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New House for the Coach House

by Richie
New House for the Coach House

 

Among the many reasons we are heading to the farm for full-time living is the luxury of having all our vehicles in one place. For several years we’ve been performing a highly choreographed maneuver of juggling cars, trucks, motorcycle and the RV around our tiny driveway at the city house. Only a couple of vehicles can be parked there at the same time, and the inconvenience comes with living in a suburban neighborhood. Not to mention the substantial cost to store the RV under cover at a warehouse 5 miles away.

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But out in the county, with 125 acres at our disposal, we can park any old darn thing we want, anywhere it pleases us. There’s nary a neighbor in sight to complain, there’s no bylaws or ordinances to comply with, and nobody gives a hoot what you do on your own property as long as it doesn’t disturb the livestock or pollute the well.

So we had a 40′ RV carport erected next to the garage last month. A team of busy Mexican guys swarmed about and had the structure up and ready in one afternoon. 

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And this weekend was the inaugural parking ceremony, which consisted of a slow, cautious drive inside and a lot of standing around saying, “Ain’t that swell!”  

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Bonus points if you noticed the garage was painted a new color!

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Cherry Hill Reunion

by Richie
Cherry Hill Reunion

Lake Murray, South Carolina
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Wowzer! What a great weekend! 

Reconnected with my friends from Cherry Hill. It’s been about 40 years since we were all together, and there was a lot to catch up on. Relics from our teenage years (photo albums, yearbooks, and reams of letters) brought many laughs and a few tears. 

Kim & Tom feted us in high style at their lovely lake house, and we got a great tour around Lake Murray in their speed boat. Jack & Linda drove all day from New Jersey to join us, and Eileen took the smart way – a direct flight. We parked in Kim’s driveway with the RV and our menagerie of animals. 

It was a fantastic weekend with old friends, and it felt like we’d never been that far apart. Let’s not wait this long again for another reunion!

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In A Southerly Direction

by Richie
In A Southerly Direction

Corbin, Kentucky
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We are on the road again heading South this weekend. Got an early start today and made it as far as Corbin, KY. Which is to say not very far at all. 

A two-hour traffic jam put us 100 miles off our schedule. It was getting dark, we were hungry for supper, and a big storm is chasing our tail. Good time to stop.

According to our Campground App, the Corbin KOA looked promising and an easy 2 miles off the highway. We find the KOA properties to be consistently good, with full hook-ups, level pull-thru sites, and cable TV as a bonus. Nothing like tucking in with 85 channels to surf.

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The night is warm so we dined outside on the picnic table. Turkey and stuffing supper was enjoyed by lantern light, or as I called it, The Tom Before the Storm.

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We’ll be on the road early tomorrow, making up for lost time. And that nasty cold front should blow by us overnight.

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