Well, it’s been a minute since I added anything to this blog. I have to admit that when the host site technician tells you he cannot move your old blog to your new blog without “breaking it”, fear and panic set in. I haven’t touched anything in a couple of months on this blog. Yep, I’m productive like that.
One of the most difficult things about blogging, besides not being “techy” in a way I need to be, is deciding what to write. We do discuss travel from time to time and rv maintenance, etc, but I often feel trapped by the notion that “everything has already been said before.” “There’s nothing new under the sun” as the old cliche goes.
In an attempt to get back on track, with my blog writing anyway, I will set aside my negative thoughts and share our winter plans with you, dear reader. Our family is currently in Benicia, California, an area that has recently been consumed by smoke from the Camp Fire north of us. Dealing with smoke inhalation is the least of my worries although I do wear a mask while working outside at the state park kiosk. Surrounded by smoke as we walk outside, we are simply grateful that we are not running for our lives away from fire which has engulfed so many homes in the past weeks. It’s sobering for us just to see the smoke around us. We’re safe when so many are not.
Last weekend our area experienced another earthquake since we moved here in April. Oddly enough, Mike and I were outside at the time, but we didn’t even notice it. Our neighbors asked us later if we felt it, but we weren’t even aware it had happened. Although beautiful and in some places, rugged, California can be a harsh state to live it. The earthquakes and fires are proof of that. Mike was just reading a news article that the new worry in the next week will be mudslides from potential rainfall. Rain is what the state desperately needs, but it will cause problems as a result.
Our family is looking forward to a brief stay in San Francisco to celebrate Mike’s birthday this weekend. Then of course, Turkey Day is fast upon us. I hope to make a video of Thanksgiving meal prep in our rv for posterities sake. It is quite a jumble of pots and pans, ingredients, and “helpers” with limited counter space. Although it is such a fun challenge! I really love to cook even in our small space.
After Thanksgiving, our plan is to make our way through Nevada to Utah. Utah is a new state for our family to visit, and if you’re new to the blog, it will be number 32 of 50 states visited. We all want to ski, another first for us, and our kids are clamoring to try snowboarding. I’m clamoring for a cozy spot to gaze on winter wonderland views. Ha! Although I will at least try to ski for the sake of trying. We have a camp hosting position with Utah State Parks in a small town about an hour away from skiing. Yes, I am already aware that we’re “nuts” for wanting to be in snowy areas in the winter, but we’re just fine with it.
After Christmas, we have a fun trip planned involving trains and grandparents, but I will save that for another time.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!