But all of that is going to change within the next few days as we are heading south (and, hopefully, into warmth) sometime after Christmas. Our plans are to join a small group of egg campers in the panhandle, celebrate New Years, and then decide where to spend the next few weeks before heading down to south FL.
Don't know why I drag my feet about writing a post...and when I delay, there are so many topics to discuss. There has been the winter solstice, always very important to me, and the end of the world that did not happen. I am one of those who want to believe that we are starting a new civilization, one of heart, love and peace, like the age of Aquarius we sang about in the sixties. Also there is Christmas and my coping skills to just get through it, the end of the year review, the history of this blog and the life changing experience of camping in the southwest last winter.
So where do I want to start this?
Twelve months ago, I started blogging, a big deal for someone who has never had the courage to share thoughts and feelings in print, did not realize that my life was changing. The blog was started to keep me off of Facebook while traveling the southwest.
The winter trip to Arizona was wonderful, blissful, spiritual, peaceful and exciting at the same time. We would be heading back this week if there was not another western trip on the horizon for spring.
So a year ago we were excited and scared, 2000 miles is a long way from home and anything could happen. But everything that happened, we handled.
I quit writing as soon as we returned...after all, there was only a handful of people following us. But in July the blog got resurrected by adding "in the Mountains" to the title while we were camped up on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This is when the blog started changing. Sharon,(http://www.tinycamper.wordpress.com), sent me an email asking campground questions and we started emailing. Through her encouragement, I kept writing. Thank you, Sharon.
And I want to thank all of my readers including my special blog friends...you know who you are...for being there. Merry Christmas and may your new year be full of wonderful, exciting travel adventures!
2012 had the Chatta-Egg going out every month but two, March and August. Thought it might be fun to document the year in pictures.
January and February
This rock towered over our campsite at Tortilla in the Tonto National Forest. I climbed it!
View of Canyon Lake and our campground from the top of the above rock.
Bald River Falls in Cherokee Forest
Tellico Plains, TN
Cumberland Falls, KY
Little River, Elkmont Campground, Smokies
Davidson River Campground
Blue Ridge Parkway view
Turks Cap Lily
Farnum Creek gathering
Happy Holiday RV park, Cherokee gathering
Thanks, again, for stopping by and allowing me to share our year with you.