Thursday, June 14, 2007

12:57 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2007

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men . . .”

No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it. The saying is adapted from a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns and holds true for Phil and Joy this summer!

Back in February, we were enjoying the sunshine in Yuma and the conversation went something like this:

"While we are in WA this year, let’s not park in one spot this summer (We nearly overstayed our welcome last year by parking for 3 and a half months in Gloria and Lester’s back yard!) How about getting all our doctor appointments and family visits finished in May and explore around Washington a bit while the weather is good?"

Phil: "
Sounds good to me! There are some great campgrounds I would like to visit that are located on some good lakes where I would like to go fishing."

"Great! Let’s get on the phone and start making our appointments."
Phil: "Works for me!"

I won’t bore you with the details but with eight medical appointments for each of us that include follow-ups into August; wonderfully abundant dinner invitations; plentiful birthdays to celebrate; fun card parties with family and friends; graduations; a class reunion and Phil’s many local fishing trips with his buddy, Les . . . our dance card is full my friends! Into the second week of August, this 2007 summer is busy, busy, busy!

Such is the life of a fulltime Rver! Flexibility is the keyword—ability to change course in the middle of the stream.

Phil mused:
“I guess we’ll have to come back to WA in April next year …?"
Joy responded: "Not on your life! The weather in May is iffy at best but April showers are a given in the northwest! 2008 is a whole new year; we’ll try again!"

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