Unbelievably, it’s time for us to head back to New England. Our first winter on the road is coming to an end.
And our first year full-timing will be upon us in just a few weeks. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun.
It’s funny, people still ask me, “how we’re liking it?”
Well, we’re still married, happy and in one piece as well as planning to keep it going so I’m going to say we like it very much.
I get to wake up every morning when my body wakes me up. I get to spend my days pretty much doing whatever I want.
I sew, sitting in front of a large window looking out on whatever landscape we’ve parked in. Some have been prettier than others. Some have been the rv next door. I have succeeded in completing a huge quilt top and back for my friend. The front is a more traditional star pattern while the back is all improv piecing. I can’t wait to get it quilted. Here’s a little peek.
I’ve also made 100+ tooth fairy pillows for the Faerie Festival coming up in June.
I have read some great books. I think The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is my favorite. I highly recommend it! I also dove into a Clive Barker series called The Abarat.
We’ve been through 20 states, stopping to spend time in most of them. I’ve been embroidering them onto a map in a hoop that hangs in our cab area.
We’ve pulled out all of the factory swirly fabric as well as the headboard and replaced them with things I’ve made.
I get to spend everyday with my best friend and the best cat. It isn’t perfect. Money is always tight. Wifi is never good enough. Sometimes things go wrong like flat tires and running out of propane. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We laugh. We explore. We play. We learn. We honor. We meet new people. We grow. I love my life. I love living small in this mobile hippy bus. I don’t miss anything from before. Well, except maybe my big sewing space where I could spread out. But I’m making that work, too.
And here we are, sitting in a funky cafe called The Art of Coffee in Montross, VA. This place used to be a garage of some kind. It still has the funky diamond plate on the floor and the big garage doors. But now it’s a cool cafe serving breakfast and lunch, yummy coffee drinks, local art and free wifi. The sun is out. There is a beautiful breeze. I’m hoping that winter is moving out of Mass but, it’s ok if it sees fit to gently remind us that we are lucky to have missed it all.
This summer will find us in Sturbridge, Lake George New York, Wells Beach Maine, and Cape Cod for 5 weeks! Then, it’s across the north we go back west. You know you wish you were us.