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. We may be searching for that 70 degree weather but not finding it recently here in WV, we’ve been experiencing some very cold nights. As we head into the first week of rifle season and Sam heads off to the hunting camp the forecasts predicts temperatures in the teens. Don’t forget your long johns hunters!
After my trip with my sister to visit my Aunt I was invited on a day trip with my friend, Barbara, to visit their quaint little cabin in Franklin WV. The foliage along the way was so amazing. It was such a beautiful day to take a hike and witness more of the beautiful colors of Fall.
The trip over that mountain brought back so many memories of trips my family took heading to the hills of WV to visit grandparents and cousins “way back in them thar hills”. Thankfully carsickness was never a problem for me.
A few years back my daughter, Sharon, asked if her and her daughters, my grand girls Gabby & Corinn, could come to my house and learn how to make “Grandma Tolly’s” light rolls. We had an amazing time that day. Since then we’ve had several repeat performances at a friends house and this year was no exception. This year three friends and I enjoyed an evening of bread making once again. Seems it’s becoming a yearly tradition.
Between my husband, son and grandson we’ve been able to have a couple “messes” of squirrel, I’ve missed squirrel gravy. Add some fresh turnips and fried turnip greens and some fresh deer and you’ve got yourself a down home country meal. My memories traveled back to yesteryear when I would help my Daddy skin squirrels and mom would fry them up. My brother loved the brains and would gross out his five sisters by eating them. Good times.
The sights and smells of Fall hold so many memories for me. We are so blessed to have another year to experience God’s beauty and bounty. Thanksgiving is this week and I hope and pray your family gatherings will provide memories for you and your families of sights and smells that will be triggered again in years to come. We are so very thankful for the blessings of family, health this RV lifestyle that we continue to love. For those who may be dealing with hardships, sickness or loss my prayer is that our Heavenly Father brings comfort and peace.
Blessings until next time.