Back in Bucks

I spent six terrific days back in Bucks County last week.  Eric was at the same campground so we were together for a couple of days before he left for South Carolina.

Beaver Valley Campground, Ottsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Beaver Valley Campground, Ottsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

The weather was GORGEOUS (sunny and in the 70’s and 80’s), and so was the campground.  It felt good to be back in familiar territory!

One of my projects while in Bucks County was to re-think all the stuff I’m carrying in the RV, now that I have the perspective of traveling in it for a few weeks.  So, I filled the Cooper with a pile of stuff which I took back to storage: a tent, an extra sleeping bag, a duffel bag full of clothes, an entire plastic tub full of small things.  It’s amazing how little you really need to live.  My RV has plenty of storage, and I’m using only maybe 60% of it.

As a counter-balance, I also needed to pick up some stuff from storage.  I’m going to Seattle for Christmas, so I needed to retrieve my winter coat and other cold weather gear.  And, I needed to make sure I had all my important files for taxes.

I also had to make sure I have all the genealogy files I need for my upcoming research.   I’m trying to get everything scanned so I don’t have to drag around heavy paper files, but that’s a long term project.  Since I’m going to Georgia next, I need to have with me all the files on Eric’s side of the family.  And since I haven’t finished documenting all of my research on the families in the places I’ve recently visited, I still need all those paper files as well.

I have a good scanner with me in the RV, so I’ll work on scanning everything over the next few months, and then I can leave the paper files in storage the next time I’m here – probably in the spring.

So, in balance, I’m not sure whether I’m coming out of this lighter, or heavier!

In addition to taking care of storage, I got my flu shot, visited my friends Denise and Cindy, and attended a Board meeting of the Bucks County Genealogical Society.  A great visit!

Last week, I dropped the RV off at a repair shop in Jackson, New Jersey, and drove the Cooper to my friend Carol’s house on Long Island.  Carol and I drove up to Pepperell, Massachusetts to visit our friend Debbie for the weekend, and I’m now getting ready for the drive south to Georgia, stopping at my cousin’s house along the way.  It’s starting to get cold here –time to go!!

I’m excited to see the RV with its new roof and awning, and I’m looking forward to being “home”.  I’ve learned that home is wherever the RV is, and I miss it!

One thought on “Back in Bucks

  1. Chris you are so focused!! It amazes me of how much thinking you have to do about what things you need to pack or unpack depending on where you are headed! All the files and all the scanning sounds exhausting to me!!!

    You are right….home is where your heart is!!💜


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