Friday, June 1, 2012

Plymouth To Sprague and 11 Years On The Road

Sprague, WA.

57 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

We left the Plymouth Park COE park about 10:00 yesterday morning and headed back to US 395. Northbound 395 took us up through Kennewick and Pasco and continued NE right up here to Sprague where we turned of at exit #245. Once into the little town of Sprague, we took back roads for about 6 miles to the Four Seasons Campground Resort

The roads up here were in very good condition, but we had light rain almost all the way. Once we were on the back roads leading to the CG the condition of the roads deteriorated and in fact the last 3 miles were gravel!! It wasn't really too bad though. Because of the light rain, there really wasn't too much dust from the gravel.

It was 12:40 when we pulled up in front of the office so we traveled 133 miles in 2 hours and 40 minutes including a "Pit Stop" for Jim and Linda at a rest area.
I'm in site #8 (that Jim picked out of 4 choices he had), and it's a really nice site. I'm pulled in forward, looking out over the lake. The photo below is the view out of my windshield.

Jim took more photos of the park and my site, and I'll be posting more of them in the next few days.

As I mentioned yesterday, as of today, Jim and Linda have been full-timing for 11 years. Both Jim and Linda say that it's been a good 11 years and they have no regrets. When they started out, they decided that they would try the lifestyle for a couple years and then decide what they would do.

I don't think either one of them thought that they would be doing this for 11 years, but once they had done this for awhile, they realized how much they liked it and in fact, couldn't picture themselves living in a stix and brix house.

Those of you that have followed their travels for awhile, know that they have children scattered from coast to coast, and that is one of the main reasons that they have kept doing this for so long. They actually see their children and grand children more now than they did before.

Another reason they're still full-timing is that they've still not found the place where they want to settle down. Oh, they've looked through the years but there's always some drawback to the place they're looking at. They have found places where they would like to spend the summer, and other places to spend the winter, but as of yet, no place where they would like to stay at year round.

And still another reason is the great people that they meet in campgrounds and RV parks as they travel. Through the years, they have met some folks who will surely remain friends for the rest of their lives.

So, how much longer will they full-time? Well, the simple answer is, they don't know. Every so often, they sit down and discuss what they want to do. The last time was just before they bought me, and they decided that they didn't want to quit. (Which I'm very grateful for). Their health is still fairly good, and there's still places that they want to go, so I imagine that until that changes, they'll just keep going. ; )

Oh, one more thing.  Jim and Linda would like to thank everyone for all the well wishes and great comments yesterday. It really means a lot to them.

A Point to Ponder : There's only one way to fail, and that is to quit.

1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary! Hope you keep rollin' down the road for many more years to come!


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