As the year rounds to its inevitable end we’re spending the last few days of December hanging out in sunny and gorgeous San Diego. Between walks in the wild and relaxing glasses of wine, it’s actually been a whirlwind couple of weeks packed tightly with the cats’ vet appointments, chores in the RV and meeting-up with friends.
On the furry side Taggart is healing up nicely and mostly complaint-meow-free from her mass removal, especially since we got rid of the horrible MFTD. The mass turned out to be a Mast cell tumor which was completely removed by the operation so it was actually a huge piece of luck that we decided to get it taken care of. She’s been exploiting her position as ailing cat by taking over our camping chairs…the little sneak. Polly has been having a blast and has made at least 10 new doggie friends, incl. a lovely black lab/chow mix at our neighbours RV. We’re completely surrounded by hiking trails out here in Santee, plus we’re only ~30 mins from some fabulous dog beaches so it’s been utter-paw-doggie heaven for her.
On the friends side we’ve been meeting up w/ a bunch of old pals incl. some old work buddies and a college friend of mine. This New Year’s Eve we’re even going to have a mini-RV rally of young fulltimers with the couples from Tally Ho and Our Take on Freedom that we met up in Oregon a few months back.
We’ve also managed the first “purge” of our excess RV items doing a full empty and sorting of the underneath RV bins. At least 3 full bag o’stuff has gone out the door so far so it’s not a bad start.
That’s all the practical stuff anyway. The other stuff is more on the spiritual side and it’s just as good. We live a simple life and I simply love it. Here we are with warm, sunny days, beautiful sunsets, awesome experiences and the freedom to be as we are and exactly where we want to be. As I reflect back on the year that’s passed I feel extremely lucky to be living this lifestyle and I can’t imagine any better New Year’s Resolution than to keep going as long as we’re able. So, with the last few days of 2011 in view I raise my glass and say “here’s to another one just like this”. Happy New Year everyone!