Best Laid Plans…

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You know what they say about the best laid plans don’t you?

After two days of driving, we were finally below the storms range… we could finally relax and enjoy the drive… with one more day of driving, we would be in South Carolina visiting with family…

However, things didn’t go as planned!

Mom and I had researched everything… especially the costs of staying for a months time at each campground we were planning to stay in…

However, when we arrived at our first destination, we found that the prices were $200-$300 higher than expected… We were devastated!

What were we going to do?!?

Able to stay at our family’s home for a few days allowed us time to make some necessary phone calls… however, it wasn’t long before the HOA informed us that we needed to move…

Frantically we called every RV park within 50 miles. There was nothing in our price range…

It was at this time that my cousin called her pastor… he would allow us to park our camper in their church parking lot! What a God send! That would give us a week to find something… anything!

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Alas, even this extra time given us would prove to be fruitless!

Since our camper was not provided with a generator, our battery was wearing down, and even our lights were going dim… although we had propane for the refrigerator, we’d run out and were about to lose all the food that we had just purchased!

However, once again, we were blessed!

One of the parishioners of the church allowed us to plug in and use their electricity….

What planned on being only a few days stay, turned into several months…

Our plans to head farther south… postponed

With expenses much higher than planned, our future was uncertain…

Till next time,

~ Sheri

New Places, New Adventures…

 

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been four months since we left our little homestead in the country!

I remember the night we left, like it was yesterday…

Nightfall would come before we could set out on our maiden voyage… but, depart we must… a severe snow storm was headed our way…

We’d spent the morning and most of the afternoon waiting for our permanent tags. We’d waited for over 3 months! Another delay was not an option! We would freeze to death if we stayed on the farm…

With items still needed for our trip, we couldn’t hitch up the camper just yet! Once the tags arrived, we attached them, and made one final trip into town!

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Darkness had fallen by the time we could finally hitch up the trailer! A neighbor came to help, but warned that we should wait till morning to leave!

We did not heed his warning!

With plans to be in Fredericksburg, VA before we stopped for the night, we made one final stop for fuel and munchies! We were finally on our way!

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After a long day, road weary, we pulled into a Walmart Parking lot around 2:30 am… somewhere in Virginia…

After asking permission, we found a spot on the outer perimeter of the parking lot.

Thinking we would get to sleep in our new camper for the very first time, we climbed inside only to find our newest little homestead in disarray!

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Too tired to clean up the mess we grabbed our blankets and slept in the truck!

A mere 3 hours later, I woke to find a number of other RVers had stopped for the night…

With a check on the weather, I informed my traveling companions that we needed to keep heading south!

I only had plans to drive a total of 5 hours that day… however, the weather had other ideas!

Each time we stopped for a break, I would find the weather rapidly keeping us with us! It would be another 10 hours before we stopped for the night!

Upon waking that morning in North Carolina, I found that we had finally beaten the storm!

I am so very glad that we did not head our neighbors warning! After checking in with friends and family back home, we found we would have been stuck under 2 feet of snow!

With the threat of the storm gone, we were able to relax… One more day, and we would be in South Carolina visiting family! But things were not to be as expected…

Until tomorrow,

~ Sheri