A year of change…

“The only thing constant in life is change” Heraclitus.

2016 has been a whirl wind of change for Wally and I. Based on a desire to step away from our careers and reclaim time to enjoy life in a different way, we bought a big ass RV, sold our dream home, made countless trips to the goodwill and the dump, given away things to friends who will treasure and enjoy those things, moved into a rental house down the street from our dream home, had a massive garage sale, taken a early retirement and given notice at work.

All that and we are remarkable sane, settled and still like each other. The cat is still using the litter box and the dog loves the new back yard, cause he can chase a ball till he drops!

Not saying this has been easy, we are about 4 1/2 months from leaving Portland and still have piles of stuff to go through. Taking a break from it right now to enjoy summer and time with friends.


First trip in the Road House

On the road again…just can’t wait to get on the road again, love that good ole Willy Nelson song.¬†https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NvwojnLeMH4

Well, we weren’t quite on the road but Wally made a first pre-trip trip to Superior Tire for new rubber for the Road House. Despite the tires only having 17,000 miles on them, research suggested we should replace them as when¬†tires sit still, as when a motorhome is in storage, they start to dry out and age faster. What whoa, this coach has been stilling still a lot and the tires were the original. A blow out in a 30,000 pound vehicle was not my idea of a good time so $2,927.28 later we were on the road again!

Better safe than sorry, and we are planning to age those tires out from miles not UV!!!