January.

The view above is from the deck at our accommodations for at least the next month. We had a great Christmas road trip to visit both our families and see a few sights and friends along the way. After New Year’s Eve in Raleigh with our friends George & Doug we had brunch with our other friends in the Triangle, Robert & Scott and then headed to Danville to Mike’s Mom’s. Yesterday was spent doing lots of laundry from our road trip and packing it back into the car for the 45 minute drive up here to the lake.

We are using the month of January to reflect on our year of travel and figure out what we are going to do in 2019. The only decision we made was that we wanted a home base somewhere-to not be permanent nomads. So the obvious question is where should that be.

While we haven’t written off living outside the USA, we are considering the possibility of making Lois’ lake house here at Smith Mountain Lake our home base. The house is unused except in the summer so it would take the responsibility of its upkeep off of her -with all her rental properties she has enough to deal with. Of course we aren’t sure how we will deal with being this remote-there is an overpriced small grocery store about 10 minutes away in Penhook, small towns with Walmarts about 20 minutes away (Gretna & Rocky Mount) and then Danville about 45 minutes.

Best wishes for a great 2019!

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2 thoughts on “January.

  1. Wow! It’s hard to believe you two have already been jetsetting (uh, hem, cruising) for a year. Welcome “home.” I bet the Carolinas are a sweet retreat for you right now. I look forward to hearing about your escapades in person the next time you land in HTown. On a side note, you two have inspired my mom, aunt, and I to take a European river cruise, we’re just now looking at the options online. So much to choose from. Viking looks wonderful but a tad expensive for this small fam. Hugs to you and Mike. LL

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