December Dreaming on a Roll
A new month and end of a tough year and much to do. #rollingandwriting
I can't believe it is December. Where did this crazy year go? 2020 is going to go down as one of the oddest years we've ever known and it isn't quite done yet. The months in this year seemed to have alternated between super slow and full steam ahead with little in between. Our rolling and writing life has never been like this before and I'm pretty sure it isn't done shifting, changing, and morphing yet.
We started 2020 in Florida with our family and took our annual tour of the state hitting the Tampa RV show and meeting up with a few of the Youtube RVers. That show was huge and we only had a few minutes with the folks but we did get one thing. In all likelihood, we were exposed to COVID 19 way back then so when we fell ill later that year it looks like we got our immune boost whether we wanted it or not.
While in Florida we spent time with friends and family and found a few special spots to hang out before we hit the road again in March. It seems strange now looking back and realizing that the whole virus thing was about to blow up while we were on our way to Pennsylvania. The plan this year was for a long working stay in Yellowstone with an estimated arrival in April and a leave time of late October, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men. By the time we reached PA and my mom's place COVID lockdowns were about to begin and we soon received a notice from Yellowstone that we had no job. We hunkered down, helping Mom out with shopping and things around the house but after two months we determined that we couldn't be more self-contained than by living in an RV and almost exclusively boondocking so we rolled on out again and found some nice stops where we could focus on the writing portion of the roll.
One of my favorite spots this year was a free camping site in Iowa. We were near the Schell Rock River and it was so peaceful. With the lockdowns, few people were on the road at that time and we had the place mostly to ourselves. We spent a quiet week just chillin' and finish up my work. It felt good to be on the road again, even if we did have to leave family behind without seeing most of them.
After our little stay in Iowa, we were at odd ends and not really sure what came next so we just rolled around headed generally west toward Wyoming with the hope that the every-day-hero would end up getting a job. Thankfully that worked out for us even if we didn't start until July 1st. Along the way, we also got to stop and visit with some friends, which is one of the nicest things about living in an RV. You can stop and visit but every night you still sleep in your own bed.