We are back. Back from where you ask? We are back to continue writing for this wonderful publication that we have not written for since April 2010. We have missed it terribly but we had other items on our agenda that surfaced to the top of our list that we had to take care of before we could once again get active with our writing again on Examiner.
We are still full time travelers living in our 28’ motorhome that we call Maggie. She has been through a lot of turmoil since we last wrote. We have traveled thousands of more miles which took a toll on the old girl but she remains strong and tough, just like us. We crossed country twice in the past 4 years and each time we had some very traumatic moments. One of those times we almost lost our lives due to the weather and the other time we almost lost our lives due to major mechanical issues that surfaced at the most inopportune moments. But as you can see we both survived and now have a load of stories to share with you all.
In the next few weeks we will add more articles explaining in debt about all the adventures we have not shared with you on this platform. In the past few years we have grown and learned so many life lessons that we will also be sharing with you. We have learned that when life hands us lemons, we not only make lemonade, we also add some sugar into it to make it drinkable. To say life has been rough is an understatement but we learned long ago that these are the cards we have been dealt and we do the best we can with what we have at the time and when we learn more, we do more.
Each new challenge takes us deeper into exploring ourselves and there are times when those challenges take over our lives and we have to reach deep inside to pull ourselves out so we can continue down our chosen paths. But each and every time we rise above the junk and find some real life gems to use in our future endeavors.
Our upcoming articles will include our two ventures to the east where in the first year we encountered several storms, tornadoes, floods, freezing temperatures and even a hurricane. We got so frightened that we chose to stay west for a few years and then we felt we needed to head back east to conquer not only our fears but to cross off items from our Life List. That year did not go as planned either, there were some severe weather issues but nothing as bad as the other year but to add even more drama we had some major mechanical issues. Maggie began to fall apart right before our eyes, she got wet inside and out and began expanding from dry rot and then on the rough and broken down freeways in the east she began to lose parts at the most inopportune moments imaginable, leaving us stranded on the roadside too often to even comprehend. Life was not being very easy on us and all we wanted to do was to make it to our destinations without any more issues.
Then, when we finally made it to our final destination in Maine it turned out to be the biggest disaster of all. Crossing country to work for someone who did not say what he meant or meant what he said was almost the last straw. We felt as if we had been duped and now we were totally stranded with no money, no job and Maggie in pieces. We wondered if it could get any tougher and if our lives would ever be good again. We struggled, we fought hard, we persevered, we fell down again, we picked ourselves up again and again and continued to move forward with our lives and made different plans over and over again until finally…