During our brief sojourn up the hill to our new spot we sang the theme song from 'The Jefferson's'...moving on up....it seemed appropriate.
Good thing we only remembered the chorus because in literally minutes we were there. George still hid behind the bed as if it were an all day drive and seemed pleasantly surprised to be done so quickly. I think we've spoiled him for future trips now. I didn't even have to put on his Thundershirt to calm him.
It wasn't long before we met our new neighbors who exclaimed "now we've seen everything" upon viewing the tent city. They said in six years of full-timing they'd never came across anything like this. We get this a lot. I'm almost afraid to add the vertical component to it that I've seen on the website.
The sweetest surprise was later in the day when I heard a voice calling out my name. One of my pickleball people had noticed our set up gone and feared we had left early. It felt so good to be noticed and cared for that I almost got a little weepy.
When you spend your life always "passing through" you fail to feel part of any community. Not the one you left or the one you're currently in. It can get a bit lonely that way and having someone actively search me out and show relief that we hadn't gone yet really warmed my heart.
The new spot is even larger than the old one and up a level so we have a nice view of the evening sky.
There are trees to hang my bird feeders in and an area where the quail like to visit....especially after tossing out some unwanted sunflower seeds and crackers. The cats really enjoy their visits as well from the end of their tunnel.
The laundry is directly across from us, so catching up on this chore before we leave will be simple...I just have to remember to sign up. Yup, we have to make an appointment for the laundry. But the nice part is knowing you have the machines to yourself and are not rushed. There's nothing more frustrating than hauling everything down and finding no machines open and having to sit and wait for an opportunity.
The woodworking shop is also very close and Left Brain had a couple of boards that needed to be trimmed down. Since there were saws available and no one to question, he just took care of it quickly and left. We believe it's always best to beg forgiveness than to risk being denied permission.
Soon we'll be heading into San Diego to check out the travel times and find our way around for when the family comes to visit over Christmas break. Oh the things we must do for family!
Long Live the Queen of New Horizons