Friday, September 28, 2012
On To Other Things
Today marks our third month anniversary of moving out of an RV and into our new home. I think we’ve settled in pretty well. We’ve furnished our home with almost everything we need to be comfortable. We’ve gotten acquainted with folks in a couple different hiking clubs. We’ve placed our membership at the local church. We know several of our neighbors and have had guests over for dinner a couple times. We can drive without thinking about every turn to Lowe’s, the grocery, and Wal-mart. Gene’s even been to see his new doctor. We don’t feel so much like we’re new to the community any more.
With all this connectedness, we find we’re busier, and happier, than we’ve been in a couple of years. Not that the full-time RV lifestyle was not a joy--it certainly was, but we missed being involved in a community. We are definitely involved now. Involved with our neighbors, involved with hiking, involved with church, involved with daily life.
Not only are we busier with community connections, we have started to get back into some of our old habits which we put aside while on the road. Gene makes frequent visits to the local library now. He’s catching up on old hiking periodicals and has checked out several hiking and backpacking books. He’s also delved into the history of Maryville and Townsend area. I’ve gotten back into my cooking and have spent countless joyful hours in the kitchen. You already know we are spending much more time on the trail than would be considered normal. Some might even say we’re among the lunatic fringe.
With all these other things going on in our lives, I think it’s time to give the blog a rest. I’ve struggled with this decision. Blogging has been fun and I’ve enjoyed sharing with you the places we’ve gone and the things we’ve seen. To be truthful, it requires more time than I want to give it right now. Perhaps I’ll pick it up again when we’re back on the road for our summer trip.
So, until another time--happy trails and safe travels.