This week we were supposed to be in Asheville, NC. It’s a town we’ve heard tons of awesome things about, and have long wanted to visit. We made reservations at the Lake Powhatan NF campground only 15 minutes from town, and were excited to spend the week hiking and biking around the campground, and enjoying good food and local beer in town.
And then we had a change in plans. Instead of heading west we drove four hours north to my mom and stepdad’s house where we’re spending the week parked in their driveway. As much as we love exploring new places, sometimes we need some down time. Time to just sit still with no pressure to go out and do and see all the cool things around us. And sometimes we need to be with people who know us as us – not as Airstreamers, or travel bloggers, or those “Wandering Watsons”, just as our normal boring selves.
So instead of breweries and biking, we’re doing lots of laundry, and using the dishwasher, and the tall step ladder to scrub the Airstream roof. We’re cooking in the full sized kitchen, taking long hot showers, and lounging in the living room that has more space then our entire RV. Family time also gave us an excuse to celebrate Easter. We took a bike ride on the beach, worked in the garden, and feasted on a yummy meal of grilled salmon, asparagus frittata, and fresh herbed potato salad.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get quite as much family time as we had hoped since my mom and Charlie had to make a trip down to Florida to help my grandmother move into a nursing home. It was a somewhat sudden move, and at the last minute they decided to drive down and help her through this difficult transition. So Tim and I have been here by ourselves this week. Well…not totally by ourselves. These two crazy cats have been keeping us company.
Cats are funny. They like to pretend that there all independent and stuff, but when it comes down to it they like to be pet and feed treats just as much as those needy dogs. These guys are pretty easy to care for with their multiple cat doors and automatic feeder, but every evening they strut into the living room and let out a few loud meows to tell us it’s time for treats. Silly cats.
Not much else to report this week. Next week we’re moving inland to Charlotte where Tim will spend some time with the guys he works with and we’ll enjoy some more family visits. Happy Friday everyone!