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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wrapping Up and Goodbyes

Location: Catskill, NY (High 76, Low 63)

The past two days have been extremely busy. Harry had an eye appointment last week that ended up needing follow up with two additional appointments. We learned our lesson and will not leave anything like that to the last minute next year.

Over the weekend, my mother was staying with my sister’s three kids, so we went over every day for a few hours and had dinner there, which was a lot of fun. The kids are starting at a new school this year. Matt, the oldest, is in middle school, and had an orientation yesterday afternoon, which Harry and I attended with him. It was great to be able to see their new school and have a tour and meet some of their teachers.

Today it was time to say goodbye to my mom and the kids until next year. While I am excited to get on the road, it was still really hard to say our farewells this morning. It was draining and I have been feeling it all day.

We also had our last loose ends to finish up. Harry had one last follow up for his contacts and a cleaning at the dentist’s office. Thankfully there were no issues found at the dentist’s. We didn’t intend to leave that appointment this long, but had no choice after the office called to reschedule Harry’s original appointment. We will schedule it much earlier next year. We also stopped in Cairo and closed the PO box we opened last December. We used it to get Harry’s retirement paperwork from the state, and my sister was nice enough to check it while we were on our travels between January and May. Now that all of that has been processed and we have our SD drivers licenses, Harry has officially changed his address with the retirement system and we are all set.

It has been such a weird and crazy week that I can hardly believe we are about to spend our last evening here. I still have to do some packing up, but if all goes well, we should be pulling out of here tomorrow morning around 10:30 am.

Tomorrow night we will be in Williamsport, MD. Smile


  1. Working on getting our appointments set up before we leave. 19 days to go, already dreading the goodbyes, safe travels.

  2. ON The Road Again....We will be leaving out the 12th headed to VA then making a slow loop back to FL. Maybe our paths will cross. Wishing Y'all safe travels.

  3. Safe travels! I know it's tough saying goodbye. Knowing that you can go back helps!

  4. Harry and Jessica,

    Safe travels on your next adventure, we are sure you will enjoy. Sue and I have finalized our stay with Bonnie and Jerry for the winter and Sue landed a workamper job at Rip Van Winkle CG in Saugerties for the spring. If you are back in the area next year let us know.

    Stay well,

    Les and Sue

    1. Hey guys, that's awesome! Congrats to Sue on the new workamper position. We will be back in Catskill at Brookside for much of the summer - probably arriving sometime in early May. Have a great winter!! We'll be seeing you in the spring. :)