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The plan for today is to take some sunrise photos from the Gulf State Park Pier. Then it’s back to the Hampton Inn for some free breakfast. After eating I’ll load the Jeep and get on highway 90 for the return trip to World Headquarters in New Orleans. There may be stops along the way.  

One never knows what will happen. After all, it is real life….Sort of. 🙀😳😎😜❤

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Plans

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I’ve made reservations for places to stay for the next few months. 
September 20th I’m moving to Fort Payne AL.
On September 27th I’m moving to Childersburg AL.   
I’ll stay there until the end of November. 

You know how plans are.  We will have to wait and see what actually happens.

 
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Work Days

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Tuesday and Wednesday have been work days.  I’ve been blogging, catching up on email, talking with my friends on the phone, taking care of random business, editing photos, and uploading them to cloud storage. Cloud storage is convenient on the road but not especially fast. And it’s definitely not always available.  Internet access is often a challenge. Since I subscribe to Amazon Prime, I’m using their service for cloud space.
I haven’t left the park and haven’t been out of the bus much. It has been a gray, windy, and chilly couple of days for the most part. I keep trying to go for a walk but the wind sends me back inside. 
Hanging out in the park turned interesting.  I talked with Steve Posselt and Klaas Nierop of Kayak 4 Earth. Nice guys. They are paddling a kayak across Australia, the U.S., and parts of Europe to focus awareness on climate change. They have completed the Austrilian leg of the trip. Steve invited Christy and I to tag along and take pictures.  I’m not sure I can or will do that.  I have some previous  commitments in the the spring, I need to buy tires, and I have to be in Alabama to renew my tags in March.  It is an interesting opportunity and I may jump in along the way. That’s one of the joys of a rolling home. 
  

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Holmes Medical Museum Part 2

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Location:
111 W. Laurel Ave.
Foley, Alabama 36535
Open Monday-Friday 10-2
Free self-guided tour

The Holmes Medical Museum is located above the drug store in Baldwin County’s first hospital, which served the community from 1936-1958. Many of the items on display are the original medical artifacts including surgical instruments, operating room machinery and a human skeleton. The interior of the museum is like a time capsule remaining practically unchanged from the time it served as the area’s first hospital. This fascinating museum will definitely take you back in time.

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The Engine & The Caboose

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The engine and caboose are part of the L & N Depot Museum in Foley Alabama. The L & N Depot Museum is housed in the 1909 Louisville and Nashville railroad station. The one built in 1905 burned down.

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I went to the beach

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By the sea
By the sea
By the beautiful sea
Me and me
Me and me
Oh how happy I be

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The white sand beaches in
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Lunch at the
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A short video of the ocean.

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Having it My Way

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In my quest to live full time in my RV, I went to several businesses this morning. I’m trying to wrap up the loose ends of my life here. Some require a lot of attention like Curley and Moe. Don’t ask. I won’t tell.
Others are just a paperwork shuffle. One I did by email this morning. I took care of 3 others online.
Fueled by a bottomless 50 cent cup of coffee I’ve been using BK as an office while sorting through papers hunting things left to do. I found two more to add to my list.
I’d like to be in NOLA before December 18th.

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WOW!

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November 10, 2014 I became the proud owner of a 1999 Fleetwood Discovery. It is a 34′ diesel pusher.
I take possession of it the week of Thanksgiving. I’m excited and afraid.
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In one of her recent posts my dear friend Christy at The Blended Path Blog challenged her readers to write down a list of fears they might have about moving forward. Well I can handle that.

1. The unknown
2. Facing things alone
3. Mechanical problems
4. This is all a huge mistake
5. Leaving the people I love
6. Hurting the people I love
7. The logistics of bill paying, mail, dentists, doctors, prescriptions, tags, licenses,….
8. Money
9. Accidents
10. Being lonely

I think “the unknown” sums it up perfectly.

She also says, “as you breathe through that list, let each one go with a purposeful releasing breath. Know that you are safe, you are worthy, and you are loved. You do not always have to feel those things for them to be true.”
I’m going to give that a try. I can do it. I’m powered by excitement.




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Moving On

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On November 1, 2012 I posted my first blog about this adventure, 500 Days to a New Life.  Now, several months past 500 days, my house is selling on October 31st.  After the sell I’ll be purchasing an RV and transitioning into life as a full timer living on the road.

The Blended Path pulled this card for me.

She offered this interpretation.

Ok, What I’m getting from this – forget the book…I know what this is about. The angels want you to be peaceful – to me this card, for you at this time, is about rebuilding your life. The angels want you to know that you’re on the right path – things are falling into place. You are being active and faithful, and you are trusting as you should. The angels say you are easy – you are submissive to the will of fortune and loss in your life (not sure what they mean by that but you will understand at some level or they wouldn’t have said it). They say you are a man of God, that you know how and do hear the voice of spirit, and that you should continue to listen in the ways that work for you. I am seeing from this card a death of an old life and beautiful rebirth of your life, complete with beautiful creativity and art, colors, and a lot of love and healing energy (in the background colors). I am also feeling like you should pay attention to the gray area at the bottom of the card – I think that there may be “road blocks” – no pun intended – in actually getting the RV you want, but the angels say to be picky. It’s important that you not settle on the home you choose. And so that’s what I’m seeing here. The book says, “to blossom and bloom, the work must be done, through fire and ash our fortune comes.” It talks about flowers being born from seeds.

She was right on track for my life.  I love her and the reading. I will be picky.

I think it is auspicious the house sells on Halloween.  How sweet is that? It also auspicious that I will be homeless on November 1, 2014, two years since I began working in earnest on this transition.

It is a bit scary (perfect for Halloween too).  It’s outside my comfort zone.  It will be different on the road alone and the time frame for getting rid of the rest of my stuff is really short.

It seems like it is getting to be time to go though.  My friends and family here are deeply involved in their own adventures.  They will miss me, but will soon go back to doing what they do and loving who they love.

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Not a Blog Post

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Life is so busy. I’m trying to play here but life keeps interrupting.

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Selling this house is turning into a lot if work.

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