Yes!!!! I will once again be on the road this fall!! I am so excited!!
"Myself, my lovely Lady Blue, and Izzy too" are planning on leaving within a month for parts unknown! (did I tell you how excited I am????)
Scene near Otto Mill, in NY
Let me back up just a little.... last year I felt I was to stay home and spend Christmas holidays with my kids and families. I had had a wood stove installed and lots of wood on hand to keep warm. Besides I was enjoying keeping a couple milk goats again and some other critters, About the second week in January I was hit with an osteo-arthritus flare-up that was so debilitating I could hardly get out of bed. Some days I barely fed myself. It had gone through my whole body. It seems the extreme weather and the fact that it was my first winter back in northwestern PA since 2003, was taking its toll on me. All I remember about the rest of Jan and Feb is lots of pain and having to have my DIL come each day to take care of my animals and get wood in for me. Daughter #1 and #2 also came many, many times to help. To make a long story short I gave up all animals except my beautiful heritage chickens, which I thoroughly enjoy. My doctor put me on medication which took another 3-4 weeks to kick in. The only activity I could muster was knitting, and therefore developed severe carpeltunnel which led to surgery in April. That went well, the medicine was working fairly well, and I began recooperating and gaining my strength back. Just in the last month I have felt really recovered.
Remains of Otto Mill in NY
I took a 3-hr trip the last couple days in August, driving my little Rav4 to my sister's in NY to see how well I could manage. I am glad to say I did just fine. At the same time my RV went into a transmission shop to have the tranny replaced. I just need to have it inspected and the tires checked and rotated and then I can begin to pack.
Fort Niagara Lighthouse
I have been out of the loop so long, probably no one will be reading this but that's okay. At least it is down for my record. But if you do chance by to read it, thank you and have a great day!!
Niagara River that joins Lake Ontario to Lake Erie