Our Mottos

‎"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula LeGuin

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I'm Melting......

Not much going on around here. We have been hibernating in the house trying to stay cool. It has been too hot to really do much around here. We were going to spend this week in our pool, but it was closed due to repairs. It finally reopened today but we figured the water would have to warm up a bit before we would venture in. Hopefully tomorrow we may dip our toes.

We have most of the stuff we need to get work done on the RV but it has been too hot to have our mechanic do it. Since there is no shady spot for him to do the work, I hate to think of him having to be out in the scorching sun slaving on it.

In other news, we are planning a trip to Palm Springs next month. My brother has hooked us up yet again for a week in a vacation condo. We will definitely check out the aerial tram and get to higher cooler temps. We also will spend a day at the beach. The rest of the time will be hanging by the pool and relaxing.

We have just over 5 months before we depart. We have reservations at a campground in Weeki Wachi, Florida for two months, from December 15th through February 15th. Our goal is to head out of Tucson around the 8th of December. We want to take our time and enjoy the trip.

That's all the news that is fit to be typed to date. I will post again soon. Bye for now......

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Shopping We Will Go...

So tomorrow we are going to start buying some of the things we need to get the RV road worthy. Fun things like oil and filters and all those wonderful thing that make the RV go. Although there are no major big problems to get fixed, these items will probably nickle and dime us. But, we will just do what we can each month until we get it all done.

In other news, we made our reservations for an RV spot in Florida from 12/15/12 to 2/15/13.  We will be spending two months down there getting everything together to become Florida residents and getting to do fun things with the RV like buying new curtains, flooring and other stuff to make it our home. So, the official countdown can begin. Not sure exactly what day we will be leaving here but I want to allow enough time so we aren't rushing.

Monday, June 4, 2012


So we took the RV to our mechanic friend to do a thorough check of the RV and he gave us a big thumbs up. He said we got a smoking deal on it. All the automotive stuff is in really great shape. We do have a few items that need attention. Nothing that will cost too much money thank goodness. So we have our shopping list of stuff to get and then we will have him do all the work. Things continue to move forward.

I have been trying to find a way to put a countdown calendar on this blog but have not had much success. I will continue to found a way to get this done. However, we are not really sure of our actual start date. It all depends on Christmas plans. I will be with my family this weekend in Chicago for my oldest nephew's college graduation so we can make more definite plans.

We can really see all our years of dreaming and planning coming to fruition. We are just 6 months away from our goal!