Reading between the lines....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Since I have been staying too busy to quickly catch up my back travel blogs (will still do, promise!), I thought it was time to update least those that haven't been reading between the lines.

You may remember my mentioning meeting Stu at the Escapade and doing some traveling together. Shortly after my workamping started, Stu headed east for the birth of his second grandbaby (born 8/7/08 & a beautiful baby girl). Being separated for a while was good for both of us, but it brought out the obvious. We wanted to continue our relationship to see where it goes.

So, once I am done workamping, I will put my RV in storage in Colorado Springs (reason being that 1) I have friends there who can retrieve & ship me anything I've forgotten and 2) it's an area we can see us visiting next summer), sell my car to my middle daughter and hop a flight to Baltimore.

Yup, we are officially a couple! We're both widowed so this is the start of a great new adventure for both of us. We've notified all our kids & other family as well as good friends. Everyone is anxious to meet the new person in our lives. This means we will be spending the fall in the east because that is where most of our family is located.

We will be traveling in Stu's 41' KZ Escalade toy hauler, pulled by a small Freightliner (no, I don't know any more details about the truck than that...LOL!) He rides a Harley-Davidson converted trike and I'm perfectly content on the back. We discussed my getting another bike but for many reasons I've decided that it's just not what I need or want right now.

Here are some photos of us, the trike and my new home...I promise some inside photos at a later date. It's really nice, lots of amenities.

So the next few weeks will continue to be busy as I get through the final sorting of stuff to stay and stuff to ship to Baltimore. I'm getting down to the wire, I will leave the campground the afternoon on September 2nd, make it as far as Reed Point, MT (where I have already stayed twice), then halfway to Colorado Springs on the 3rd, finishing the trip on the 4th.

In closing, here is a shot of the full moon over the campground that I took this week. It was the first time I had played with the shuttering settings and left it open too long so it almost looks like daylight....until you notice the lights that are lit around the campground. It was beautiful!!

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. That's great news Donna. I'm so glad you've found someone. I hope you will be very happy together. I think everyone needs someone!

  2. I've found my second chance and am glad the two of you have also. Things don't always work out as we had planned but often another window of opportunity like mine (and yours) opens and it really is kind of fun to reconfigure your life. Congratulations and I'll look forward to seeing more photos.

  3. I'm so happy for your both! Those big smiles on the two of you tell how happy you are. Best wishes to you and Stu and don't forget your blogger friends!

  4. You go girl!! Have a blast. I hope to meet up with you again someday and meet Stu!!

  5. Congrats, I am happy that you and Stu found each other. Best wishes!

  6. Wonderful news! Have a great time and take it one day at a time. New relationships are so much fun. Where in Baltimore? That is my home.


  7. That really is great news! Hope to meat up with both of you sometime. In the meantime, have a wonderful time getting to know each other better.

  8. Great! We are so glad we briefly met Stu just about the same time we briefly met you at Conestoga. Life can be more fun with two.

  9. A real confirmation -- and a photo. If it means anything, I approve.

    Enjoying life is a matter of balance...

    Go for it.

  10. So glad the two of you found each other; it was rather easy to read between the lines and see that the friendship between you two was turning into something more. Life on the road is great, but having someone to share the special places is even better. (((Donna and Stu)))

  11. I'm so happy for you! George and I met after spouses had died. We have a much richer relationship at this stage of our lives because of all we have learned and experienced before we met. We appreciate this gift of love. Jaimie

  12. Donna,
    So happy for you. Wow what a handsome guy. I wish "forever happiness" for the 2 of you.

  13. Froggie, Glad to hear that you have a special someone to run the roads with. Hope to see you both, soon.


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