Too much going on to write….

As usual, my blogosphere friends inspire me. I just read this post, responded and now this post is born!

You may have noticed not a lot of posts lately. I’ve taken the liberty and re-blogged a few great international travel blogs. And I’ve been inspired to blog about some treasures we found as we closed out our storage locker in our home base.

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Our 2-year-old loves to copy what he sees his grandpa doing….cleaning the wheel!

So here is why:  We spent close to 3 months camped near our daughter’s home. We arrived on June 24, 2015, and departed September 15, 2015. I used to keep a daily diary to remember and possibly recreate these times in a blog. It didn’t happen – the diary, that is. The reason for this off the road adventure, yes, an adventure, was to help our daughter get through the end of her difficult pregnancy, enjoy our grandson as he turned 2 (and I must say, he’s VERY active AND inquisitive) and finally, be there for the birth of our second grandson. We hung out for a few more weeks after his birth….and were ready for some R & R, go to the mountains and climb!

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Six days old, our second grandson!

Detoured: My stepdad has been such a blessing to my mom. They both had what could be described as somewhat tumultuous or difficult first marriages. Mom for 54 years until dad succumbed to cancer, and my stepdad just shy of 50 years before his wife also battled cancer.

My mom was legally blind when they met. Both were lonely, both had good health and both had a bit of wanderlust in them. He bought his dream Class A motorhome and was ready to travel. She had dreamed for years of traveling. Each had a daughter and they were good friends. Long story short, he drove from Ohio to meet her in Virginia. It was an answer to each other’s prayers and love at first sight! They celebrated their 12th anniversary this past July. It was tempered by this battle against cancer.

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Our home parked in “storage” in Florence, SC. Remember hurricane Joquin? This was an area severely hit. Miracle! Our home was ok.

We were compelled to spend time with them. We parked the motorhome in a campground, paying only a storage fee, then went on to Florida. My one sister has a snowbird home near them. We stayed there, and it was resort style living! And free wi-fi. A luxury….anyway, we thought we went to say our final goodbyes. And to close out our storage locker, take care of all yearly doc visits, and visit our home church. We really were returning home.

It turned out to be better than we could have imagined. While my step dad thought he was at the end of his life, he was told he had two to six months to live, he passed his six-month mark. While he thought he was dying, I was able to be there for his hospice nurse’s check up. I told her what he has said, and she said, “nonsense! You could live another six months or another six years!” WOW! His body had responded well to radiation and chemo….So we were able to depart on a VERY happy note!

R & R: While we waited out and watched what hurricane Joquin was doing, we finally hit the road. We were one of the lucky ones, our home was just fine…so we got in it and headed to the beach for a month of R & R, unpack the few things we salvaged from our storage locker, organize our RV, hopefully, get a new washing machine installed and FINALLY, get the car outfitted with tow gear!

Time to enjoy God's creation....and creatures!

Time to enjoy God’s creation….and creatures!

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13 thoughts on “Too much going on to write….

  1. Reblogged this on Follow the Tumble Lees! and commented:

    Here’s why you haven’t seen many of our travel posts, from Debbie’s personal blog.
    We’re in Myrtle Beach and hope to visit interesting places you normally don’t think of from a beach resort! We’ll be off the beaten path. Is there anything in particular you’d like to learn or see regarding this beach resort?
    “Many are the plans in a person’s heart,but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

  2. What a wonderful trip! I’m so happy you were able to leave it on a good note, and your stepfather is doing better than expected! That is so amazing, I’m so happy for you and your family. 🙂 Thank you for pinging back to my blog too! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

    • Thank you! It’s fun to get inspired by another blogger!
      We are so grateful about my step dad. He’s still terminally ill, but he has longer to live than the doc predicted! Now the ball is in his court and he’s taking it back! 👍

  3. Good things to hear. Take your time. It’s all good Debbie 🙂 Glad the chemo worked out fine.
    Y’know it’s funny how the world goes around with traveling just permeating your family.

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