Not so famous quotes of 2014

The new year for Bridget and me begins appropriately on the road!  

We’re leaving Painted Rock Campground west of Gila Bend, Arizona, as soon as I finish this post.  (As you know, I like to make an early start.)  We’ll take Interstate 8 west to Yuma, Arizona.

Before we hit the road, I want to thank you for being a passenger in the Perfect Tow Vehicle during 2014.  It was an exciting year with many happy days as well as some very sad ones.  Having you along made every day better!

For fun, let’s see what you recall from the past year traveling with “RVSue and her canine crew.”

Do you remember these words?  What were the circumstances?

1)  “You da’ man!”

2)  What the HELL am I doing on this damn road?”

3)  “Take the time to pause, read the names, and listen to the roses.”

4)  “Oh, look!  The cows are on the beach!”

5)  “The dang thing goes under my hat!”

6) “I think that last comment is impolite, but I don’t let on.”

7)  “If that bear breaks that window, we are in deep doo-doo.”

8)  “I awake to the sound of loons.”

How did you do?

NewYearClip

Warm wishes to you for 2015!

RVSue and Bridget

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Answers to “Not so famous quotes of 2014”

Byron1)  “You da’ man!”

Those words are my congratulations to Byron for successfully pulling the Perfect Tow Vehicle out of the sand at Coyote Wash, Wellton, Arizona, in February.

 

DuchesneRD2) “What the HELL am I doing on this damn road!”

The road is Route 191 between Price and Duchesne, Utah.   In a previous year I vowed we would never make that grueling climb again.  A day in June I realize we are on it again!

 

RosesMemorial3)  “Take the time to pause, read the names, and listen to the roses.”

During a drive into Nephi, Utah, from our camp on the Nebo Loop, I discover Juab County Veterans Memorial.  The poignant voices of roses bring forth tears of gratitude.

 

BovineBeachBums4)  “Oh, look!  The cows are on the beach!”

In July the crew and I are camped at Boulder Lake, Wyoming on the southeastern edge of the Wind River Range.  A large beach is occupied by bunch of bovine beach bums!  No matter — The crew and I have our own beach, too.

Snakeunderhat5)  “The dang thing goes under my hat!”

In June our camp at Pelican Lake, Utah, is visited by a lizard and a snake, while prairie dogs sneak peeks nearby.  I throw my hat at the snake in an effort to chase it away from the crew.  Instead the snake sees the hat as a convenient place to hide!

 

BridgInHerCar

6)  “I think that last comment is impolite, but I don’t let on.”

In November Bridget rides in her car and is our tour guide at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona.  She reacts to a pat on the head and words from a passer-by, “You wouldn’t be spoiled, would you?”

TerrorinBLT

7)  “If that bear breaks that window, we are in deep doo-doo.”

In mid-July the crew and I are peacefully boondocked in Ashley National Forest in northern Utah, when a bear rocks the Best Little Trailer and pounds on its windows in an attempt to enter!

 

8)  “I awake to the sound of loons.”

In September I hear the call of loons for the first time (in real life) at our boondock on a peninsula in Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Utah.  I name this special camp “Loon Lagoon.”

LoonLagoonSunriseSunrise at Loon Lagoon

Thank you for your wishes for a happy new year! 

 

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112 Responses to Not so famous quotes of 2014

  1. JaninRedfordMI says:

    Happy New year to you also. Hopefully this is the year we will go fulltime. Can’t wait.

    Jan

    • MB says:

      I hope it works out for you Jan! One day soon, I’ll be writing the same thing. 🙂 Have a great day! MB from VA

  2. TXBX says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! May this 2015 be the best ever!!!

  3. Reine says:

    And a Happy New Year to you too.

  4. weather says:

    What did I do?Loved being here through it all!And celebrated every day while becoming the happiest I’ve ever been,thanks all the ways you’ve been part of that,friend!

    • weather says:

      Now about how did I do…Byron was da man that got ya unstuck,the bear inspired Mick to design the tooter,the crow escaping snake on cement hid in your hat,a beach peninsula with loons nearby confirmed you as the undisputed queen of boon docking,that road soon found you fearlessly tackling switchbacks with ease,as ever,you savored creation-until you heard the voices of roses,named a place “the popular cows beach” and perhaps read Bridget’s mind -at least finding a comment beneath her dignity to address suits her well-founded estimation of her worth in my book 🙂 close?

  5. Captain K (UT) says:

    Happy New Year to you and Bridget!

  6. Utah Bonnie says:

    Happy New Year Sue and Bridget. I’m looking forward to tagging along on your adventures for 2015 and creating some of my own.

  7. ginger davies says:

    Happy New Year, Sue. I’ve enjoyed all your posts and pictures this year.
    Ginger, Las Vegas

  8. Bill & Ann says:

    Happy New Year! Safe travels the year through.

  9. Susan in Dallas says:

    Bears shaking the BLT, a lizard running under your hat and COWS! On the beach! Cows anywhere really. Happy New Year.

  10. Diann in MT says:

    “listen to the roses” Is that from that wonderful garden in Utah?
    Happy New Year, Sue and Brig!

  11. Cindy Blaylock says:

    Happy New Year Sue and Bridget! I hope the new year brings you safe roads, beautiful campsites, much health, and a new crew member 🙂

  12. Kathy from Florida says:

    Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for your blog. I love reading it.

  13. Cinandjules (NY) says:

    Happy New Year to all!

  14. Robin B says:

    Happy new year to you! I have enjoyed following your adventures and also your writing. More adventures await you and Bridget (and ??) I’m sure. I’l looking forward to my retirement in a mere 4 weeks when we will also hit the road for cross-country adventures in our “Big Guy” trailer.

  15. Rattlesnake Joe says:

    It’s snowed in the little town of Wikieup AZ for the past two days now. Snow everywhere, water frozen in my Casita. Airplanes flying over hwy 93 looking for victims off road. Ambulances going to the recue. WiFi going off and on too. Snow plows working over time. People not showing up for work (but who works on New Years Day anyway?) Are you trying to beat these storms that are dumping on us? Better step on it to Yuma, I hear more storms on the way. 🙁 What ever happens…Happy New Year Sue and Bridget…and Bridget you look great in your new sweater. 🙂

  16. Marsha/MI says:

    Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year, and continued safe travels.

  17. Krystina at Wellton, AZ says:

    Happy New Year Sue, HRH and Bloggerinos! Happy to hear you are on the road. You will be driving right past Wellton and Tier Drop! Sun is shining but it is going to be 28* tonight. UGH. I could have stayed in Vermont for this weather.

    As for the quiz….I remembered only 8…but I have NO memory. 2015 is going to be GREAT! xxoo

  18. Lolalo says:

    Happy New Year!!! It is going to be happy for us because we set out on our full timing adventure in just a few days! Yesterday was my husbands last day of work and we are starting out in Florida. House is up for sale. Bout to start loading the motorhome! Finally!!!

    • Robin B says:

      (rvsue – hope you don’t mind me posting this)

      Lolao – do you have a blog? In about 30 days I retire and so our adventure will also begin. Would love to hear about your adventures, especially Fla as that is also our destination.

      • Lolalo says:

        Robin,

        We are going to have a blog, and will be setting it up in the next day or two. We are going to start on Blogger just to see how it goes and we won’t be out any $$ initially. If it starts to go well, we will change to WordPress in the future. You can be our first fan!!! Ha.

  19. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Happy New Year Sue!

    I remember some of the things you listed but I can’t tell you where you were. I am looking forward the where the new year takes you and us if you so graciously bring us along!!

  20. Terri from Texas says:

    Happy New Year from Texas! Be careful driving on this day! Thank you for your posts this last year! Still working on your quiz but I know that was a snake under your hat!

  21. Merle from WA says:

    Happy New Year!!! Safe travel Sue and Bridget, its a fresh clear day to start your next adventure and I’m looking forward to reading about it!

  22. ZenOnWheels says:

    Sue, I want to wish you a very happy new year. May the road ahead in 2015 bring you and your crew lots of fun adventures, gorgeous camps, peace, prosperity, nice weather, and no clingers!

    Enjoy Yuma!

    –Michael

  23. BadgerRickInWis says:

    Ok, let me try.
    1. Not sure but it could have been applied to our beloved Spike everyday of his life.
    2. Utah
    3. Utah
    4. Utah
    5. Utah
    6. Arizona
    7. Utah
    8. Utah

    On a more serious note however everyday this past year it has been such a blessing to be able to come here and find and share inspiration, wisdom, compassion, community, laughter, tears and joy. Thank you so much for continuing to let us come along and experience the adventure of what it means to be alive and following your dreams. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings for us all.

  24. Toni says:

    The “what am I doing on this damned road” reminds me of I think, Coyote Creek but that wasn’t 2014 was it? I understand they’ve fixed the road though.

  25. Evie says:

    It’s been fun being with you through thick and thin this year. I hope this year is as good or better as last year. I hope it’s warm in Yuma.

  26. Dedra says:

    Looking forward to another great year of adventures!

  27. lindale says:

    Happy New Year, Sue. We are heading towards Los Algodones tomorrow to get major work done on teeth starting Jan. 5th. Hopefully it will start the new year out right with everything in order. Hope you find warmth and peace in Yuma. It was down to 25 when we woke this morning about 80 miles away in southern California.

  28. Pamela K. says:

    #1. Agree with Rick, could be our Spike on any given day of any week. Gee we sure do miss him. RIP Dear Boy.

    #6. I think it was when the lady pats Bridge on the head and tells she thinks Bridge is spoiled! I remember I got a kick out of reading that. I think it was Bridget’s tour at the atrium. Such a cute post 🙂

    • Pamela K. says:

      #4. When the Outlaw cows came bye your campground after being at the beach? White face and the other one…and all their friends too. That was such a hoot! Still makes me smile at that one! Could maybe another time but that one stands out as a Cow Classic!

  29. AZ Jim says:

    Detta and I wish you, Missy, Bridget and all the friends here on Sue’s blog a very happy New Year!….. We are still in the throes of the flu and it’s tough on old folks lemme tell ya. This started for us on 1/21 and it’s still taking it’s toll on us. Hope it misses you all.

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      So sorry to hear this Jim!! We had the whole month of March in misery from something we caught!! Sure hope to hear soon that you are both ok again!!

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      Jim..sendng you and Detta get well wishes. Hope you both are feeling better soon! 🙂

    • Cinandjules (NY) says:

      Sorry to hear Detta and you are still feeling the effects of the flu!

      Hope you both feel better soon!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Praying you both will be well soon!

  30. Kay says:

    Happy New Year everyone.

    Sad News to report… Dubois, WY is midway between Riverton and Jackson Hole in western Wyoming. The town is known as a gateway to western Wyoming’s scenic wildernesses including Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. The town burned. SO Very sad.

  31. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Safe travels, Sue! 🙂

  32. Val R. Lakefield On. says:

    Happy New Year Sue, Bridget and Blogorinos. Have thoroughly enjoyed being a hitchhiker along on your travels. Look forward to your 2015 adventures.
    As for the quiz, From someone who made tea twice this week forgetting the tea bags, I
    didn’t do well LOL.

  33. Wayne Scott says:

    Happy New Year,
    We’ll be in Yuma 1/3 to 1/7. ???
    Hope it warms up a little!!!

  34. Timber n' me says:

    This DAM ROAD is the road from Price to Duchesne, Utah, HWY 191, the steep one. ,,,,,

  35. DesertGinger says:

    Well, I know it’s a snake under the hat, cows on the beach in Utah, the bear tried to get in your trailer in Wyoming I think and inspired Mick to create the tooters…and then I think I was ill and missed some or its my CRS kicking in.

  36. Vicki & Kitty (not campin') ... in Cathedral City, CA says:

    I love your blog Sue & Crew!
    As far as your “Pop Quiz” (my cat ate my notes) I have no idea, just know I’ve been along the for the ride, good & sad. Looking forward to a new year!
    Thank you for showing other solos it is possible!
    The PTV looks beautiful 😀
    Hope you & Princess have a great new adventurous year & hoping you add to your crew.

  37. Betty Shea says:

    Happy,Happy New Year!!!
    It is gonna be great!!!

  38. Chuck says:

    Happy New Year to you and Bridget and all the Blogorinos!

  39. Anne and Walt Ogden says:

    We enjoyed riding along with you during 2014. We travel through a lot of the same places you go, but didn’t know about most of the camping areas. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

  40. Happy New Year, Sue and Bridget! Wishing you the best in 2015!!

  41. Deena in Peoria, AZ says:

    Happy New Year Sue and Bridget. Thank you for the wonderful community you have given us by giving of yourself and your Crew. The list, we remember most and laughed again with pleasure. #1 is for your #1 Crewmember: Spike. May your 2015 be full of joy, wonderful boondocks, chickens, travel/camping/boondocking lessons for new crewmember and lots of comments from your Blogerinos. Happy 2015 to them as well.

    Deena, Miss Mollie and Others

  42. Debbie in MS says:

    Hi, Sue, Happy New Year! I have read your blog from the beginning and have loved traveling along with you and Bridget. I actually did pretty well on your quiz. 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading your adventures in 2015. Best wishes to you, Bridget and your future new crew member.

  43. Willow (AZ) says:

    Sue and Bridget,
    Thank you for letting me tag along on your journey, it’s been an adventure, you are quite a lady…wishing you the very best in the new year.

  44. Lynn Brooks says:

    Wonderful traveling with you & Spike & Bridget!!
    Wishing you good health & much happiness in 2015!!!
    Looking forward to more fantastic travels!!

  45. Phyllis says:

    Happy New Year

    Phyllis in Oklahoma

  46. Mert in Kentucky says:

    Happy new year Sue, Bridget and all the rest of our bloggy friends.
    Thank you all for making a lot of difficult days so much more pleasant.i look forward to what lies ahead for us all in 2015. I wish all a very blessed year.
    Again thanks to all. Please all travel safely. Lots love peace and good health
    Mert and Asia

  47. john fossildreamer says:

    Hi, Sue, Happy New Year to you and Bridget, and thank you for letting me
    ride with you guys in 2014… I also miss Spike and think of him often among
    the Aspen trees,, safe travels Sue,, I will be with you in 2015

  48. Lacy says:

    Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year with as many wonderful adventures as your hearts can hold.
    Now, UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME, I’m only able to sneak a peek at your blog every so often (teens and LIFE gets in the way). I don’t always have time to go back and read what I’ve missed from the last time I peaked in. I DO remember some of these quotes and the circumstances that they were involved in. But I have to admit, the bear one has me both stumped and intrigued! So, with that being said, will you give us the dates that each one was involved with? My goodness but I hope I’m not muddying the water!

    hugs,
    Lacy

    • Lacy says:

      NEVER MIND!

      DISREGARD!!! Abort, ABORT I SAY!

      I just found your search button. Dang it, I oh so dislike when I ask before looking………see, I’ve been around too many teens lately. It’ll do it to ya!

      • Lacy says:

        WHEW! I found the entry. JEESH, LEWEESH woman, that was FRIGHTENING! And to think, I missed it. Well, A: I’m glad yall were safe and B: I’m gonna have to step up my game and not miss entries like that again! 😉

  49. Ann M says:

    Happy New Year, Sue and Bridget! Hope you have wonderful travels together and take us all along!

  50. Gayle - SO CAL Beach Boomer says:

    Happy New Year! Whether there were cows on the beach (I remember that photo) or the bear breaks in (thank God no photo) — either way you would have been in “deep do-do”!

  51. Mike Leonard says:

    Sue, I rarely comment any more, but I read your blog faithfully. I am so sorry that you lost Spike last year. And I am so happy that you and Bridget are keeping on. Thank you for sharing your life and adventures so generously. You make my life richer every day! Safe travels and happy trails to you.

  52. Cheryl says:

    Happy New Year to you too Sue & Bridget. I remember about 1/3 o f the quotes, especially about the bear. Maybe I’ll pass the test better next year 🙂

  53. Applegirl NY says:

    Happy New Year, Everyone!
    We rang in the new year at our cabin in the Adirondacks with our two sons and their girlfriends. We had a roaring camp fire outside on New Year’s Eve and then spent New Years Day snow tubing and reading in the cabin, and of course eating.

    Best to everyone here, and thanks, again Sue for letting us in on the ride!

  54. Always a good way to start the new year – moving forward 🙂 Although I couldn’t name the exact locations, I remember all but the roses. The cows on the beach and the dang hat being a couple of my favorites of the year. While I’m sure it was scary at the time, the story of the bear after the fact was so exciting!! Looking forward to another fun and exciting year with you and Bridget, and anyone else you cross paths with or choose to take along.
    I bet when you pulled out of the parking lot with the BLT that first day you never expected to be loading up a large community along the way…….and that we would all fit so nicely in such a small space 🙂

  55. GypsyPurl says:

    Hi Sue , Happy New Year to you and Bridget. Thanks for the ride and I’m looking forward to many more adventures with you guys. It’s been a great year; some sad times but good times also. Happy travels and stay safe.

  56. rvsueandcrew says:

    HELLO READERS!

    I’ve added the quiz answers to the end of this post. I enjoyed reading your “answers.”

    Bridget and I are presently camped in the Yuma area.

    • weather says:

      Glad to see that you have access to the internet there,hope it’s from your home.Forecasters say your area will soon be back into the 70’s during the day,hope you’re both keeping warm.Thanks for the answers and note 🙂

  57. Shirlene says:

    Dear Sue, Happy New Year to you and Bridget…I am hoping that it warms up, it is just too cold for a beach girl…I am leaving tonight on a red-eye to Florida…landing in 80 degree weather….never thought I say “get me out of this cold”. I hope you and Bridget are warm and happy and well…and the people said Amen.

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      Hope your flight goes well and you have a great time in the sun, Shirlene!! Tis near freezing even here now…but so far snow not recently at least…so we are grateful!! Laying low for a few days to get over a bit of a cold…heh, eating my leftover spaghettis for breakfast gave me a good start!! Nothing like some tasty stuff to help one feel better!!

  58. Marilu from Northern California says:

    Happy New Year Sue and Bridget,
    I’m happy to know the two of you have made it safely to the Yuma area. You should be warming up there soon. I’m hoping that you will be able to touch bases with Rusty and Timber while you’re on the western side of Arizona.
    Thanks again for creating this community of online friends and for taking you with us on your journey.

  59. John K - Mobile, AL says:

    Are you planning a trip to the dentist this year? I’d like to hear more about the process of finding a good one and how to get to the office safely.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, John K.,

      No, I’m not going this year. It’s too difficult with Bridget and maybe a new crew member.

      My guess is you’re safer in Los Algodones than you are in Mobile. Read the three detailed posts I wrote about my first experience going for dental/vision in Mexico. I had a personal escort right from the gate.

  60. denise says:

    Happy New Year to Sue and Bridget.

    Now that bear is why I’d want to RV in a Lazy Daze motorhome. One of us could hop into the driver’s seat and leave Yogi Bear behind — lol.

    Tomorrow we hit the road on our way to Surprise for the winter. The suitcases make the dog nervous but he does seem to enjoy Arizona luckily.

    • Cinandjules (NY) says:

      Have no fear..one has the “tooter horn”.

      The weather is so weird up here…a bear cub is wandering apparently without his mother. He’s pretty pathetic looking…

      Nothing really available for him to eat…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Denise,

      Forty thousand dollars or more so you can drive away one time in nearly four years?

  61. weather says:

    Slivers of ice ,carrying what little snow fell on them ,float to and gather in the cove.It takes a few seconds of intent listening to detect the sound of waves in the clear water beyond them .In the absence of wind they’re all I can hear for a while.The chill is keeping most creatures that have shelters inside them.The faint light at dawn reveals that a few boughs on each pine tree also have snow cradled within them and a trace of it covers the ground.

    The snow’s being carried,held and displayed like a prize fits.This place could win a contest for the least affected by the storm.Short distances away two to seven feet tall snowbanks show that folks struggled through what I’d watched blow by me again.Watching the golden orange light of sunrise arrive I note that more than this day is new,so is winter’s arrival.It’s far too early to know what either will hold.

    Yesterday,in answer to a search online someone showed what they hoped was an rv I’d buy.It’s two and a half feet longer than what I want.That much difference can change so much,whether it’s measuring snow around a home or a different one’s length.Let’s see-skip a cliff or mountain top view of beauty where ever it can be found,miss being with and in the middle of all that’s wild -I think not!Good morning Sue ,may what’s around you gift you by making It’s presence known and felt.Your choices always keep that possible,thanks for all you do to let those watching see how

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome and good morning, weather!

      You’re right about what can be lost over a few feet in length. When deciding which RV to buy one is shaping one’s future. I’d rather walk outside in beautiful, peaceful places than walk across the interior of a longer RV I can’t take where I want to go.

      Your property sounds divine!

      • weather says:

        Thank you for validating my being so selective in this process.I know being less that way would make things far easier and quicker to begin,yet I don’t think I’ll regret time spent in considering choices now,and well might regret later what haste could render.I’ve noticed by now that rushing doesn’t guarantee a win.By that I mean some folks find themselves unhappy (with the way of life they’ve chosen or purchases they’ve made that turn out to be very expensive mistakes) after racing more than I’m willing to.

        Gee I’m a bit curious about what you been doing recently,guess lots of people are.Waiting until you share a bit about that when you’re ready, I’m hoping it involves things that warm and comfort you.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Busy morning today… I’ll explain in a post… and yesterday I set up camp and spent time with friends I joined up with in Yuma.

          After that I didn’t know what to write… Do I reveal my location? There are thousands of RVers around Yuma. I can’t seem to get the no-drop-ins message across. That quandary gives me writer’s block!

          • weather says:

            My fervent hope is that you preserve your peace,sanity,health and happiness by staying mum about that spot.Heck,readers are happy to see what’s in your pantry and hear how you two sleep!No one needs to see anything that reveals location to enjoy a post.Keep your boundaries,friend,put more up if need be.We help no one by allowing in what’s unhealthy,we help all by nurturing ourselves with what we need.If I thought using all caps to comment about how folks should respect your wishes would help,I’d do it,but realistically that would do more harm than good.Just know I get what’s happening and pray it doesn’t weigh on you.You are far too well loved by readers to have any post affect that,Sue.

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      Your description reminds me of some Idaho mornings in winter!! Very beautiful but too cold to stay outdoors very long!! The house we built there had some lovely views.

      Hope your search for an RV comes together at just the right timing for you! At least you have an idea as to what you want. Circumstances here with our daughter are not going well….looks like we may be here quite some time. But we must help her.

      • weather says:

        Hope you reward yourself for being so nice,dear lady.Perhaps since staying put seems best to you for now,a day a week reserved to take a meandering long drive or walk to enjoy creation with none but hubby is in order.In any case I pray you be blessed…

        • Elizabeth in WA says:

          Thanks very much, Weather…but we do our best to help those we love…and this time I have no idea where this will end. I have fears, not so well…but we will see meanwhile what GOD brings about too…even for those who do not think HE exists. I am not thinking at this point it will mean an every day helping…but if needed, may our strength last. We do try to walk in our area here. It may be we will have to move closer…we are about a half hour from her. Life is always about change and adapting it seems.

  62. debsjourney says:

    hi Sue well Here I am camped in the woods and basically alone. I decided to stay a extra night and I must admit that this camping thing is not for the weak. My back feels strained and I still need several things for my trailer. Like a impact driver thingy that makes a drill to easily raise and lower the levels. It’s mind boggling. The mosquitoes come out at dusk and eat me up. So here I am inside writing here. A DVD is playing for company. There is no privacy now that my friends moved their RV.
    Also, there is a huge group of people with some type of club that make so so country old folk music. Now all I hear is loud Live music which can be overwhelming. I really have the blues and miss my husband so much. He would have done all the hard stuff and I now feel tired and sad. I’m going to try to relax and paint for awhile.

    • Willow (AZ) says:

      Deb,
      Your message touched my heart, I hope you are feeling better, sometimes life is overwelming. I miss my husband also, I just had to deal with a broken inside the wall water pipe, I was feeling really sad he was not here, so I understand your despair.
      The good news is: there are lots of happy times ahead and interesting people, and you are not alone. Bye for now and take care, I hope you paint something very creative.

      • debsjourney says:

        Thank you your kind words. Loosing a life partner is unthinkable for anyone who hasn’t gone through it. IFeel so alone now and I look around me and all I see is couples. At my age everything seems so hard.
        Sorry for such a down post. Wish I was more like Sue.

        • weather says:

          Everything is hard for you now Deb,it doesn’t just seem that way.Like,Sue’s had to at times,you’re just tackling it the best way you know how to day by day.The world is full of couples,seeing them those of us torn( by no longer being part one) feel that reminder like a cut for a while.I’m so sorry that you are suffering now and pray that you soon rest and feel it lightening.

          • debsjourney says:

            Weather,
            You said a mouth full! Thanks for caring and posting to me. Between my longing for adventure and a good joyful life and my lack of vitality and aloneness it’s a emotional struggle with full time RVing and what to do with everything I’m overwhelmed tonight. This the first time that I’m totally camping on my ownew and it is strange.

            • weather says:

              As you may already know grief can intensify pain and vice versa,being tired does the same with them both-total that whole cocktail nine way pile o’ mess -and blam-nights like this one show up.Hope you take at least a baby aspirin or such,rub your own poor lil back a bit,drinks lots of water and go to sleep knowing you’re doing great!Gee some days I was just happy to have fed the troupe and myself and lived through it.Oh,and ask any one nearby to do the leveler job when you leave,would ya?No sense pushing muscle strain-slow gain equals permanent strength,girl-you’re gonna come outta this one stronger than you’ve ever been!It all only strange once-in a while you’ll be cheering on someone who needs all you’re learning,glad to have you the chain Deb

            • weather says:

              oops, meant in the chain,Deb

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Deb,

      I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment until several hours later. I can see how you’d be overwhelmed and having noisy people nearby doesn’t help calm the nerves.

      If you have mosquitoes, you may have to go inside and close everything up right before they arrive. I don’t deal with skeeters much… They aren’t as plentiful here.

      Someday you’ll have that leveling situation so it isn’t difficult for you physically. As weather suggests, maybe you can find someone else to help with it until you are better able to handle it and/or you find how it can be made easier, i.e. lubrication or an electric crank. I’m not familiar with your trailer so I don’t know why it’s tough on your back.

      You have friends here who understand, far better than I am able, what you are experiencing with building a new life while missing your husband. God bless you, Deb.

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      Dear Deb, Grief comes in so many forms and though I have not walked your pathway, I know that there are steps in this process of adjustment whenever we loose someone we love. My heart and thoughts and prayers go out to you!! I hope you will be feeling better soon!! So sorry about the loud music….heaving a big sigh here….I will never understand why people think everyone in the whole wide world wants to hear it at the loud level. Even music I love, I don’t want it real loud. I hope that goes away soon too. And that your painting will bring you joy and peace!! Keep us posted from time to time. I applaud your bravery!! I doubt I could ever do what you and Sue and others do!!

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