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 more 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.
Our fender is fixed. We waited for the perfect weather day and our dear friend was able to get it completed in one day. Thank you, Galen.
We were invited to a summer home on Lake George where two of our dear friends took us fishing. Oh my what fun we had catching crappie and catfish, such good eating. The bass were not biting yet, maybe next year. Thanks Mike and Joyce.
After celebrating my birthday, we left our friends, who are now like family to us, at Starke we hooked up our (new to us) pickup that we purchased in Harrisonburg VA and headed first north and then west.
Our first stop was at a Harvest Host called Tallahassee Automobile & Collectibles Museum where the parking area was the largest we’d seen yet, there were enough spots to park 15 campers. There were already several campers there so we selected ours and set up in beautiful weather.
Once set up we took the tour in the museum and enjoyed seeing so many older automobiles as well as collectables. The person who created this museum must have collected everything. Other than cars there were also very many football, basketball and baseball cards. There were cabinets everywhere full of pocket knives of all shapes and sizes. There were many curio cabinets full of very old toys, dishes, personal items and a host of all other interesting displays.
My favorite was the muscle cars that brought back so much nostalgia.
Our next stop was Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library. in Biloxi MS. We paid for hookups (Water & Electricity) but in turn we received two tickets to take the tour of the grounds, home and library. This was a very interesting property with so many beautiful views. It is situated right along the man made, 26 mile long, beach (the longest man made beach in the world we were told) which had a lighthouse and a very long pier on it. It was rather windy so while walking we felt like our legs were being sandblasted. Very beautiful to see.
Our third stop was at Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park. We kept hearing national weather reports and radio stations issuing alerts for flooding and high winds when getting close to Lafayettte LA and thankfully just missed a tornado that hit New Orleans and did much damage. We are so very grateful for God’s hedges of protection once again.
Because it was storming all around us and still raining when we arrived we, unfortunately, did not get to take advantage of enjoying the scenery there but perhaps on another trip.
We are sure that if we were not members of Harvest Holst we probably would not have made the effort to visit all these scenic gems.
We then stopped in Livingston TX to stay at a campground where our mail forwarding service is headquartered. We wanted to see how this operation worked and were able to pick up our mail while there, twice.
When we know we are going to be visiting somewhere for a few days we call this service and have them forward our mail to us. It has worked very well for us during our travels. This is quite a large campground and very reasonable for members. There are lots of full time RVers who stay there and we were able to meet many of those all around us. We are currently staying at a former co-worker’s house in Kerrville TX. She had a pot of gumbo waiting for us and last night we enjoyed a lot of crawfish.
We wake up to whitetail deer bedded down right in front of our camper, they are everywhere here. There are also Axis deer here but we haven’t seen any yet. We’ve seen an armadillo in their back yard along with lots of racoons. It’s like being in a zoo. It is so great to have friends along our journey to visit. A big thank you to John and Liz.
After a little bit of sightseeing we will move further into TX on our journey. We’ve already stayed twice in this state and still have a long way before we are on the other side, this is such a big state.
While traveling our hearts are broken at the news we see every day for the war on Ukraine and we are fervently praying for them. We also pray for our country as we see homelessness in every city, the rising fuel costs, empty shelves in the stores along with much higher prices of food and the concerns on the hearts and minds of fellow RVers.
We feel immensely blessed to be on this adventure and living this retired life. We covet the prayers that are sent our way and appreciate very much the kind words we receive on a daily basis from family, friends and those that we come in contact with for safe travels and we do not take these blessings for granted.
I encourage anyone reading this who may be feeling overwhelmed with life to please consider reaching out to your church community and find one that offers you a connection of love and family where you can gather and share your concerns with true believers and receive peace and comfort. There are many to choose from and they are waiting for you with open arms. Do it today.
Blessings to each and every one of you!