Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cleaning Up

Despite the recent rains, Denny and I have been busy cleaning up the rig in between sightseeing and playing golf. So many campgrounds no longer allow you to wash your RV so the Beast was looking pretty grungy, especially his bug splattered front cap. We were given permission to wash the rig here and took advantage of that fact, including washing the exterior windows and I even scrubbed the smoke film off the underside of the awning. Camp fires do leave an oily film on surfaces, especially when folks burn whatever they can put their hands on, which is what we ran into at a campground in Massachusetts.

That being done, I decided to look around on my blog and see what I could clean up, such as links to bloggers who no longer maintain an active blog. Imagine my chagrin when I discovered that the link to my own fulltimer's website, RV Vagabonds, was not working. After some double checking I discovered my web hosting service had changed the ISP address on my site so I had to correct that also. Talk about feeling like a dunce for not paying more attention! Updating that web site will be my next big project, I guess.

I also corrected the map down in the lower right hand corner of the blog. The one that lists all the states we've visited? You will note that there are no longer any blank states there. Yep, by stopping here in Maryland Denny and I have now fulfilled our first goal of visiting all fifty states. We still have to play golf in Oklahoma before we can say that we've played golf in all 50 states but then we'll have fulfilled our secondary goal. Yes, we could have done all that in a couple of years but we were in no rush, having no "home" to return to other than the one on wheels. Next month we'll be returning to Myrtle Beach, which is where our fulltiming life began, making the cycle complete.

Are we done? Not hardly. We haven't seen Yosemite, the Arches, Lake Tahoe or much of the Oregon coastline. But we're getting closer to the time when we'll look for a residence that doesn't move. As long as I can find a place on the ocean with a mountain view and no bugs or humidity and a moderate climate. Yeah, not so easy to do, which is a reason we're still out here.

6 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I am sure there is much to be said for your lifestyle, and I hope you manage to finish that bucket list.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I admire ya'll for setting a goal and attaining it. I also know that you have so many wonderful adventures chalked up and have enjoy many of them here on your blog. Thanks for sharing I enjoy every bit.
Linda, the other

SkippyMom said...

Fantastic! I knew about MD being the last, but I didn't know about OK. That is cool.

Have fun during the rest of your stay here. I hope the weather stays pretty for you.

SkippyMom said...

Fantastic! I knew about MD being the last, but I didn't know about OK. That is cool.

Have fun during the rest of your stay here. I hope the weather stays pretty for you.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

As a fellow full time RVer I think you should keep adding to your bucket list - stay on the road :-) Kentucky was our 50th state - we reached that goal during our sixth year of full timing.
Enjoy and relate to your Blog.

Tobias Thrash said...

Traveling across the fifty states of America to play golf is an amazing goal. Most of your photos are of historical and landmarks. What's good about your RV journey is you get a good brush up history while still having fun.

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