And so it begins.
Another year has past.
Another is upon us.
What will this year hold for us?
This past year we’ve had our ups and our downs.
We sold our house, sold and donated all of our possessions, packed up the cats into the motorhome and hit the road for a life of full-timing.
We’ve hit some bumps in the road.
David having two kidney stone surgeries and in turn being held up in Madison, Wisconsin for a month instead of the two days that we had planned.
And this was all in the first couple of months of our full-timing life. Not having fun so far.
But then things started to turn around.
The Badlands, SD
We finally started our trek west and hit The Badlands National Park in South Dakota for some much needed down time and relaxation. David built another quadcopter and was able to shoot some awesome video of the Badlands. My favorite video so far.
We finally met up with some friends, Geeky Explorers, in Custer, SD and in turn we met some new friends.
Mt Rushmore, SD
Crazy Horse, SD
On through Nebraska we hit some wild weather. After an awesome night of lightning all around us (miles away mind you) lighting up the sky in Nebraska, we awoke to fog. And not only the really cool fog surrounding Chimney Rock National Monument but a fog rainbow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those before.
Then it was time to move on and more south. Met some new friends to fly with in Denver. Then we met up with some friends at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and continued traveling with them to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Still searching for a new motorhome to call home, we headed to Texas to some large dealerships to check out some options up close and personal. In turn, we met some great rv park owners, RV Ranch of Keene, who we now call friends.
Heading even more south we had an awesome time getting to know some of our wounded warriors in the Segs4Vets.org organization. We are honored to be a part of this organization and be a part of something great.
So what do we have planned for 2014?
Well, their’s the new coach.
Their’s heading back to upstate New York in the summer to visit with family and friends. Not to mention eating wonderful meals at our favorite haunts.
But what we’re really looking forward to is…
Volunteering at the Grand Canyon for 3 months!
What an opportunity. To work directly with the Park Rangers, help people throughout the park and learn a whole bunch about such an awe inspiring place.
So as you can see, we have some exciting things coming up.
And who knows what else life will have in store for us.
Here’s hoping 2014 will be a stellar year!