Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vacation All but Over

Today is our last day of vacation. We are still trying to get of hold of Sherry's sister but not having any luck in doing so. We might try again today to see if she is home.

A couple of days ago we went to the Springfield Zoo. It was somewhat warm but we had a good time and Bri got to see many animals. She was very animate about seeing the hippos and that was the last animal she got to see. Afterwards we drove back to Branson to have dinner.

We went to a place called Mike's Steak House. Bri got her normal cheeseburger and mom and I got steaks, of course. The waitress was very attentive and gave Bri some crayons and coloring books. She told her that if she colored real nice and ate her dinner she would put her picture on the wall for her. Bri did a good job and now her picture is hanging on the wall.

Joel and Linda's time here is coming to an end. We think that they will be leaving this upcoming Monday. They have been the most friendliest people I think I have ever met. They are very helpful and very easy to talk to. We are going to miss them very much. Hopefully we will stay in contact with them and maybe get to meet up with them in our future travels. Good luck Joel and Linda and stay safe.

Now that just leaves Sherry and I to do the housekeeping. This upcoming Labor Day weekend shows over 66 plus guests coming in. We are not sure how many of them will be renting rooms but I am sure we will stay busy. We are suppose to have help if needed but we will wait and see.

Changing gears here, I have started to plot our course for our trip to Mesa, AZ this coming November. We are headed to Mesa to have Thanksgiving with my Mother. I wanted to make sure that we did not head into the mountains so I decided to head south in New Mexico, plus I hope that we will not get any snow or ice. I am sure that we won't but you never know what might happen.

We are looking to put the trailer in storage and stay with my mom while we are there. I am going to call my bother and see if his backyard is big enough and accessible from the street. Going this route we might be able to save a few pennies.

After Thanksgiving we will be heading back to Houston to spend the holidays with the rest of the family and catch up. We are also hoping to work another fireworks stand this year. We had alot of fun doing it and made a few bucks.

If you don't mind let me change gears again.

We have met people in the past and when we tell them that we are full timing RVer's we get answers like,"That sounds like fun", "I wish I could do that", or "That's what I want to do". My question is why not?

Now I know that in this economy this type of lifestyle may not be possible for everyone or is it. In our situation when I lost my job it was only natural for us to go down this path. I am very glad that we did. The stress factor alone did it for me. No more mortgage, electric and water bills and don't even have to mow the lawn. I just wonder why more people haven't chose this type of life style. Oh well maybe more on this subject later.

Until next time have a good one.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Nick, I fully understand about full time RVing...for some people it isn't an option for others they just haven't looked! We aren't full time but close to it and our incentive, other than money, is the friends we meet...and keep! Great lifestyle for those who like to camp and meet people. I'm sure we will see each other again on our travels....Joel & Linda