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Much has gone into the process to get us ready for the open road. It began with the distribution of all our personal possessions including keepsakes from when we were both children, we had to take pictures of things we cannot keep and sell all our furniture and concluded with selling the house and moving into The Beast.

We stayed the month of May in an RV park in Johnstown, CO, which helped us to get acclimated to our camper and learn the ins and outs of it. This time was good to for the animals.  They animals adjusted quickly to the smaller living space.  We also found some issues that had to be dealt with before departing for Ohio at the end of May.  We had to get the X-terra wired for being our tow vehicle and we had an alarm sounding, that we didn't know at the time, meant the stabilizing jack was going bad. It ended that it wouldn't retract, and we decided to have the jack removed and have it fixed while in Ohio.  We also had to have our dome in the shower area replaced for it had several cracks in it.

While in Ohio after we replaced the old television with new flat screen and decided while we were at it, we would recover the boxes the TV''s were in just to give it a new flare. So, we used a burgundy colored felt and a staple gun and we recovered it, added shelves it's a perfect space for the Blue Ray player and our movies.

So much has gone into us getting ready for the Open Road, we are just glad we have made this move to be mobile and if others are wondering on how to do this for yourselves taking the first step by communicating with your spouse. Both must agree to make this a possibility. It takes a lot of compromise and teamwork.  Let’s see where the road will lead us. Thanks for reading and don't forget to get out and hike.

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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