Yesterday was another day of plugging away at the new issue of the paper, so there’s not a lot to talk about on that end of things. I’ve got 13 pages to go, so barring any unforeseen delays, we’re on schedule.
The Thousand Trails campground was pretty full over the weekend, but by Sunday afternoon, a lot of people had pulled out, most of them weekend campers headed back to their regular lives. Whenever we see people headed back to lives that include workday schedules, mowing lawns, and all of those responsibilities, we really appreciate our fulltime RV lifestyle.
Sometimes we have a hectic schedule of RV rallies, printing deadlines, and such, but overall we’ve got it darned good, and we know it. It seemed like we were on the go pretty much nonstop all summer, and we are looking forward to a much slower paced winter.
If all goes well with getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal printed this week, we plan to leave here on Saturday and drive to Lexington, Kentucky, where I have my annual medical checkup at the V.A. hospital, and we’ll get the new issue mailed out while we’re there.
I am seriously considering transferring to the Tucson V.A. hospital for my annual checkups and medical care. I started out in Lexington because my dear friend Nancy Hazelton was my primary care provider there, and she helped me get my routine stuff done every year in a timely manner, to accommodate our traveling schedule. Now that Nancy has retired and become a fulltimer herself, with her hubby Orv, I have a new doctor, who is excellent. But the scheduling seems to be a little more difficult. Plus, the only RV park in Lexington is the Kentucky Horse Park, which is a bit spendy if we have to be in town for any length of time.
We lived in Arizona before we became fulltimers, and have family all over the state, including Tucson. There are plenty of RV parks there to choose from, and since we’re there every year, it just makes more sense. I’ve heard some good reports on the Tucson V.A. hospital, so when we’re out west this winter, I plan to stop in and check things out.
Once we are done in Lexington we’ll head south, and we plan to spend some time in Florida this winter. We’d like to get back down to Key West. I have some nephews and a niece in the St. Petersburg area I want to look up, and we always enjoy spending a couple of weeks at the Escapee park in Bushnell. And somewhere along the way, we want to get our kayaks wet. It’s been over a year since we’ve had them in the water.
We don’t have a set schedule, and we don’t want one. We have to be in Yuma, Arizona for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering in early March, and between now and then, we plan to take it one day at a time.
What are your winter plans? Are you headed for a favorite snowbird hangout? Are you also playing it by ear? Or are you still stuck with a working schedule and facing a cold winter at home?
Thought For The Day – Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.