Things have been a little quiet around the blog lately. It feels like I should have a lot to say right now. After all, we’re almost five weeks into our Vermont visit and have been busy nearly every day enjoying all the places and people that we miss when we’re not here.
Maybe I’m not ready to write about it yet. Maybe I need time to process how I feel about this place that I called home for so long. Time to properly explain how a place that used to be my whole world no longer feels enough for me anymore. Time to sort out how my desire to always be exploring conflicts with my need for close friendships and a sense of belonging. Or maybe, instead of writing about it I just need to let myself enjoy the moment, soak up the beauty, and bask in the familiarity. Oh, and eat pie. Less writing and thinking, more pie eating.
Enjoy this random collection of photos from the last few weeks.
Hi Amanda, Thank you for sharing again the beautiful area that you are in. We are not even on the road yet and I have a lot of thoughts both ways on being out there full time. Mostly I think that is going to be great in the travels and exploring new destinations. The other side is that between Jenn and I we have six children and four grandkids. We will miss them. The plan that we came up with is to travel 2-3 months and be home a month as we don’t plan to sell the home at this point. Of course that isn’t set in stone either way. Anyway I just watched David Bott’s video last night on his reflection on the full timing lifestyle and missing home, family, and friends. Here is the link to it if you are interested or haven’t already watched it. I am sure that everyone has that inner thought from time to time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AACA3FU2Mc
Happy Camping, Rick and Jenn
Thanks for sharing the link. It’s definitely a balance between traveling and staying close to family and friends. I think your plan of traveling for a few months and then being home for a time is a great compromise.
Like the resident rooster picture. No sleeping late in the morning with him around, I’ll bet……Dave
Luckily, he’s not too loud and we’ve gotten used to hearing him. In fact, the rooster is much quieter than many neighbors we’ve had in campgrounds!
This looks like a lovely summer! The ice cream sounds yummy!
There should always be time for pie!
I admire your hiking enthusiasm! Always enjoy your blog. Sunflower sunset is a lovely photo.
Pamelab in Alto, MI for now
Hi! I am a periodic lurker of your blog as I dream of the day when my husband and I might be able to travel like you are. I live in Burlington and although the timing probably won’t work as it sounds like you are heading out of town soon I would love to meet up with the two of you someday. We do truly live in a wonderful area with so much beauty and so much to offer but I do know there is so much more out there to see and experience. If you are still in the area for a while I would love to meet up but if not, maybe next year.
Unfortunately, we are leaving in two days :( So sad that we didn’t have time to meet. I hope that your wish to travel comes true. Maybe we’ll see you on the road someday!
Such lovely images of a beautiful time in Vermont. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Joanne :)