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Welcome to Rick & Karen’s 2019 Blog

Oh boy! it’s 2019 and we have been overwhelmed with homework!
Jan and Feb we’ll be spending our time between Village Pines in
Inglis and home in Palm Harbor Florida. We have been away from home for a longtime and now we need to catch up on everything.

If there isn’t enough to do already we found the the Zoom trailer also has a
cracked bathroom dome. Yup it rained real bad and we had water inside the camper, more work! I was able to purchase a new dome from Amazon
and installed it quick and easy. Finally no more leaks for now.
I haven’t had any time to work on videos but I’m going to get started on some new stuff soon. The YouTube channel is starting to pickup viewers.
Seems lots of folks are interested in making frugal little trailers. We love traveling with our little trailer even though we had to make many repairs.

We are looking forward to heading to Tennessee for a month or so later this year. Then the plan is to head up to New Hampshire and Maine for the summer. We’ll be hanging out in Windham NH and Hancock ME.

I’m planning to do more videos and more photograph through the year.

Best laid plans can all change fast. In February I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer that changed all our plans for the year.
We spent the summer in treatments and didn’t get a chance to head north as we planned. My treatments ended mid-September and we decided to try a short trip. For more information about Prostate Cancer Click Here. My cousin Donna moved to Mountain Home Arkansas from Soldotna Alaska.
So we went up to visit her for a week and see some Arkansas.

Interesting thing happened on our way to Mountain Home. We decided to stop at a Day’s Inn near Birmingham Alabama for the night. The rooms was nice when we got in everything looked great. Then I saw a black bug on the pillow! Then there was another one! Turns out the place was infested with bed bugs! Needless to say we didn’t stay there that night. We got a refund and left. I was late a we were tired, I saw a Love’s Travel Stop with a McDonalds. We stopped there and stay the night for FREE and breakfast was waiting for us when we woke up!

Mountain Home Arkansas is a nice quiet town at the top, middle of the state. It’s just an hour drive east of Branson Missouri. We got to go to an auction there and my cousin won a beautiful dinning room table and chairs cheap. We meet her daughter Kim and her husband Michael. They own a coffee stop in town called Brewed Awakening. If your near Mountain Home stop in for a coffee or cold freeze drink.

From Mountain Home we went down to San Antonio to visit family that lives there. It was a great time visiting with Oliver and family.

From San Antonio we drove home to Palm Harbor. We did stay over night at the Florida Welcome Center up near the Alabama line. Nice safe place to close your eyes. Our next move is to hang out in Inglis Florida at Village Pines with our friends.