A friend gave me a hat for Dickens On The Strand. It was in rough shape so I decided to see if I could spruce it up a little. I sort of amazed myself with how it turned out and I'm rather proud of my first ever hat restoration. Here are the before and after pictures:
So I've been in Texas for about a week and a half now and I thought I would share my thoughts (go figure since this is my blog and all). Texas is nice - you can't ask for more from the weather in November. I just heard on the news yesterday that Houston is going to have one of the warmest winters on record - something you won't hear me complaining about. While the nights can be a little chilly, the days are fabulous. Most days have been in the 70s and there have even been a couple of 80 degree days!
We made it from Maryland to Louisiana over the past week. Randy and I bought some two way radios because trying to text or talk on the phone while driving is a pain and it's a much more immediate way of communicating a problem that requires a stop. Since Randy is driving his 36' RV and is also towing a car AND generally in the lead the radios make for an easy way for us to know when the other needs something.
It's been a while since I wrote an update here and since I'm currently taking a break from preparing the Inn for travel I thought I'd get something up here.
Northern Renaissance Festivals have finally ended for the season so I'm preparing the Inn for a long trip South. Finally headed to Texas (wanted to be there by the beginning of October but due to the BF's obligations that was postponed) in a few days.
It's going to be a long journey since I'm caravanning with a 36' motorhome that will be towing a car. It might be a nice break for The Inn since I tend to drive with a lead foot. We're also making several stops along the way. North Carolina is our first stop to visit with the BF's folks and take in a play. Then we're off to Louisiana for some teaching gigs as well as the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. It will be nice to see some familiar faces and meet new friends there. After that we're on our way to Texas for the Texas Renaissance Festival and then Dickens on the Strand - both of these events sound like a hootload of fun.
Once we hit Texas we'll be staying with some friends and eventually purchasing some homesteading land (hopefully).
My life since I took to the road in April has been more interesting, more fun, more challenging (in some ways) and more fulfilling than I could have dreamed. It's brought me love, light and laughter which my life was sincerely missing. The challenges have all been growing experiences and my stress on the road has been about a tenth of what it used to be so I'm definitely meeting the future with open arms and seeing the world with wonder.
Here's hoping everyone had a terrific Halloween and that all of my friends survived Hurricane Sandy with minimal interruption to their daily lives. I'm hoping once spring comes back around to be able to get out to some van runs with The Inn (and I might be able to show her too since the fuzz patrol can stay in the RV) and hopefully make it to The 2013 Van Nats.