Please see the side note at the bottom of this post.
July 1, 2019 – It really doesn’t feel like we’ve been living the gypsy life in Lucky for 2 1/2 years. It’s been amazing in so many ways. I’ve loved waking up in new places and knowing that most of what we would see and do in a day, would be a one time experience.
We had some setbacks but we managed to live across, in and through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and the tip of Texas. We haven’t yet been to Wyoming, Utah or Colorado (but Wyoming is on the calendar for a road trip next year). We’ve seen cool and quirky places and been able to see the past up close and personal in monuments, museums, historical towns, cliff dwellings and other odd places like the Tattoo Museum and Bordello Museum. The skies, the landscapes, and the beauty of the state and national parks and roads in-between were amazing! I can honestly say this has been one of the best chapters of my life. I never saw it coming and I hope whatever we do next can even come close.
We never needed anything more than we had with us and learned how really simple life can be. The one thing that was missing was being with our friends both in the Valley and at the Coast. My plan is to make up for lost time. I’m not really feeling “settled down” though and hopefully this is going to be a fish-for-all season for JP. I’m hoping to spend time with the kids, take some road trips and have adventures with friends while we are wheels down. So keep me in mind if you need a co-pilot for a trip or a partner in crime for a weekend getaway or whatever might come up where you need an accomplice!
luckyontheloose.blog will stay up and since we use it as a diary/travel log I’ll still post when we have something to share or are having an adventure of some sort. If you follow us you’ll know when we have news to share.
This chapter of our life wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for so many of our friends who helped us out by stowing our pull trailer, the boat, and car. We had such great support while JP was recovering from surgery and had a real house to stay in for as long as it took. We had rides, food and nursing care, plus friends who had answers for all our medical questions along the way and who were there for us in so many ways. We were spoiled by friends who wined and dined us and had us stay with them, use their washer and dryer, treated us to hair care, and kept us in their circle even though we were on the road. Knowing your tribe still cares about you, even when you are miles away is priceless. Whenever I think about this chapter of our life it will be with full gratitude! We are truly so very lucky!
Side Note: I’m only able to see how many people look in on our blog and the number of posts read. So, I don’t know who you are. Whether you’ve just popped in from time to time or you’ve been following us, just pop in and say hi by making a comment on the blog. I’d love to see who’s been on-board with us on our first chapter.