Well goodness turkey me, I never imagined my last post would invoke that much interest! I honestly thought it’d be the kind of post that would only interest a few fellow bloggers, so I have to admit the outpouring of support and thanks was completely overwhelming. I’m still working through all the comments, but be assured I have read and felt the love in each and every one. What an amazing gift! Thank you!
Also for those worried, fear not that I’m about to ditch the blog-world. I still enjoy our blog-sharing journey and as long as the inspiration to write continues to fill me, I’ll continue to be here. The positive community that surrounds RVing is one of the core reasons I’ve blogged for so long . It’s a huge part of what makes this journey of ours so rich and inspiring. YOU folks are key to this, and for that I give you my deepest, most heartfelt thanks!
So today I not only give thanks to you, but also is also to the many other things that enrich my life -> my family, my dear friends, my rock of a husband (who I love more deeply each year), my simple life (which I am soooo thankful to have been able to discover) and all the positive possibilities that the future holds. Life is not always easy or smooth, but if it is lived with intent and love it can be a most fulfilling journey. May your day be filled with thanks and joy!
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We LOooVE Comments, So Please Do
Yes, your post sure did resonate with a bunch of us!! Thanks again for that, and for all the time and effort you put into this insightful, interesting and inspiring tome 🙂 We too, are so grateful for this wonderful, simple life we are blessed to live.
Les Young says
Thank you for your inspiring words and we wish all the best to you and your family and give Thanks for all we have. It is so wonderful to be part of such a simpler life that we are part of with so many people!
Gobble, gobble to you too! (Turkey Talk – For may you, Paul, and the animal clan – have a blessed Thanksgiving!)
Best to all,
Bob Martel says
May you and your family enjoy a peaceful day. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving Nina & Paul!
Sonia & David says
Have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving. We appreciate all the insights and inspiration you share with us.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful words as always! Enjoy each day!
Sally Gilbert says
Happy thanksgiving, Nina, Paul, Polly and kitties. You are on our list of people we are thankful for today, and imagine, we had barely even heard of you this time last year!
Sally and Peter
And no turkeys were harmed in the making of this blog!
Adrian Flynn says
Happy Thanksgiving from a new follower. We have been full-timers for 10 years and really enjoy your posts. We’ve already used a few of your suggestions & campgrounds. And your photos are great! Thanks for being a great resource & fun to read! Tom & Adrian Flynn
Steve Rich says
Happy thanksgiving to my American friends from your neighbor to the north
Steve Hall says
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you keep blogging for a long time as you have inspired us to travel to a number of places and venues that we would have never thought of or even heard of.
Travel safe and be well.
Happy thanksgiving Nina & Paul.
I have to agree with everyone else I was astounded that people would take issue w: your blog. I guess some people just need to get a life. As Therunaways who only have 18-20 more months till full timing we LOVE your blog & all your great ideas & don’t dos.
We enjoy following y’all, jason & Nikki & so many more.
Happy turkey day
I discovered your blog last night and ended up spending two hours exploring this super-informative site. Living above the 49th parallel we end up dreaming more of the time than living it. Retire in a year and will be that much more richer after studying your ideas and offerings. Happy thanksgiving to you both.
Metamorphosis Lisa says
Happy Thanksgiving to both of you and the paws too!
Terry Garcia says
Please keep it coming! Enjoy your blog and your insights.
Happy Thanksgiving! Keep on dong what you do so well :-)!
Kathryn Allen says
So glad to hear! We really enjoy the info. you share! Happy Thanksgiving to you both!
May your day be filled with joy, too. Hope you have a good relaxing soak, a beautiful sunset, and a yummy Thanksgiving meal shared with friends and loved ones! 🙂 Many thanks for all that you share so generously, Nina.
Nicely said, Nina.
And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and Paul. And a continued enjoyment of life to you as well.
Don Shin says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Paul. I’m also glad to see the amount of people stepping up to show their support as it is so well deserved.
Btw – how do you manage cooking the big bird out there on the road?
Yup, Paul’s dad carries a turkey fryer in his RV so we deep fried the bird. Done and eaten (well, mostly anyway…there may be 5-6 days of left overs)
Marge and Larry Nielsen says
We are thankful for all your beautiful writing. We have used many of your suggestions and resources. It was so great to meet you at the lighthouse this summer. Happy Thanksgiving!
So glad the tips have been useful!
Cheers Nina and Paul ! Many thanks to your friendship and enriching our RV lives with your presence in the blog world.
Pam Wright says
Happy Thanksgiving to you, paul, and Polly:) Hope you had a wonderful day in Desert Hot Springs. Glad we had a few days to connect and hike a little together. Looking forward to our next meeting:)
We appreciate all you do… thanks for blogging.. Full timing now for 7 months.. loving it in our coach
Jerry Ericsson says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. This is our first Thanksgiving on the road in our RV, and we found it absolulty wonderful. We are staying at a small RV Park in Arizona, the Campground hosts and the owners threw a Thanksgiving feast for all those who are staying here. It was tremendous the food was wonderful, and meeting all the like souls who all are, at least part time nomads. I ended up setting with a fellow retired peace officer, we hit it off great, his wife of 62 years, and mine of 46 years were indoors helping prepare the feast, while we sat outside sharing war stories. When we gathered to eat, we sat together, it was like finding a lost relative. I am loving this living in a Motor Home more and more each day.
I wanted to thank you once again for your blog that was one of the reasons we are where we are today. Your writing of the joys of the road convinced me that we could do it as well.
So glad you enjoyed your first Thanksgiving on the road! Here at Sam’s they offer a Thanksgiving dinner too, and although we didn’t attend I just love that they do that. Absolutely anyone staying at the park can attend. It’s such a friendly and thoughtful thing.
Among the many things I’m grateful for in my life (like you, my awesome husband and simple life) I’m also very grateful that you put all of the time and energy you do into writing this wonderful blog. Not only has it’s been a great resource for us but I just enjoy your writing style and stunning photography!
John & Karla Coley says
We have enjoyed your blogging over the years. You are our west coast connection as we tend to stay in the east. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband happy and safe travels on your journeys. Above all keep on blogging!
Janet bickham says
Thank you for writing such a wonderful blog, I look forward to each and everyone! We aren’t full timers, but would love to be and we live vicariously through your postings! Hope your Thanksgiving was delicious, and as always, looking forward to your next post! Janet
Beautiful blog Nina and happy Thanksgiving to you and Paul–we are grateful we got to visit with you and Paul’s family this year–we count you guys as a special blessing in our lives!
Pat & Patsy says
Thank you for your blog. We will be full timing next year and your blogs have really inspired us. Would love to hear from other full timers.
I too enjoyed the way you write and the beautiful pictures you share. I don’t have the blog to RV full time but I am grateful there are those that do. And write blogs about their journeys, sharing them with us all.
There is much to be thankful for in our lives, friends, family and communities on this journey through life.
Thank you for your wor. How I love your photos! When I see how many comments you have, I can’t help but wonder if responding to comments takes longer than writing the posts. How do you handle them all (the irony that I am requesting a response is not lost on me…)?
Haha…I have to admit I’ve had more comments in these past 2 posts than ever! It definitely takes some time to read and reply (and I DO like to reply), but it’s also part of the blogging process that I really, truly enjoy. Interacting with the community is fun.
Robert Titus says
I’m a little late responding to this Thanksgiving string but wanted to thank you for the time you spend blogging and providing information to the experienced and inexperienced RV crowd. While the technical and lifestyle advice you provide is invaluable to anyone living or wishing to live this lifestyle these are not what I love most about your writing. When I read your words I am simply inspired! Inspired to explore what is around the bend or over the next mountain. Inspired to be a little less traditional and little more quirky. Inspired to meet a new friend or help out where I can. I can sense the sheer joy and satisfaction you both have experienced walking away from a “normal” life into a lifestyle that provides adventure and new challenges on daily basis. I will join you on the road in 180 days (who’s counting? I am!). While I totally respect the legal copyright you have on your blog I hope to blatantly steal the inspiration you have unwittingly provided. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I would like to be the first to wish you and your furry family the happiest of New Years!!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I wish you a wonderful end of year too!