are hoping and waiting;o(( However, we know it will happen when the time is right:o))

Ok, now we know one more way to loose weight. Sherry pointed out that moving to higher altitude helps and now you seem to think giving up the uniform is the answer;o))))

Say hi to E-shy and we'll see you both in September!!!!

Mike and Terri said...

We're sorry that Gin's folks have to give up their RV. It's gorgeous, and the new lucky owner is out there somewhere.

We're very glad to hear that you're transitioning well out of your uniform. Selfishly, we're thrilled because we're looking forward to meeting up with you out on the road!

Sherry said...

Looks like a great motor home and immaculate. What a deal for someone. Especially someone who wants to do national parks. VERY few of them have spots for anything larger than a 35'. Even state parks have only a few. So 35 feet is a magic number.

7 DAYS! I'm countin' em down with you. You've just done step one of feeling lighter. Just think about the first day you wake up and realize you NEVER have to go to work again. WHOOPIE!!!

Hugs to you both,

Jim and Dee said...

Amazing how fast the time has gone. You'll be out and about real soon.

Sorry to hear about selling the MH, but we all go thru it sooner or later (hopefully it's much later).

I hope the MH and house sell fast!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

It is great that you can help out Gin's parents. It is a beautiful coach. Congratulations on your last days. We are so excited for you and can not wait to meet up somewhere!

Travelwithwhippets said...

Sorry to read about Gin's parents. Parents getting older and failing health is not fun. The motor home looks really nice. Hope it sells soon.

Your retirement clock says SIX days. Woo Hoo!