We have made a batch of jello. Yep, that is what full-timers say when their plans go awry. Way back on Tuesday, we had planned to stop over at Pine Mountain RV Resort for a short time to help out with their website links. Well, that was Tuesday!!!
Today all of those plans are up in the air. We received a phone call from Mike’s brother that his grandson, Hunter, had been admitted to Vanderbilt hospital. This grandson is only 7 years old. He has been diagnosed with juvenile leukemia. We are all devastated. It seems juvenile leukemia is very treatable and the prognosis for survival is 80% or better. We were going to make our way toward Nashville to see Hunter and the rest of the family when we left this area. Mike’s mom lives in Nashville and we haven’t seen her for too long. Then we received another phone call telling us that Hunter’s form of leukemia fell into a 5% bracket and this puts him in the 60% survival rate. He will also have to have a bone marrow transplant. Needless to say, we are all very upset about this news and are keeping Hunter and the rest of his family in our prayers.
That’s when the jello really began to take a different form.
When we began the planning stages of this lifestyle we both knew that our love of travel and exploring history would NEVER take precedence over family. First and foremost we are parents, son, brother, sister and daughter-in-law. That always comes first. If family needed us we would be there. After all we have wheels under us and can move our home to wherever it needs to be.
We have heard so many people talk as if when a person begins full-timing they will be entering into a utopia of sorts. A dream like existence of perpetual vacation. This is just not true. When you become a full-timer your life comes with you. It is indeed a lifestyle….not a vacation.
Right now, due to these family responsibilities, we will be content to stay and play at Pine Mountain RV Resort and then travel toward Nashville, Tennessee to support and encourage family.
We will have to put the Escapade on hold till another year….and there will be another year. We will continue our current website links responsibilities here at Pine Mountain RV Resort and head for Nashville beginning of September. We will stay there for a couple of weeks and when we leave Nashville we’ll see where we can find some new photo opportunities.
Our plans changed but the adventure didn’t. We will use this detour to explore some new areas, enjoy some history and take a few pictures.
Thanks for coming along with us on this crazy adventure called full-timing. We appreciate your time in reading our blog and hope you enjoy it. Feel free to leave us a comment and let us know you were here.