November 21st, Wednesday – Giving Thanks this Thanksgiving

Ah, warm blankets, a comfortable bed, and Marti relented and gave me some space this morning.  Put it all together and I really was in no rush to get up this morning.   All good things, though, must come to an end and so did my time in bed.

Our day today was a rather mixed bag of this and that.  Some shopping, Marti to the veterinarian, hair cuts for both of us, and Hallmark in the evening.  Yes, we’ve settled into a comfortable routine and liking it.  The itch to get on the road is still strong and still there but we just have to be patient.  Knowing now that my knee will be in tip-top shape come the New Year allows us to look forward with eager anticipation to Tour America 2019.

Tomorrow as we all know is Thanksgiving.  Therefore, I thought I’d share with you what

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we as full time RV’ers have to give thanks for this year.  We definitely have a lot to be thankful for and this list is if you will just  a short summary of sorts.  Throughout the year the good Lord has blessed us to the point that our cup is overflowing.  And His goodness to us continues to amaze us.  So here goes. . .

  • We’re thankful that we have each other to share together this amazing journey on The Road of Retirement.  Friends from the beginning, friends still, and friends forevermore.
  • We’re thankful for our family and the love we share.  Say what you will but I believe you could lose everything and yet if you still have your family at your side you’re a very fortunate and blessed person.
  • We’re thankful for the new friends we’ve made throughout the year.  Full time RV life is so much more than miles driven and states visited. We’re especially grateful for everyone we’ve met on our travels.  Meeting new people is all part of the adventure and often times it can and has turned into a life-long friendship.
  • We’re thankful for the freedom of the open road.  We can go where we want, when we want.  This is not something the normal person living in a sticks and bricks house can easily experience.
  • We’re thankful that the majority of the roads we travel are paved and smooth.  Taken together they make our journey so much easier.  Oh yes, there have been some really, really bad roads along the way.  Thankfully, they have been in the minority.
  • We’re thankful for a safe and dependable rig.  Graybeard may be a bit older than most, a bit smaller than a lot of other rigs out there but he gets us where we want to go reliably and safely.  And when we get there he provides us with a snug and comfortable home.
  • We’re thankful that when we’ve had an issue with Graybeard that has been beyond our scope of expertise someone has always been there to bale us out.  Not just someone mind you, but professionals who care and never took advantage of us.  A few of them have even become our friends today.
  • Were thankful that there are still affordable places to stay that make this nomadic lifestyle possible.  It be a Harvest Host field, an Escapee Park,  a State Park, a COE site, or someone’s driveway but together they allow us to continue our journey without breaking the bank.
  • We’re thankful for the sites we’ve discovered that are level, nicely spaced and with the utility post conveniently located.  Sites like this make setting up so much easier and quicker.
  • We’re thankful when we find a park with a nice, clean and reasonably priced laundry facility.  We don’t have an on-board washer and dryer so finding a laundry facility that is well taken care of is a big plus for us.

So there you go a few of the things that we are giving thanks for this Thanksgiving season.  How about you?  Have you stopped to count your blessings and name them one by one?  If you haven’t yet, how about doing it now.  It’s absolutely amazing how giving thanks can give wings to one’s soul.  So I leave you with this though this evening before I go:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road



One thought on “November 21st, Wednesday – Giving Thanks this Thanksgiving

  1. Hoping your Thanksgiving was a happy one. We feel blessed and are thankful for the friendship with you both. We love sharing your days from afar. God Bless you both.


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