“Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Rolling south into Tennessee, we noticed the forsythia is in bloom. That was always my sign to put down crabgrass preventitave on our lawn. Those days are over, as we don’t have a lawn anymore! It is odd little observations that remind us that life as fulltime RVers is an entirely different life. My first such observation was driving down the road on a Thursday and seeing trash cans by the road. First thing in my head was ‘I need to take out the trash!’ Nope. No house, no curb to haul the trash to. 🙂
We have been RVing for years, taking two week vacations and long weekends when we could. We’ve known about ‘same house, different view out the windows’ aspect of RVing, but the point was really driven home today. We were planted in Michigan for 6 months with the same view, and we weren’t able to open the windows, as it was too cold. Today, we are in Nashville, TN with the windows open and a completely different vista to explore! It is a liberating feeling, for sure.
Saw this beauty in a rest area in Kentucky. This is a mid 1970’s GMC motorhome. There are a lot of folks out there who buy these and restore them, as they are unique. We love seeing them out on the road again.
We are at the Yogi Bear campground in Nashville, not far from the Grand Ole Opry. They need to do a little spring cleaning, but the air is fresh and the trees are starting to bloom! It is 75 degrees outside right now and we are loving it. We used our Passport America and saved 50% on our camping. 🙂
Part of this trip is a baseball memorabilia delivery mission. This is a doozey. Back in the 1970’s when Diana’s brother, Dan, was a 5th grader he won a letter writing contest, making him the World’s Greatest Al Kaline Fan. For those of you unfamiliar, Al Kaline was a teenage baseball phenomenon out of Baltimore who started with the Detroit Tigers right out of high school. He played his entire career in Detroit, and stayed on with the team after he retired as a player. At 80 years old, he still is with the team. That , my friends, is loyalty at its finest.
Anyway, the family got box seats to the game on Al Kaline Day, and Dan was able to go to the clubhouse and meet Al. Part of the prize was a 4 foot by 6 foot framed photo of Al that was to hang in Dan’s elementary school….which it did for years. Finally, the principal contacted Dan to have him take it home, as he was concerned it would get damaged in the hall of the school. Dan moved to Florida out of high school, and the photo remained in Michigan with his mom and dad. Dad passed away in 2008, and Mom has been storing the photo.
We wrapped up the photo of Al in a shipping blanket and are hauling him in the fifth wheel! I hope he likes camping!
One other thing I wanted to mention: March is Passport America savings time, for all of you campers out there.
For just $44 a year, you can save 50% on campsites at a LOT of campgrounds around North America. We joined last year and it paid for itself on our third night camping. What is unique about March is the Refer A Buddy program. Use my name and number and you get an extra 4 months free (and so do we).
Just go to Passport America and sign up. Enter my information in the ‘referral’ section of the application. It’s a nice little bonus for both of us!
Well, that’s it for today! The forsythia is calling to us!