Wings’ new home in the forest
Or perhaps better stated “change in plans AGAIN”….as I mentioned in my blog post on July 17th…change is part of life and most certainly part of RV living!
July was a strange and sad month…Scott’s mother fell broke her hip, had surgery, and a less than a week later passed away. Scott had two last minute trips to Texas. We also had to leave two campsites quickly due to issues beyond our control.
Towards the end of the month another situation happened that is rather personal and I have debated sharing it. Since the shower in Shasta is small I often take showers in RV parks and campgrounds. Showers can be a vulnerable place and safety is important. Rather than share all the details, I’ll just say this…I was alone in a shower in an RV park restroom and was harassed by three individuals. When you are taking a shower with only a shower curtain in front of you, there is not much to protect you. If there had been cell reception I would have called the police. It was a horrible violating experience. Thankfully, my oldest daughter was visiting us and came to find me in the restroom when I had not returned in a timely manner. The RV park did little to help and actually made me feel worse about what happened. We left the park as soon as Scott and my daughter could get packed up to leave, even though it was evening and we had no place to go. I just needed out of there and to feel safe again.
My immediate emotional reaction was, “I am done with RVing!” However, we knew this was just an emotional rash reaction. But, I did and still do feel that I need a break from RVing. I need to feel safe.
That situation coupled with Scott needing to be in Texas soon to attend the probate hearing for his mother, attend some work training, and my grandmother asking me to visit her in Arizona…led us to leave our RV and car in the Pacific Northwest and fly to Texas.
Our current plans will be traveling (by car) between parts of Texas, Arizona, and Colorado to help with family matters (and a little bit of nature explores) until at least the end of September . Our oldest daughter will take care of Wings for us. Actually, she plans to buy it from us (the above picture is of her setup with Wings). We’ll soon be in the market for RV #2. Right now I just need a break from RV life.
There has been a bit of culture shock going from living in and around nature to being in the middle of suburbia with strip malls and lack of nature. It has perks though…bath tub, washing machine, and less bugs! I’ll admit though when I look at friend’s pictures of their RV adventures on Instagram and Facebook it tugs at me. For now though, I am where I need to be.
We will be posting our car travels on here and when the time comes, our search for RV #2.