Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rolling Hills Casino Here We Come!

Today is John's and my sixth day as Snowbirds. After several days in Bodega Bay (Sonoma County California) and a great visit with (nearly) family in Sebastopol, we're preparing to leave. This morning I finished personal history work with my ninety-year-old friend Virginia.

Virginia and I in 1990.

Virginia is the person that welcomed me into her life and home over thirty-five years ago as I arrived from North Carolina to Southern California. We often tell one another what blessings we have been in each others lives. My good friend Kyle once said to me "Levonne. Everyone should have a Virginia." And I do believe that the world would be nearly perfect if everyone did have a Virginia in their life.

We said our good-byes and see-you-laters this afternoon and now John and I are preparing our route through Petaluma and Lake County to I-5 north. We are planning to boondock at Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, California tomorrow night. We've heard they have a great buffet dinner. That will make a two-hundred-mile day for us. From there, we'll figure out what's next.

Both John and I are beginning to relax into our new life as snowbirds. We've slowed down and are beginning to enjoy ourselves more. I remember this feeling I've been having. It's how our first year on the road in The Jazz felt. A new adventure nearly every day with my best friend Gingee! No really with John. Gingee is our sweet girl dog.

What's your next adventure?


  1. What an adventure! The road, a best friend and a sweet dog - doesn't get much better!

  2. I agree -- it doesn't get much better than hitting the road with your best friends, John and Gingee.

    We will be heading to the Great Smokey Mtns next week for our Summer workamping adventure!

    Be safe as you head down the road on your next great adventure.

  3. And, if I may add;
    Every ninety years young Virginia, needs a younger friend in their life named Levonne, to help make this nearly perfect world!
    No doubt each of you have contributed to each others life and well being. These friendships are to cherish!
    I like your questions!
    Today the Truck and Fifth wheel both, are sporting New footware to begin their Summer Adventures. The first adventure will be to the Wichita Mtns. Wildlife Refuge here in Oklahoma. The wildflowers should be in abundance and in need of being photographed!

  4. I think everyone in the beginning approaches full timing as a vacation. If you are slowing down after only 6 days...good for you two! We sometimes forget after 3 years that we don't have to do everything in a day.
    Hope you enjoy your new life style as much as we do!

  5. enjoy the new adventure and the ever changing view out the windshield!!

  6. I am workamping, but planning some mini trips for my days off. There are a lot of places to explore in the Four Corners area. It's good that you can relax and live day by day instead of having to follow a schedule.

  7. Oh you are right, everyone should have a Virginia in their lives. I'm glad you get to spend time with her :-)
    Enjoy the new adventures, we'll be following along! My next adventure will be to WalMart to get a few things! heehee

  8. See, it is all working out, this is what your were meant to do at this time in your lives. Enjoy the road, the time together and especially the journey. :c)

    PS: We LOVE casino buffets!

  9. Best friends and traveling, how great is that?
    Since I last saw you, I have retired and am Workamping in TX. Garner SP now and Gate Guarding in the oil fields soon.
    Hope to meet again when you come back to the States. Enjoy your new lifestyle!


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