What first attracted me to full time RVing was the ability and flexibility to travel that this lifestyle allows. I would read blogs and dream of living and working in different areas of this great country. I guess I really didn't imagine our first summer "on the road" would be only 70 miles from our old hometown. Instead I pictured exploring Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons, maybe eating lobster at a pier in Maine or even taking long motorcycle rides along the coast. "Baby steps" is what I keep telling myself, "take it slow" is another of my favorite phrases.
One big advantage to being close to family is being able to spend time with the grand kids and this week has been a lot of fun with Nicholas staying with us. He has really enjoyed going to work with us the last couple of days. He has divided his time between helping me outside and helping Rudee in the office. The arriving campers get a real kick out of him delivering their "welcome to the neighborhood" cookies.
Tuesday evening we took him to the local dirt track to watch the race cars. Rudee packed a cooler and we had a picnic supper waiting for the action to start. Nascar drivers Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Justin Allgaier were racing their modified cars. Justin won the feature race with Tony coming in second. Here is Tony in his #14 rounding the second turn next to where we were sitting.
Today is Nick's last day with us. We are meeting our daughter in Lebanon at Pizza Hut to have dinner and drop him off. We have really enjoyed spending time with him, now it's time for his two sisters to spend some one on one time with Mamaw and Papaw, on second thought maybe we need to take a week or two to recover :-). I'll keep you posted.