We started discussing our future travel plans. His work is pretty year-round, but at the resort, my season will die down a bit over the Summer, and late Fall is very quiet. I know that I will be making a trip up to see family and friends in Charleston, sometime this Summer, and IF I can swing it, I’d like to take a week or two and drive out to the Rockies before the snow comes. I also have a deep desire to tour New England in the next year. In the meantime, we will just take little weekend trips around FL.
|Me & my oldest at Bahia Honda, 1994|
I also really want to camp over night at Bahia Honda State Park. If you have never been here, I highly recommend it! It is absolutely gorgeous! When I was about 10, my Dad was a freelance journalist, and he would bring us here to write (it’s right next to Big Pine Key, FL, where we lived at the time), while my sister and I snorkeled and swam all day. It was a wonderful time in my life, and those memories will stay with me always. I have never been able to camp there, though, and I am so happy that I will be able to do so now.
Finally, I just want to have a home. I know that sounds strange, considering the wandering that I do, but here it is. I have lived in so many places over the years, that I truly don’t feel I belong in any one place. Yes, SC is the state of my birth, and I have friends and family there, but I lived in UT until I was 10. FL is where I have visited and lived most, but I’m not a native (although, few are). I lived in CA for a year or so, and was devastated when my ex moved us to WV. The point is, I have little pieces of my soul all over the USA, but none have said “This is your place” to me. Perhaps the closest I have come was SWFL.
The point is, this RV (or the one that materializes for me) represents a home base for me. I can have my minimal belongings and my dogs with me wherever I go. My man can join me when he is able, and I will always feel at home, no matter where my restless heart takes me. I am ready to go home.
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After writing this post today, I ran across this video. I can’t think of any video that better encapsulates what I was talking about in this post. She’s my hero! Check her out!