As Michael and I age we often talk about what we would do—what happens when he no longer feels comfortable driving the big pink motorhome—I am ten years younger than the cowboy and drive the rig but wouldn’t feel comfortable driving it on a long trip. We do have two houses (what were we thinking??)—would we just travel back and forth between the two dwellings in a vehicle? Would we settle in one spot—Montana or Arizona? Check out Travels With Emma today—Judy has written a great blog about hanging up the RV keys and settling. Read far enough into her blog post and pay attention to the comments—there are some great ones!
I personally want to be one of these people, "Do things before you HAVE to ... so you are not at the mercy of urgent circumstances." as a commenter on Judy’s blog states. I don’t want to cause stress for my niece or Michael’s children. We can’t force our parents into actions against their will but it sure is easier when Mom and Dad make these type decisions for themselves as Nat is doing right now. Thankfully my Mom is still navigating on her own and has a wonderful husband, Chuck, who takes good care of our Mom.
Again, we aren’t doing anything except packing. I cooked a delicious brisket yesterday afternoon—Larry claimed he could smell the meat cooking all the way over to his house. We had some for lunch today freezing the rest for meals on the road. I’ve baked cookies and am searching recipes for using up some of all that lemon juice I froze—as many of you know, RV freezers are not very large!
Here’s a photo of our backyard wildlife and one cute pooch intently focused on the wildlife as we enjoyed an evening outside.