Monday, October 7, 2013

North Carolina high life

Camping in Franklin NC brought back find memories of when My hubby and I used to come to the area and explore. We took a day trip to see some of the beauty of the mountains. I wish I had a camera that could capture the grandeur of the mountains but I have just my cell camera. 

Just the same it was worth going up the windy roads to get a look again at the scenery. 
Just gorgeous views and a pleasant day trip with the love of my life. Happy 30th anniversary! 

Deciding to full time

About ten years ago I was so envious of full timers. I wanted to join in right then. Say goodbye to the madness of our culture and enjoy a life of simplicity and slower pace. My husband commented that I wouldn't be happy confined in a trailer and I told him, "you just watch me" and moved into the trailer parked next to our house. 

When I share that I live in our RV next to our house, people think we are very strange indeed. Now we are on a journey that will lead us to sell the house and adopt this life forever. This rally is to help us think through the decision carefully. 

Full timing is done in a myriad if ways. Some travel lots; some stay put.  Some park near family; some see all the sites. Lots of decisions to make. While I love the simplicity of full timing, there are anber of things that came up this weekend that make me a little hesitant. 

I got the sense that some people adopt this lifestyle to escape responsibility and work. My intent is not about escape. I want to remain engaged in life and I am not afraid of work. Some people go into this lifestyle without a plan for replacement of their RV or their tow. I would like to plan better. 

I am concerned about remaining in fellowship with committed believers. As an introvert, developing relationship is hard for me. I don't come by them easily and I don't want to give them up. My church is a big part of my life in addition to my personal time in fellowship with The Lord. I don't want to leave that behind. There are RV groups that operate in local missions. It would not be the same but it might allow for fellowship. I don't know that hubby is in the same mindset however. 

Hubby has always found his sense of purpose in collecting things and taking on projects. RVing won't be a good lifestyle for that. He is already having difficulty letting go of his car collection. 
While we both want to full time we are still working in getting on the same page. 

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am in. I know how to get along with humble means, I also know how to live in prosperity. I am looking to The Lord to order our steps and to give wisdom to my husband that he can lead our household well. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Full timer Rally

Well we met two new friends on our way to the full timers rally with RV-Dreams in Franklin, NC. John and Nancy are planning on going full timing by the end of next year. Thanks to Carol our Holiday Rambler club member for introducing us 

Kenny and I are still getting over the virus we caught, but the views here are really distracting us from fully engaging in our pity party over our health. 


Our two basst hounds were real excited to learn they had won a free all expense paid trip to the rally. They are very interested to check out all the smells here. 

Howard and Linda rolled out the red carpet to welcome us. Linda even serenaded us before dinner.   Catered dinner was awesome and we are looking forward to learning all we can this weekend.