Getting Ready to Travel

We’ve spent another great summer in western North Carolina. We saw waterfalls, went on some good hikes,  saw several fun amusements and camped at some beautiful places. We’ve been coming here to this area of NC for the last 3 years, and sadly, we still have not seen it all. There is so much to see. It’s known as the land of the waterfalls and we’ve seen maybe one third of them. But when working seasonally, that’s what happens. We are lucky to be able to live this wonderful lifestyle and to be able to go exploring on our days off.

We’ve had ups and downs this season. We lost our beloved Samantha, our 15 year old camp kitty who took to our new lifestyle and seemed to enjoy it just like us. We later got a 4 month old kitten, we lovingly call Angel. She has taken to the RV lifestyle wonderfully. She has learned to walk with harness and leash and is so well behaved on road trips We discovered a lot of new activities thanks to Southern Highlands Attractions, a perk from working at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. We hope that our next seasonal adventure will have something similar.

We have made some wonderful lifetime friends. We are lucky that most of them travel and we will be sure our paths will cross again along our journeys. They helped us transition into this lifestyle and calmed some of my fears I have about people. Living with PTSD is a struggle but thanks to people who understand that, I don’t have to be afraid of everyone. This RV life has helped me cope with it better than I could have just sitting in a house and not going anywhere. We certainly made the right decision to travel.

We will come back to WNC someday, but for now, it’s time to try something new. We will be in our favorite winter spot in FL again this winter, but 2020 will bring some changes. While I will remain in FL and be the editor for our YouTube channel, hubs will be hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. He will be videoing his journey as I help bring it to you all. Once he is off the AT in the fall of 2020, our journey will begin again in the RV. We have to do some research to figure out exactly where we will land and what sort of seasonal work we will do, but rest assured, it will be fun and full of adventure.

Thank you so much to all our friends here in WNC, we will miss you but we will make plans to see you again along this epic RV adventure. We will always keep in touch and you can always see on our blog and YouTube channel exactly what we’re up to. We are truly grateful to you for being our friends. Thank you to all our loyal readers as well for following along with us on our journey and we will continue to bring you along on our adventures everywhere we go.

As you all have read before, we always go through our camper and figure out what we no longer need to carry around. This year has been particularly hard to decide on a few things. Our truck is filled to its gills with things. The camper is easier to go through because I’m in it everyday. We know we have to have the tools for all sorts of things, but there are other items that we just kind of scratch our heads about. What all do you take with you everywhere you go and what do you think you can live without? Drop us a comment and let us know. Maybe it will help us move along in the truck purging process.

We will continue to post more of our WNC adventures coming up soon. And we will keep you all posted on our travels south for the winter. Thank you for the memories, the fun and lifelong friendships WNC. Onward we go, traveling and discovering more of what nature has in store.20190903_133538

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