We are Sam and Kim Wilkins and we are retired full time RVers in search of 70 degree weather. Our home is now a 42-foot fifth wheel.
We sold our home and most of our belongings in order to see what this great United States has to offer by way of beautiful scenery. Along the way we have met some of the nicest people.
Happy ending to the saga of the broken microwave, the parts came in and were replaced and it has worked ever since. This saved us a visit from a mobile technician which is usually $125 a visit. I have to admit I’ve been feeling just a bit accomplished.
My birthday surprise finally happened on March 26th. We scheduled it twice but the weather interfered so on a beautiful sunny Sunday we traveled to Palatka FL and I finally got to go skydiving. This has been on my bucket list for a while. There were two other ladies who jumped (out of a perfectly good airplane) with me. Phyllis, one of the managers of this campground, and Barb, a 79 year old who’d been skydiving 5 years earlier and couldn’t wait to go again. What an awesome experience this was. It was a tandem jump and Ryan, who grew up in Madison County VA, was a blessing. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Mark, my cameraman, shared the same birthday as me and he talked me through how to be sure and capture some great pictures. The entire staff of Skydive Palatka was wonderful. I recommend them highly so if you’re thinking and taking the plunge and happen to be in FL go see them.
We were blessed with another great time fishing with our friends, Mike and Joyce Teets, who own the campground we live in during the summer. What a fantastic time we had. Lake George did not disappoint. We took home a cooler full of crappie, sunfish and a few catfish. The bass fishing didn’t prove successful, however. Those pesky bass can tell if you’re inexperienced and will refuse to stay on your hook, at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Maybe we’ll get ’em next time.
I’ve mentioned a local foundation that I’m involved in, and have participated with, called The HALT Foundation. My longtime friend, Barbara Robbins, heads it up and has invited me to be a part of her team several times. She uses horses for improving mental health with all ages and walks of life. I’ve witnessed the healing this can bring. My Facebook page has a link where donations can be made or you can go to www.thehaltfoundation.org and check it out. If you or any of your loved ones suffer from mental health issues you understand the importance of this kind of work and I would encourage and welcome your donations to this 501-3C nonprofit.
Yesterday a couple of friends, Ginnie and Joan, and I set our alarm clocks for a very early wakeup and took a drive to St. Augustine to watch the sunrise. I don’t recall ever having watched a sunrise come up over the Atlantic Ocean before. It was such a beautiful site to experience friends. We celebrated with a very yummy breakfast
As I ride my bike around this campground with the sun shining on my face a sense of absolute blessing comes over me. We are blessed every day by the sights we take the time to see, by the friends we’ve come to know and by the family that reaches out to us wherever we are in the world, But mostly we are blessed by the God that makes all this possible. Our Heavenly Father shows his love to us every day by providing our health to make our FullTime RV Life possible. I encourage you to take the time to thank the Lord from whom ALL blessings flow.
Blessings till next time.