As soon as I got home from work I returned a call to Jonathan at the Casita facility in Texas.
He is scheduling trailer pick-up appointments for June. The last time I spoke with him I said I would be picking up my trailer around the second week of June. Alas, I had to tell him I wouldn’t be able to drive to Texas until mid-July at the earliest. I apologized for the delay and thanked him for his patience. I even offered to send more of the balance owed as evidence of my good faith. As usual, Jonathan was most gracious. He courteously declined, saying, “Your trailer will be fine here. It’s being kept inside so it’s not out in the sun. Just call me when you’re ready to make an appointment.”
I had a wonderful time today, my last day of work. My friends and co-workers took me to lunch and then, back at the school, we got together for cake and cookies. The cake said “Happy trails.” The gifts I received are perfect for a future vagabond: a hummingbird feeder with suction cups to hold it on the window, hummingbird food, mosquito spray, homemade pear jam, little pots seeded with parsley (so I can continue gardening on the road), a gift card (more shopping ahead!) and a cast iron frypan for the campfire (already seasoned!).
They also gave me the book The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips with their well wishes written inside the front cover.
A book of possibilities! I love it!
Plus a bottle of wine and a set of four wine glasses. Really nice. Some day I’ll have my photo taken drinking that wine in front of a gorgeous view and post it on this blog. Oh, I almost forgot! I also got a roll of velcro! Every travel trailering vagabond needs a roll of velcro!
As you can imagine, it was an emotional time saying goodbye.
Their wishes for my safety and happiness will go with me on my journey.