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

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March 3, 2021

Temperature 68 Degrees

Getting Caught Up

I guess it is time to get caught up.  Life has been a whirlwind the last several days and it just all sort of crashed in on me.  But, I”m back on top now.  No small thanks to my sweetheart who pulled me through all of it.  So, let me fill you in on what’s been happening in our lives.

Good News Monday

I had a morning appointment with my urologist to go over the results of the scans I had taken last week.  It was all good news.  The cancer is localized in and around the prostate and has not gone further.  I believe for the first time in weeks both my wife and I finally started to breath again.  Yes, it is the most agressive kind but we now know it is possible to beat it.

I can tell you one thing, I sure do have a whole new appreciation for everyone suffering during this pandemic.  The unknowns that they must be dealing with.  Will I be in my home next week?  Where will our next meal come from?  I wonder when I can get back to work?  The unknown can and will just eat you up and bring you down.

Later in the day Ms Barbara received her second vaccine shot.  By the next day her arm was a bit warm and she had a big bump but other than that she was – and is – doing OK.  My turn is coming up next week for my second vaccine shot.

Terrible Tuesday

What a difference a day makes.  We both woke up under the weather Tuesday morning.  We weren’t quite sure what happened but, thankfully, we were both feeling better by that afternoon.  The unfortunate thing is we were supposed to visit with Harry and Janet and had to cancel.

The weather was also a bit weird.  One minute we had sunshine.  The next minute it was raining.  This pattern continued throughout the day.  But the worse was yet to come the following morning.

Weird and Wonderful Wednesday.

Today started with a boom, a very, very, very loud boom and a flash of lightening that turned night into day.  This was at 5:15 in the morning.  The Facebook page for the park came alive in a big way.  A tree in the back had been split in two.  The cable service in the back of the park was gone.  As was a couple of TV’s in one individual’s rig.  Car alarms were going off.  Dogs were running for cover.  What a way to wake a person up.

In time things settled down.  It continued to rain until about 8am but then just like that it stopped and the day turned absolutely beautiful.  Clear blue skies and abundant sunshine for the rest of the day.

Time now for us to get on the road since Ms. Barbara had an appointment for blood work.  This took all of about 15 minutes and finally she could have breakfast.

Once we finished with breakfast we were back on the road and headed to our new house.  We wanted to take some measurements so we could make some decisions regarding exactly what furniture we wanted to purchase.

This is the first time we were able to just sit and enjoy our new home.  We were able to dream about the day when we move in.  What it will be like to come home after traveling here and there.  I believe I’m finally warning up to the idea.  Time will tell.

So that is what we’ve been doing on The Road of Retirement.  We continue to plan and dream about our days on the road.  We may not be doing much traveling this year but we’ll get back to it in due time.  Life may not be what we were expecting right now but we really have no reason to complain.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  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!

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

  1. I am so glad to hear your good news! It must have been torture just waiting to find out what the tests showed. Again, I am so glad. And now you can go forward. It’s not exactly what you had planned, but it is a hopeful and blessed path. Your new home looks very nice, and you will still be able to travel. You had a crazy week with the storms and all. And soon you will both have both vaccine shots. Have fun dreaming about your new place and your coming travel plans! Enjoy your day tomorrow!

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  2. Wow, you’ve been riding that roller coaster this week. Enjoy the high points and let go of those temporary low points. Enjoy the planning of how you want your home to feel, then run with it. It is nice to have semi-permanent roots with the ability to pack up Elvira when you choose to move out. You can always walk out of your house and sit in the RV when you feel the need. 😊

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