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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Freedom

Jordan Lake State Park(Poplar Point CG site E95)
Apex, NC

We’ve made a break for it.  It has taken us 4 days but we’ve gotten Wanda packed up tight and have skipped town for a 3 week trip.  When I told our realtor, she asked “how will I be able to contact you?”  With Gin in charge of electronics, that’s not a problem.  My phone rang just as we were pulling out of the driveway.  An agent wanted to show our house in about an hour.  I of course said ok and then just after getting set up here at one of our favorite spots, I got another call from another agent who wants to show the house tomorrow.  Sure, not a problem.  I guess all we had to do was leave and everybody wants to stroll through.  I’m not complaining.  Our house has shown several times and we’ve gotten some nice feed-back.  It’ll sell.

Wanda has a lot of stuff packed in her so she is heavy, probably a bit too much, but she sure did drive good.  I think the added weight helps actually.  She used to porpoise real bad when we would go over a bump and bottom out, but now it’s not so bad.  We only need to add a few small things and she will be good to go!  We plan to stay in our driveway for a few days before we go to SC in September.  I don’t think we’re actually fulltiming yet though.

It has felt just so perfectly right today.  We are so at ease at this CG.  It’s very wooded so satellite tv can be a challenge, but we have a nice waterfront site with a nice private patio area.  When I was walking Smudge down the road, it hit me…I am RETIRED!!  We can go to a nice quiet CG during the middle of the week anytime we want.  Now that’s freedom!

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

9 comments:

Nan said...

Sounds like you are having much fun! If you follow the coast, there is a ferry that you can take in your motor home. Right now, I can't remember the location, but it's south of Nag's Head (oh that's a great help....ha). It is such a great trip to sit in the m.h. and be crusin on water!

Travelwithwhippets said...

State parks and most other campgrounds are so peaceful m-th ... especially when the kids are back in school. Enjoy!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Funny, we found we had more showings when we were away in the Journey, too. Maybe if we stay away longer, we'll actually get a buyer.

This retirement thing is getting a little hard to get used to, with my idle hands I'm afraid I'll be in trouble in no time...

Have a great trip and have a ball, you've been waiting for this time long enough.

Myrddin said...

Glad to hear things are going well. If you're still in the area when we get to Jorday Lake later this fall, maybe we can get together. : )

Jim and Linda

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Isn't that freedom thing wonderful? That feeling lasts for quite awhile too :)
Have a great trip!

Nancy and Bill said...

Sounds like a nice place. Glad you are feeling the freedom and realizing how great being retired can be. Hope you both have a great time and we will SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!! Maybe you will be FULLTIMING with house sold:o))

Cyndi said...

I guess it's going to hit you more and more often (that you're retired.) This summer, I KNEW I was retired, but since it was summer, and I"ve had summer vacations for 27 years, it still felt like another summer vacation. Only today, when I saw some of my facebook friends talk about buying school supplies and returning to their classrooms tomorrow and Monday, did it hit me that I'm retired. THEY have to go back to work. I don't. Such a nice feeling, isn't it?

Mike and Terri said...

Retirement... aint it great?

Sherry said...

I've been out of the loop since Carrie got here. So glad you two are on the road and havin' fun even if it isn't quite full time yet. You are still on the road.

I just knew as soon as you left the folks would roll in to see your house. Glad to hear it.