Anyway, when I answered that friend that we planned to stay on the road "indefinitely" my youngest daughter, Sharon, saw that and added her 2 cents: "Indefinitely?? I'm going to buy a house with a guest house in the back for you and Mom. That way you will HAVE to come home more often." And that is the rub......all five of our children live within 20 miles of each other in Southern California, and, of course, so do our grand children. I totally understand my daughter's reaction to "indefinitely", because we have not been "HOME" in 19 months, and will not be "HOME" until the middle of November making it close to 22 months since we last saw her in person. We did see our oldest daughter, Meredith, last summer in Spokane when she flew up for the 4th of July, but it has been 14 months since we've seen her. We just saw our youngest son, Tim, who flew up to surprise us when we were attending my niece's wedding a few weeks ago, but the other three children (Chris, Kate and Sharon) we have not seen, and the same goes for our grand children. Sure, we have Skyped with them, but you and I both know that is not the same in the long run.
Let's face it, our life on the road is evolving slowly but surely. Our travel style has changed a lot since last October. We spent a lot of time east of the Mississippi the first 19 months.....almost 12 months when all added up, but we plan to spend the better part of the next two years west of the Mississippi, which will make it more logistically possible to see our kids and grand kids at more regular intervals. I hope they understand how much we miss them, too.....I think they do.
I spent the rest of the afternoon in the cool of the coach watching football, napping, and reading. At 6 I turned on the Dodger game and watched them win a close one (2-1) over the Padres......a very well pitched game on both sides. The Dodgers ended the month of August 23 and 6.....the best one month record for the Dodgers, according to Vin Sculley, since they moved to Los Angeles back in 1958. Apparently they had a couple of 25 win months way back when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers. Considering how many great L.A. teams there have been since 1958, that is quite an accomplishment. Obviously, it will not be remembered too much if we don't get to the World Series. September will be fun!
That was our lazy Saturday.....thanks for stopping by!