And I have thought that a few other times in the last 4 years, like when the motorhome engine through a rod on our way to Kai and Mike's wedding and we needed a new engine, when the fresh water tank had to be replaced due to a cracked fitting, leaking water and drain fittings, two flat tires, two leaking faucets, when the refrigerator quite working on a sunny 90 degree day, slide seals that don't seal and it's raining, the main slide won't come in as we are trying to leave a park, then it did, then didn't, did, didn't, now it is fixed and all have to do is replace the shear pins just before they shear (ask me how that is going). Jacks that won't come up and then do, steps retract and then don't, then do. I think that about covers the broken stuff. Oh, just trying to get the repairs done and preform general maintenance on your home on wheels can be daunting.
And even with all that, our lives are so much more full and richer, with the places we've seen and the people we've met that we wouldn't trade this way of life for any thing else. Now there will be a time when it is time to get off the road, but it isn't just yet.
We've learned about workamping and volunteering which helps with the budget and to fill in the days of post retirement.
So here's to another day, another season, another year, another trip around the country to places we've been, to places we haven't been, to visit with old friends, to make new ones, to see family and be able to help when there is a need. To make it another four? Maybe. But when something better comes along, we'll take it.
And until then...........
See ya on down the road and as always travel safe
Eric and Karla
|Sunset behind Chicago taken 4 years ago|