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.