We haven't been over at daughter Kelly and son-in-law Jon's place everyday but almost. And we are helping with things around the house as well as taking turns with Brooks. Nothing like a few hours at a time with that little guy to get a dose of pure love. He is pretty fantastic!
I love it now that he recognizes people and smiles and coos and yells and crawls around. Half the time I think he is going to raise up off the ground and start running. Then we'll all be in trouble. He can be exhausting. But I am not telling anything new to you grandparents or new parents out there. I also notice my arms and shoulders are sore. Twenty pounds is plenty to be toting or lifting around.
It's fun stuff.
We are close by to the beach. We listen to the waves hit the shore over the sand dunes 100 yards or so away. We are loving being near the beach again and Pam tries to go for a walk each morning.
Last week Nassar and I got together and played a round of golf at Stumpy Lake Golf Course. We walked 18 holes and it was great. Even had a few nice shots between us. But the more interesting part of our time together was sharing stories of life on the road as full timers. We last played golf together about 5 years ago with a mutual friend. At that time Nassar and his wife were on the verge of retiring and getting ready to fulltime.
They have two years of fulltiming and we talked and talked about stories and experiences on the road. One word I remember him using time again to describe their take on it was --MAGICAL! He said it more than once. It has just been magical!
I got to thinking what word I would use? Regrets? Mistake? Scary? -- Nope.
Or would I use words like: Amazing? Blessed? Awesome? Yes.
So we are glad to be here and glad to be still doing this. I am sure things are going to change somewhat but no big ones in sight. The biggest change we've noticed recently is in our winter schedule.
We plan to be in Florida most of the time but will be coming back to the area a couple of times. We will probably leave the Roadrunner at a campground and just leave it there and make the drive back to Virginia Beach around the holidays and again for Brooks' first birthday in February.
Since kids are back in school the campgrounds are a little emptier and it may be my imagination but I think there is an excitement building out there as folks make their winter plans and look forward to Arizona and Florida and seeing their snowbird friends!
I know we are looking forward to the next few months and maybe we will be able to see YOU!
Enough for now - thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!