Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Beachside Excuse

It finally occurred to me yesterday that it has been nearly a week since I have blogged.  Whoa sister. . . what has caused this inexcusable mighty delay?  I wasn’t sick, the computer didn’t have a virus, my fingers weren't broken.  Nope, none of those could be used as my justification for neglecting RV-A-Go-Go and leaving it absent of attention.  I could come up with only one reason - I have simply been having too much fun to stop and take a blog break.  Mind you, this revelation came to me while I was leisurely jogging across the sugar white sand and transfixed by the crystal blue water in this gorgeous area I now call home (and threaten to never leave).  But come March, the travel bug will hit us again and we'll just have to dream about our return.

One of the great things about RV’ing is all the wonderful people you meet -new people and old friends from the past.  This past week or so has been no exception.  We finally connected with Jennifer and Deas from Nealy’s On Wheels.  We met them here in Grayton Beach over a year ago but our paths never seemed to cross on the wide open roads that our RV’s were meandering along.  It was so great to meet up with them at our favorite pizza joint and swap RV stories.  Ironically, now they are just a few miles away from us. 
 
Our festive campground neighbors erected this inflatable
bit of holiday cheer that attracted lots of dog
owners to make their furry pets pose for a holiday picture.
Spirit was first.
Next up in the “we meet the nicest people on the road” adventure was when we met two great gals, Kelly and T, at the dog park.  We chatted while their four dogs and Spirit romped and we got better acquainted.   They invited us over to their house for a Thanksgiving Eve dinner that had us meeting even more new people.  (Which, ironically, included someone I went to high school with in Belgium 25 years ago.  Total small world!)   When we sat down to dinner, we were presented with a gorgeous golden fried turkey and all the delicious autumn fixings that would put Martha Stewart to shame.  To top it off, they sent us home with a tray of leftovers that kept the Thanksgiving food craving satisfied for days. 

This was the Thanksgiving cocktail hour view we had from Kelly and T's beautiful beachside home.
 Leeroy, Spirits' new friend
In between meeting new friends, Betsy and I were looking forward to our longtime friends from New Orleans, Nancy and Ginger, coming over for a visit.   They were looking for an alternative Thanksgiving and decided to hitch up their motorhome and come join us for the holiday.  We had a great time introducing them and their corgis to this area and certainly enjoyed their company.  This area has a lot to offer and encourages outdoor activities so we were off biking to the Farmer’s Market, hiking in the longleaf pine forest, and strolling along the lake so our frisky dogs could get in some play time.  We are pleased that they had a good time and are considering coming back in February. 

Nancy and Ginger in front of the Seaside Post Office.

Corgi Deliah on one of our hikes
We know our four-month planned stay here will pass by in a flash so we are trying to soak up all the sights, sounds, activities, and tastes while we are here . . . both with old friends and new.  


5 comments:

  1. OK, find us a spot, we are heading your way--I WISH--we aren't leaving this frozen north land until after Christmas and then will be heading to the desert in AZ. That beach photo made me re-think our travel plans!!

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    1. Your Montana winter looks picture perfect . . . but . . . the beach is also photo worthy. Everyday, beckons long walks and peaceful thoughts. Safe travels.

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  2. Your weather looks inviting! We leave here this weekend, we hope! Enjoy your stay. Sounds like you are having a great time.

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  3. That picture of the white, sandy beach made me drool. We love the Gulf Coast, we never can get enough of it. :c(

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