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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Our First Fulltiming Stop

IMG_3602Today has been a long day, seeing that we started it, oh, around 4 am. All week we’ve had the same issue. Go to bed, go to sleep (since we’re exhausted), and then wake up around 3:30 am. I usually do wake up in the middle of the night at least once, but normally I go right back to sleep. Not this week – this week, as soon as I wake up, my mind goes….zoom….where should I put this?…zoom…oh, I can put some pictures IMG_3611here…zoom…gotta remember to call and change this address…zoom…hopefully we won’t have any issues in the inspection…zoom…and on and on and on… Don’t get me wrong – I am SO excited…but I am also exhausted…alright mind – be quiet – it’s time to get some sleep!!!


Anyway, as I was saying, it was another great day! We IMG_3607started off with a trip to a local craft fair, where I picked up a few Christmas gifts. And then we headed to a local diner to meet Fran and Carol, a couple from MA that we met at a Heartland rally this year, for lunch. We had a great time chatting and catching up on each other’s news.



After lunch, Harry and I headed to Catskill to check out what will be the first stop in our fulltiming life – Brookside Campground.

We were really pleased with what we found. The roads are good, the campground is small but well-kept.



Jerry, the owner of the campground, came over when we arrived and showed us around. He and his wife have owned the campground for seven years and have made a lot of improvements since then.


All of the pictures in the blog today were taken on our walk around the campground property.



This is going to be the view from our front yard.





This is our site – a nice, good-sized, level site.


We are so happy that it looks like the campground is going to work out so well for our month-long stay.


  1. I'm so excited for you both. My husband and I are in the process of planning for full time RVing. We are still at least 3 years from that time. We too will being selling the house and moving on down the road! I will be following your log to get the "feel" of what it may be like.

    1. That's awesome! It has been three years since we started our preparations, and it went FAST! People told us it would - and they were right. :)

  2. So glad you found a campground that will work for Harry while he finishes out his retirement :) Those things you have to do before you finally are rolling will get shorter !

  3. Kathy and I sat and made lists with everyone that needed contacting so we wouldn't forget anyone. We logged when we called and who we spoke to because there is always someone who will say they weren't told. As for thinking of things through the night, put a pen and pad on your bedside table so when you think of it write it down then you can go back to sleep. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. You may need some "sleepytime" tea to calm your mind so that you can get some sleep. Exciting times ahead.

  5. One of the things that took alot of monitoring was getting our address notifications out. Each time we thought we had notified everyone we would get a piece of mail that had been forwarded from the Post Office. Since we have gone to a permanant mail forwarding service it seems to be working out much better. We us "MyRVMail.com

  6. How exciting! Yes, there is much to do. And, yes, something will probably slip through the cracks. (For us, it was forgetting to turn off our phone service. We got a call from our realtor as we were hitting the road saying our buyer couldn't turn her service on until we disconnected ours. Ooops!) But, in no time you'll be on your way, enjoying the fruits of your labor. Well deserved, indeed. Have fun!