January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


As I am sitting here looking out the window at 2 feet of snow, I am reminded this will be our last Christmas living here in NJ and likely our last one in the area for a couple of years. How nice that it is a white one.

The home you see in this picture is that of our friends Gene and Kathy and their two remarkable boxers Max and Candy. We met Gene and Kathy when we joined the local Good Sam Club a few years back. They had been living in their Tradewinds Motor Home but not long after we moved here they bought a park model trailer and had it moved onto their site. You can see their motorhome to the right of the trailer.

We met a lovely couple a few years ago while camping in Virginia. Ursula and Karl were workamping at the KOA in Charlottesville. They said they were fulltime RVers. We had never heard of such a thing. When they told us they had no home but their RV, we were HORRIFIED! That was in May. By that September we had decided to do the same! When we met Gene and Kathy and they said they lived in their motorhome but were still working and not traveling, we thought that to be so strange. Well, here we are living across from them in our fifth wheel for almost a year now! Up until end of September I was still working. Len is working until January 7.

People live so many different lifestyles, seeming strange to others at first. As we move through this life we eventually find that perfect fit realizing that the perfect fit has its own ebb and flow and often changes over time.

This year, Ursula and Karl, after living their dream of workamping in Alaska, gave up the fulltime life and are settling into an apartment. Kathy and Gene moved from their motorhome to a park model and we are about to start our phase of traveling and doing volunteeer work with the NOMADS. Three stories about the ebb and flow of life.

1 comment:

Margie M. said...

Phyllis, today's post is really beautiful. Your reflections on your last Christmas in NJ and the comments regarding your fellow RV friends and neighbors was heartwarming. Nice words. Have a very Merry Christmas.