Seventeen days into the new year we attended, and participated in the wedding of our youngest daughter, Sharon to the love of her life, Rod. It was a wonderful way to begin the new year, and within a few days of the wedding (January 20th) we were back on the road after having spent 5 weeks at the home of our middle daughter Katie whose own wedding date was October 17th, but that will come later in the year in review.
We had big plans to travel into Texas to visit family and friends after spending a few weeks at the home of our good friends Tom and Darlene in Wittmann, AZ. We drove the entire 300+ miles to their home in one day and had a wonderful 3+ weeks with them as we always do.
During that stay we made dental appointments at the office of Dr. Eva Urena to have teeth cleaned, and TLE's crown re-installed.......this is where the Jello began to jiggle. Within a few minutes Dr. Urena had determined that the root canal that TLE's crown had been attached to had begun to decay, so she had to pull it in preparation for the installation of a dental implant to which a new crown could be attached. This completely changed our winter/spring plans. We had planned to journey into Texas, and then north to Indianapolis for the INDY 500 then back to South Lake Tahoe for the summer........the Texas and Indianapolis plans quickly evaporated into the ether as we had to return to Dr. Urena in late April for TLE's implant surgery. So we made a new plan to spent the next 5-6 weeks boondocking in northern Arizona and southern Utah so we would not have a long distance to travel back to Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico.
Around February 13th we once again rolled our wheels north to the Verde Valley where we planned to do some boondocking off of Thousand Trails Road on some National Forest land where dispersed camping is allowed for 14 days each month.
Our time in South Lake Tahoe was once again unforgettable, but it was time to move on to our next assignment.......lighthouse hosts at Cape Blanco Lighthouse. We arrived in Cape Blanco after 2.5 days of traveling on August 30th, got settled in and then did our annual orientation meeting on the 1st. We spent just once month this year, but were joined by Mike and Lizzie this time.....we first met them at Amazon.com in Campbellsville, KY in November of 2012, and this was the first time we had met up since then.
....we had a wonderful month stay at Cape Blanco, but by September 30th it was time to roll our wheels once again.....we had an appointment at A.M. Solar in Springfield, OR to have two additional solar panels installed......this appointment has been our long range focus ever since the early spring when we had decided we needed to expand our solar array.....
We were at A.M. Solar for two nights while our system was being upgraded, then we moved over the the Valley River Mall whilst TLE flew south to SoCal to my daughter, Kate's bridal shower.....it was a total surprise for Kate! I picked TLE up in Portland on our way north to Whidbey Island were we parked our coach, and then spent the better part of our stay visiting with friends on Lopez Island......
We once again rolled our wheels on October 11th headed for Spokane and a visit with my mother and my sister, as well as my sister's family, as well as to fly home out of Spokane International for the wedding of my daughter Katie....yep......our third wedding of 2015. While we were down in SoCal we parked our coach at a local RV park......and upon our return we moved over to my sister and brother-in-law's home where we stayed for about 10 days.....
On Saturday November 21st we broke our camp on the Rincon and drove the last 140+ miles to Riverside where we would be until December 30th when we once again rolled our wheels to meet up with our nomadic friends plus some of our kids for New Years in the desert. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas with our kids, their families, and extended families.
In all we covered just 7,703 miles in our 2015 adventures.....one of our lower annual mileage totals, but we created a million new memories. Our plans to travel into Texas to visit friends and relatives, and work at the Indianapolis 500 once again melted into a pool of melted jello with our visit to our dentist, and we made a new plan......that is what this nomadic life is all about.......adapt, be flexible, have few expectations and live life as it comes at you.
We are now 12 days into 2016 and already long range plans are coming into focus that will carry us well into 2017! Stay tuned as we continue the adventure!
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