The Journey Begins

Well, the much anticipated and planned for journey across country begins.  Sebellah and I will be heading out this morning.  I have spent months getting our motorhome and all of our stuff ready.  I am a little nervous but I am more excited about the adventure and the time with Sebellah.  I wish Lolli were coming with us on the trip out, but we are looking forward to her joining us in Orlando.

Yesterday was a frustrating day but it ended well.  I cracked one of the sliding mirrored closet doors in the motorhome, when I was replacing the rollers on it.  I will admit that I was very “frustrated”, knowing that there was not time to have it repaired or replaced.  But, I did apply some clear Gorilla glue, and I think that will do the trick, at least for the trip.  We all need a little clear Gorilla glue from time to time.  It was also a good reminder to “not sweat the small stuff”.  It is just a crack in a mirror, “little stuff”.  The upcoming adventure, “big stuff”.

My goal is to be able to demonstrate the patience that Sebellah will need from me.  She can be a little demanding at times, related to what she believes are crucial needs at the moment.  Sometimes, the “Hey, Pops”, can get a little annoying, because it is usually followed by a request for something.  So, I will need to be patient with those, “Hey Pops” and be willing to do my best to meet her need.  I believe that we will be able to work out the necessary rhythm and system to get both of our needs met.

The journey involves the two of us, Sebellah and myself, traveling from Arizona to Disney World.  We will be taking 11 days to get there.  Allene will be flying to meet us on July 31st and will be traveling back to Arizona with us.  We will be meeting one of our sons and his family at Disney World and will be staying at Fort Wilderness, in our motorhome.  We will also be staying 5 days on the beach in Destin, Florida.  We will spend one night in New Orleans and 2 nights in Galveston, Texas.  Sebellah and I will be gone 26 days in total.

I will share the experience and hopefully be able to post some pictures as well.  I am believing that this is going to be an amazing and fun filled journey that will create lifelong memories for all of us.

Sharing the Journey,

Rich, “Pops”

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I have been involved in the field of Human Services for 30 plus years. I teach in the field of Human Services for Purdue University Global. Allene is a stay at home "Lolli", after spending many years in the Healthcare field. We have 3 adult children and in May, 2018, we adopted our granddaughter, who is 6 years-old. We have had her since she was 5 months old. At the end of 2019, we moved to Mount Airy, North Carolina, as a part of a plan to downsize and give Allene the chance to retire, and be at home full-time. We are devoted to making a difference in Sebellah's life and also in the lives of other grandparents raising grandchildren.

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