Here’s where we’ll be parked for probably the next 6 or 7 months. We got in yesterday to a nearly empty park after about a 5 hour drive. We were all set up and feeling at home within a couple hours. Fredericksburg is one our favorite places, not just in Texas but anywhere.
As I’ve said before, we’ll be working a couple days a week to earn our spot here at the Fredericksburg, TX KOA. Though we’ve stayed here many times before, including a whole winter a couple years ago, this will be the first time we’ve workamped here. We’re also planning on working another part time job, probably over the weekends, at one of the many local wineries. This is the Texas wine country.
There is a lot to do in this area. So, check back often to see the adventures that this full-time RV living lifestyle makes possible for us.
We’ve mostly been just relaxing and enjoying our last “camping” for the summer the last week. It’s sounds funny to say that because most people think we camp all the time, since we live in our trailer full-time. But when we get to our winter RV park in Fredericksburg in a couple weeks, while we do enjoy our time there, it’s not camping. Plus, we’ll be working at the park and probably one of the local wineries part time.
On the marathon training, I did my third 3 mile run here at 9000 feet elevation this morning at a 9:17 minute per mile pace. It’s really hard to breath up here in the mountains when your exerting yourself, but I managed to shave some significant time off the first run I did when we got here. Also, Sharon is running again after taking a break for several months due to some tendinitis in her ankle. She won’t be able to run the half marathon with me in San Antonio in December though. Hopefully by next time she’ll be 100%. She is, however, going to ride in the bike tour before the marathon, so we’ll still sort of be doing it together.
Now we’re in Alamogordo, NM, just down the mountain 16 miles or so from Cloudcroft to get groceries and do laundry. Yep, we still do all that normal life type stuff too. We’ll be back up the hill in the beautiful pines and aspens in a couple hours though. I Wouldn’t trade this simple life for anything right now.
I recently had the pleasure of reading the published works of Cindy Cullen Farmer this afternoon and was inspired to share my experience with my followers.
It’s a quick read but so full of inspiration for anyone looking for a change in life, but afraid of abandoning their security. Or maybe their security is only a perception. This is her own personal story and it’s still being lived. I think it’s only the beginning, personally.
It’s my belief that many people will relate to the author’s story. I was inspired to stay on track with my own dreams after reading her story, and it’s my hope that she’ll do the same. I’m no expert critic by any means, but I expect great things from this author in the near future and I think most who take the time to read her work will agree.
She has a way of writing that is very poetic, yet at the same time very comfortable and informal. It was as if I was listening to a friend speak instead of reading. At least that’s the way I felt.
I went for my run this morning after coffee and a relaxing breakfast. Most of the campground here is already closed for winter season. Just the loop were in is open until mid October. So I decided to just run here in the campground through the closed loops. It’s really nice not having to worry about traffic like we usually do.
I managed a 9:48 pace for 3 miles. Not a great pace for me but I’m happy considering the 9000 foot altitude and hills here. Should be some good training for the San Antonio Rock n Roll half marathon in December. I’ll take a break for a day or two, then do another run. Though, I may not go more than 3 miles at a time till I get to lower ground!
On the writing front, I’d like to thank those who have recently purchased my novel “Indian Paintbrush by B. K. Jones” from Amazon or CreateSpace. That’s the best encouragement to keep working on my new novel. This is what will ultimately allow us to finance our traveling lifestyle and find new sources of inspiration.
Our new “spot” for the next 10 days or so is in the Silver Campground in the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft, NM. This is our 3rd time to visit this area this summer. What can I say? We love it here.
Complete freedom is almost over for this year. We’ll be in Fredericksburg, TX by 24th of the month to work, but plenty of playtime too, at the Fredericksburg KOA. We’ll be helping them out 2 days a week for our site probably through next April.
It’s an adventure when we’re traveling around wherever we want and seeing new places and meeting new people. But it’s nice to get back to our winter home and friends and we’ll enjoy the downtime. When that’s over, we’ll certainly be ready for adventure again! I guess we’ll never grow up. I hope not anyway! Been there, done that, got the T shirt.