Yes, we are back home in Naples, Florida. And while there is certainly some truth to Dorothy’s murmurings, we now know that home is where you park it! We have been through 20 states and have enjoyed the beauty around us. We have met so many wonderful people along the way. But now that we’re home, we have work to do. First of all we unpacked Junebug and took her to storage. Our home is now filled with boxes and bags, (remember, Marj and I did some shopping along the way), so now the fun begins of putting it all away.
Rosie and Kaiser were very happy to get home….they ran around the backyard and sniffed in every corner. Howie was a bit sad in the last week on the road….he would be very happy to travel full time – but now that we’re home, he keeps saying how much he likes our home. There are certainly some things we missed. First, the obvious, space. Junebug has opposing slide outs, so for a motorhome, it’s spacious. Of course, it doesn’t compare to our home without wheels. Secondly, the water pressure. Junebug definitely has adequate water pressure, but it’s pure joy to have the shower pulsate down with surprising force. Third, a fenced in yard. When you have dogs, it gets a little old to have to leash and walk them every few hours. Fourth, a permanent building. While it really is not difficult to “set up” and “tear down”, it’s nice that our Naples home doesn’t have folding walls!
Having not lived in this home long before leaving on our journey, we are now having to refamiliarize ourselves with where things are. And we had just started understanding the Naples streets and store locations…..it seems we’re a bit lost again. But I’m sure we’ll catch on quickly.
So now life goes back to normal?? I’m not sure what that means….but we have some fun stuff coming up. First, it will be great to just relax a bit….maybe soak in the pool, go for a bike ride, read a good book, etc., etc. We do have some friends and family coming for a visit. Howie’s oldest daughter, Tracie and her husband, Mark are coming for a few days in December. I will be flying to Chicago on November 5th for 10 days – I need a grandkid fix. We have friends coming the end of February. And then there’s our annual “Sister’s week”, when we 5 girls get together – that’s coming in March. Throw in a couple of wonderful holidays and I think we’ll stay adequately busy for the winter months!
One other major event will be happening during the winter – Marj and I will be busy planning our next great adventure…..we hope to travel the East coast next summer. I’ll be posting on occasion over the next months but will pick up the usual pace sometime in July.
I hope you all have enjoyed following along with us. But I would really appreciate your input as I’m looking for suggestions on how to improve my blogging. So please, take a moment and submit your thoughts on what I should consider including or changing to make the reading more enjoyable. I value your following us and I value your input. Did you enjoy the photo contests? Were there too many or not enough photos? Did I post too often or not enough? Please, let me know your thoughts.
So, just one more thing to say……Happy Trails to you, until we meet again!
Peggy, Howie, Kaiser, and Rosie