TOUR AMERICA, 2021: PARADISE OAKS RV RESORT, BUSHNELL, FLORIDA

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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January 18, 2021

Temperature 69 Degrees

Turning Back The Pages Of Time

Remember you said you wanted to try living in an RV?

Well, there is no time like the present.

With no jobs and no house to tie us down we decided we were going to go for it.  Never mind that we had never owned an RV, much less spent a night in one.  I mean what did we have to loose?

We found our first rig in PA.  It was a 2007 Itasca Sunrise that was 36 feet long. We scheduled a visit, liked what we saw, made a lowball offer, and we owned our first motorhome.  An inspection revealed that there were no major issues so a month later we went and picked it up.

October of 2017 we moved in.  Did I mention we were still in NJ?  It was winter.  And it was cold.  The fact that we made it through those first three months still amazes me.  We ran the furnace.  Wore multiple layers of clothes.  Blankets, we had mountains of them on the bed every night.

Finally, time to move south.  We were headed to Florida.

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Our first winter home in the Escapees Park in Bushnell, Florida.  Guess what?  It was warmer but not by all that much.  At least there was no snow.

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Finally, the day came when we could put away the coats and all the blankets that had been on the bed.  Oh, what a happy day it was.

In due time we were on the move.

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Our first stop heading north was at this beautiful state park in GA.  As we set up we soon discovered that we had a lot to learn.  And we’re still learning today.

We moved up the coast to North Carolina.

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We discovered this unique park which we spent a delightful afternoon visiting.

Continuing north we made it to Vermont.

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This was our home for a couple of weeks during our stay in this state.  This, by the way is the total campground.  When we pulled in we looked at each other wondering if maybe we were at the wrong address.  This, though, would become one of our favorite stops that first year.  The campground was owned and managed by a young couple who went out of their way to make you feel like family.  Moreover, they put on a July 4th fireworks display that put the Macy’s display to shame.

We visited a number of places in this state but this cemetary remains etched in our memories for the many unique gravestones found here.  Here are a few. . .

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Finally, we made it to Maine.  Here we discovered this guy.

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Lenny the Moose

It was also during our time in Maine that I got to feast on lots and lots of seafood.

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And this was a first for me.

pickled wrinkles explained

pickled wrinkles in person on the plate

That my friends was an oh so small part of our first year.  We survived,  We adapted.  We laughed.  We cried.  But through it all we traveled along, hand in hand, singing our song.  And ask us today and we will tell you that we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people in the world.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  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 never been before.

See you on down the road!

3 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2021: PARADISE OAKS RV RESORT, BUSHNELL, FLORIDA

  1. What great memories! And what great spirits you both had to follow your hearts and have this adventure! Loved the pictures. The cemetery headstones were unique. Now that wouldn’t that be something if you saw one with an RV on top! Thanks for the fun post, and have a good day tomorrow!

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