It won’t be long now . . .
The house is sold! All went smoothly at the closing today. What a relief. Felix is letting me stay in the house until I leave Georgia early Saturday morning. He does not plan to move in until some remodeling is done. Tomorrow (Friday) I’ll work on insurance for the PTV and trailer, do some banking, call the power company, get the Senior Pass (discount camping fees), buy groceries, do some laundry (I’m going to miss that washer and dryer!), do final packing, check tire pressure, tidy up the house, and all the other stuff I can’t recall right now.
Then the first phase of my vagabonding life begins!
Saturday: Drive due west from Athens, Georgia, take the loop around Atlanta, and continue westward to Birmingham, Alabama. Turn to the north, then northeast, to my sister Pauline’s house in Rienzi in northeastern Mississippi , approximately 500 miles.
Sunday: Visit with Pauline and her husband, two grown children and their spouses, and three grandchildren.
Monday: Leave Rienzi, Mississippi, head south to Jackson, Mississippi, and then turn due West to Corsicana, Texas, south of Dallas/Ft. Worth, approximately 600 miles. Overnight stay at Econolodge (which I’m afraid will turn out to be a miserable dump, but they do allow pets . . . for a tidy surcharge).
Tuesday morning: Leave Corsicana, bright and early, for the Casita factory in Rice, approximately 12 miles, for orientation and purchase of trailer. Have the service department add a hitch ball to the PTV. (I haven’t yet figured out where I’ll get propane.)
Tuesday afternoon: Pull my little egg trailer from Rice to Oak Park Campground at Navarro Mills Lake, approximately 28 miles to the southwest. My first campsite!
Tuesday evening: August 16, 2011 . . . The crew and I sleep in our new home for the first time!
Reine and Paul have graciously offered to help.
Tuesday morning they’ll drive down from Plano to pick out two sites for us. When I arrive later in the day, they’ll help me back the trailer into the campsite, get familar with the Casita systems, and, if I’m a quick learner, they’ve promised me some grilled chicken kebabs! Isn’t that great?
Janie sent me an email!
It said “I didn’t know I was going to get a horse!” Below was a photo of Janie trying to jump up on Romeo’s back, obviously in the middle of a major play time with the big guy. I grabbed my cell and rang up my friend to find out what in the world was going on over at her house!
She laughed and said Janie and Romeo became friends the first day. They love to have these happy, energetic romps together, until they can’t play any more without a rest. So they plop down on their bellies for a break, and then go back to play some more! She also told me Janie slept well the very first night.
And I sleep well, too, content in knowing Janie is happy.