Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Monday, June 25, 2012

A moving adventure

The last two weeks have been filled with arranging to get the things we have had in storage for four years in Ohio to Florida.  After arranging for a rental truck and movers at both ends to load and then unload the stuff, we pointed the motorhome north.  Gary, a very dear friend, volunteered to drive the truck to Florida following the motorhome.

On the way north, we realized that we would be in Ohio while our Winnebago Club was having a campout in Bowling Green, so we spent the weekend catching up with our fellow club members.  As always, it was lots of fun.  Bowling Green is a college town where Katie and Heather received their bachelor degrees.  We have fondness for this picturesque town with lovely homes.  Perhaps, this is because of all the money I left thereJ  We braved the 95 degree temperatures and walked some of the streets looking at the homes and chatting with some of the natives.

In Toledo, we picked up the truck and met the movers at the storage unit shortly afterward.  It was fairly relaxing watching the movers load the truck and I was so glad I was not trying to do it ourselves.  Two hours later, they were done and we were on our way south.  We made it to Florida in three days, with the three of us staying in the motorhome.  It was tight but manageable.
In Florida, the movers arrived the morning after we got home and quickly unloaded the truck. The round trip was much smoother than I could have hoped and none of my worst case scenarios played out.

We spent a few days relaxing and opening boxes to be surprised at all the stuff we had not thought about in the last four years.  So far, we have not found a lot  things we should have thrown out.  I guess that means that we did not change our minds much about what to keep.
Then it was time to get in the motorhome again to drive Gary home to Ohio. Yup, that is three trips in quick succession.  On the trip north this time, we changed routes so we could visit our grandson and family in GA.  We had not seen them since last fall.  We made an overnight stop, taking advantage of our new reduced sized RV and dry camped in the driveway.  It was a great but short visit.


Ruth said...

Now THOSE are my kind of houses. Always have had a soft spot for century homes. So beautiful.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I'm thinking you're gonna' keep that little View, it seems to be a perfect "fit" for your new lifestyle. :c)

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I am exhausted just reading about all your traveling back and forth.

So glad everything got to FL is good shape.

We wish you the best in your new home!

Sue and Doug said...

good luck with your new home!!...must be fun to be unpacking stuff you haven't seen for four years!!

Sherry said...

WOW that is a lot of driving. Guess that View must make it easy. Interesting to hear that you could sleep 3 without much trouble. I'm very interested in how you like this View. I need something smaller and am seriously considering it.

Judy and Emma said...

I hope you fill in Washington and Oregon once you are settled. :) Great idea with the movers doing the loading and unloading!

Donna K said...

Love the architecture on those houses and the quiet street scene.

Bob said...

Nice. The only way we move these days is with movers I'm afraid. Or I would just stay home.
It's an expense, but as you well know, SO much easier on a person.
Nobody has ever asked us to "help" in the last 20 years or so either. They know better.

Elaine said...

nice heritage them..what a darling town..glad the move went without a hitch..

Bob and Jo said...

I keep thinking you will change your mind and go back to full-time but each step makes me doubt that thought :-)

Karen and Al said...

That reminded me of Thomasville, Georgia.

There are definitely some benefits to a smaller motor home.

Karen and Al said...

That reminded me of Thomasville, Georgia.

There are definitely some benefits to a smaller motor home.