Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A New Chapter Begins

Gopher Flats
Moab, UT
August  4, 2020

All our hard work paid off...Nicole listed our home on June 24. We accepted a contract on the 27th.  








We closed on July 20th.  We packed and moved the RV to   R Shaefer Heard campground ( just 8 miles from our home) on the 21st. The movers came on the 22nd.  The 23rd was spent buying groceries and doing last minute errands and on the 24th we headed west.   

Our good friends Libby and Corky live in Hot Springs Village, AR so we routed our trip to include a two night stop over at The Village to see them. 
I had never been to Hot Springs so Libby and I masked up and enjoyed a walk on Bathhouse Row.  Corky took Joe to an off road park to play.


 It never ceases to amaze us how months turn into years since you have seen friends, but you always pick right up where you left off as if no time at all had passed.   Their home is beautiful with a stunning view of the mountains from the deck.  




I didn't get any pictures of the pups, but we met their newest addition to the family, a very playful and happy Gracie Mae, and enjoyed snuggles from Rebel.    

Somewhere on 84 N between Santa Fe and Durango...life is good !




We arrived in Moab on July 30th and are still settling in at Gopher Flats. 




 It is rather warm...OK, its hot as blue blazes ( a phrase I heard my grandma say many times) !  No worries though because we are here to chill out.  Having no agenda is the agenda !

It's nice early in the morning and near dusk...the perfect time to play, explore, or just sit in the cool grass and wait for grasshoppers.   




We got WileE out of the storage unit last Friday.  It cranked right up on the first try as if it had only been parked over night and not nine months.  The oil is changed (Joe has it done right before we leave and when we return.), tools packed, tires inspected, fluids checked, and early Monday morning we did a quick run on Steelbender with Dee.  





















 And so a new chapter in our lives begins.  Until next time...
















HAPPY TRAILS !

28 comments:

  1. You are happy, I can tell! So glad everything went well and that your hard work paid off! When you were in Hot Springs, you were less than an hour from my family home.

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    1. Thanks Janna. It’s like the weight of the world has been lifted. I enjoyed my quick stroll down Bathhouse Row which I am sure you know very well. During other times, I imagine a spa day would be very nice!

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  2. Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful 'new chapter'.

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  3. If home is where your heart is, then you must be back home again and 'Parked in Paradise'. Good to see you are enjoying the trails with Wile-E.
    Stay Safe!

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    1. Thank you Jeff. Paradise is quite hot these days...so looking forward to some cooler temps in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait to lace up the boots and do some hikes and WileE is always a scary fun time!

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  4. Congrats. That is super good news that you sold. I know how relieved I felt when we finally sold ours. Hopefully the blue blazes depart and you can enjoy being out. For now just relax and enjoy.

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    1. Thanks Sandie...progress as today’s temp was only 99! Wahoo!

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  5. Now that's the Gay and Joe we know and love! Congratulations on the sale and your safe arrival in Moab. The heat will lessen with the passing days and that beautiful scenery and wonderful friends will still be there. "Having no agenda is the agenda" - I love it!

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    1. Thank you Sue. I’m really wanting to do some hikes and this mornings temp was a breezy 66 degrees so it won’t be long! Of course it’s 99 and rising as I type.

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  6. Just found your blog, and enjoyed reading it. Kay and I live in Hot Springs Village (though we spend about 4 months a year traveling in the motorhome). Looking forward to your travels. Donald & Kay Dunn

    We migrated our blog to: DunnGone.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks guys! Not a bad life you have...👍. We enjoyed our short visit with friends at The Village.

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  7. This will be a welcome change in your life I am sure! How wonderful to have no agenda after months of working hard.

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  8. I can hear the relief in your words to have made the decision on the house and finally be settled in your beautiful site at Dee's. I can only imagine how excited the puppies were to be back in their private play yard. After all your house prep and your whirlwind trip across the country, you deserve time to just chill and have nothing on the agenda. Enjoy your return to Moab. Can't wait for some rock crawling photos! Stay safe!

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    1. Hope to be hiking and Rock crawling soon Pam...the mornings have been really nice the past few days!

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  9. We have an opposite new chapters in our lives, while you sold your home, we got a new home! Exciting times for sure especially that you are now in your happy place and plan your next page. Congratulations on your sale, a big relief for sure after all the hardwork you and Joe have done.

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    1. A big congrats on your new home MonaLiza. Starting new chapters is exciting and scary all at the same time. We are enjoying our time in Moab although it is so hot, we haven’t done very much...right now, doing nothing is awesome. I’m sure that won’t last long though as I’m really wanting to get out the “real” camera and do some hiking/ bird watching.

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