After finishing my 9 week assignment in Seattle, Tim and I embarked in the ol’ fifth wheel to the Olympic National Forest. We found a nice, big open space to boondock off Forest Road 2270. We explored a couple trails and found a few waterfalls. It was nice to get out into nature again after being cramped in the RV park in Lynnwood. We had to cut the trip short unfortunately since we were having electrical issues with the batteries not charging. We moved to the KOA in Seattle for the night so Tim could work on the batteries. (If interested please ask, I won’t bore with the details.)
The very next day we all flew to Atlanta (Marilyn too) on the red eye 0050 am flight. I didn’t get more than 10 min of sleep when we arrived in Atlanta at 8 am eastern time. We rented a car and stayed with my good friend, Shadee, for one night. She is 8 months pregnant, and we were also tired, so we ordered a bunch of pizzas and watched the movie Alive. Good thing we watched this movie AFTER flying lol.
After a much needed good night’s sleep at Shadee’s, we drove our rental to Tim’s old stomping grounds, Athens Georgia. Tim’s good buddy Justin was getting married in a little Baptist church outside of Athens. Tim and I will use any excuse to visit Athens. We started our relationship here. In my last semester in college I would drive up to visit him and ended up living with him for a couple months after I graduated nursing school. Athens nightlife is very fun and alive. The campus is always open and makes for a romantic stroll at night…despite having to dodge huge roaches every other step (this is the only thing I DO NOT miss about home lol).
After the weekend in Athens we drove to see Tim’s family and my brother for a little vacation on Lake Murrary in South Carolina. It has been a family tradition for Tim’s family to visit Lake Murrary every year. Tim’s dad rented a pontoon boat and we had a great time swimming every day in the lake. My Seattle white body finally got some much needed vitamin D.
Three nights came and went by at the cabin before it was time to leave for our ultimate destination…home. Savannah, Georgia is where we call home. It was so good to see my mom and dad again. My nieces and nephew are growing so fast. Full time traveling sounds fun, and it is, but you sacrifice one big thing- family. I hope they know how much I love them but that I am happy. Maybe I will soil my roots again one day but for now I am a free bird.
When we fly back to Seattle we are going to embark in the RV to Yellowstone, WY. I will post the itinerary soon. Enjoy the pics, I hope you all continue to follow us!