I would still be in Florida, but my older brother is getting married. I am heading back to the tundra formerly known as Illinois.
I wanted to have photos for this post, but the internet is very slow at this camp site when the employees are here. At night, it’s awesome, but I am the only one here. This is a great park though and the people are ridiculously nice.
I had to run to Wal-Mart the other day and I left a bag of trash at my site. It had a leak so I didn’t want to leave it in the RV and the puppy gets into everything. I came back and it was gone. They just picked it up for me. (They knew I was coming back.)
This is another spot where deer come very close to the RV at night. The park manager mentioned this when I came in, but I was able to experience it first hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice the deer until Beasley made a break for it and chased the entire herd through a field. He had fun. I wanted to kill him. Luckily, as I said, I’m the only one here.
It has been a trying couple of months, but also very amazing. I can’t wait to get back on the road and I’m not even home yet. I have been more productive than I have since I was in school. At least with art work. I have finished 3 paintings, started 2, almost finished 2 more. I still have one more day so those numbers may change.
I also made lovely art contacts in Florida, not to mention friends. I spent time with my childhood best friend and I acquired a new member of my furry family. I have stayed in some peaceful, beautiful places. I think that’s a very good couple of months.
My trials include a very leaky A.C. unit, which is now gone, a buckling floor, which I can hopefully fix, a mystery leak in the bathroom, which does not cause the pump to run, but soaks everything, a couple of uncomfortable situations, a bad engine battery which led to two new batteries, a lost license which was not that big of a deal. I may be missing something, but if so, it must not have been too bad.
Not a bad trade, I would say.
I will be happy to not drive for about 2 months. Not that I don’t like it, I just can’t do as much if I have to drive. Plus, some of these roads have been hell. I had no idea. I live in Illinois. We have back roads and I grew up driving on them. I have never seen a real “road” look like a back road. Most of our back roads are better than some of these actual roads. I will never complain about paying taxes. Ever. I have never minded that much anyway, because I know it goes to public services, but let’s face it, Illinois doesn’t really have a great track record for corruption free governing. However, I now see, they do take care of their people (except on the south side of Chicago, but it’s still better than Louisiana.)