Oh, what a year it’s been! 2014 began with us at Tropic Winds RV Resort in Harlingen, TX. 17 states and 7,000 (14,000 since we started this journey) miles later, we’re closing out the year at Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort in central Florida. In between, we’ve been as far north as Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and as far northeast as Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Tug Boats tied up to the pier in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Without a doubt, we live in a beautiful country. I’m drawn to mountains and ocean, especially to areas more rural and rustic. We saw plenty of each this year, as our route down Highway 81 followed the mountains from New England to Alabama. We camped near the beach at Fort Munroe while we worked the IPMS National Convention in Hampton, Virginia in early August, and were treated to the most spectacular sunrises over the water. Then in October, we were able to play in the waves in the Gulf of Mexico at Gulf Shores, Alabama. Most recently, we spent a magical afternoon on the beach at Sand Key State Park, near Clearwater Beach, Florida – with warm sand between our toes, bird watching, sea shell collecting, and this time a spectacular sunset over the Gulf.
Sunset, Gulf Shores, Alabama.