Enjoying A Rainy Day

Well it’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted anything on my blog and I have so missed it. The truth of the matter is that I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write a complete blog post and for several weeks I had no access to internet without going out somewhere where they have free Wi-Fi.. But now, we have a handy-dandy Verizon jet pack that allows us to have internet here in our motorhome just as easily as we had it when we lived in our house. Yay!!

The first week we had our new motorhome my husband, Bill, and I parked it at McDowell Mountain Park and that is where we unpacked our boxes and began the process of turning the motorhome into our home…

We spent this week in Grand Junction Colorado visiting our kids and grandkids. We brought our daughter, Shantel, with us on this trip to show her our new home and let her get a feel for what full-time RV life is all about. She said she really likes the motorhome and thinks it’s much better than our Kia to travel in because it has so much more leg room.

Today, Saturday, is our last day in Grand Junction and I woke up this morning to the wonderful sound of the pitter patter of rain hitting the roof of our motorhome. I love that sound, so I opened the bedroom window so we could watch the rain, then both Bill and I spent a little longer just laying in bed listening to the rain. Talk about relaxing.. we are really starting to learn to relax REEEEEEEEAL good!


Actually, I fell back to sleep, which for those that know me know almost NEVER happens. For most of my life I have been getting up at 4:30 a.m. getting immediately out of bed, getting showered, dressed, and have my hair and make-up done within the hour… Not now! 🙂

When I woke up the second time, I came out to find Bill enjoying his morning coffee and watching the morning news.


The smell of fresh coffee is what woke me up so I came out to join him.


And in the comfort of our living room, Bill and I drank coffee, enjoyed the rain,


and watched a documentary on Hawaii on one of our three TV’s. Yes, this new home has a TV and DVD player in the living room, bedroom and one outside so Bill won’t miss a game or race while he BBQ’s.


Later today we will go to our son, Patrick’s house for a BBQ. Patrick is smoking ribs and a pork roast, and our Son, Marty, and daughter, little Katie, are all bringing covered dishes to share for the retirement party the kids are having for Bill and I. YUMMM!!! Can’t wait.

We will leave early in the morning to take Shantel back to Phoenix then Bill and I are heading to Quail Creek State Park in Utah where we will be camp hosts for the summer. We lucked out and got this great little gig in exchange for complete water, sewer, electric and space for our motorhome. We only have to work 20-30 hours a week (combined between Bill and I). Then we are free to go and explore the Mighty Five and everything else Utah has to offer.

Since we will be leaving very early in the morning, I thought I would spend this beautiful rainy morning getting some laundry done in our handy, dandy, washer/dryer combo. I just love this little washer/dryer. Fits perfect in our linen closet and when the cycle is complete, the clothes are washed and dried. How sweet is that? 🙂


We have had many inquires as to how Bill and I are adjusting to our new lifestyle and how we like living in our new motorhome. I just want to say that now that Bill and I have retired, and have the time to begin slowing down… we are rediscovering each other now, reconnecting with the things that we love and that make us happy, as well as having the opportunity to travel the United States and Canada and discover all that has to offer…. so for us… “life just doesn’t get any better than this…” 🙂 🙂

Stay Tuned!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 10:53:06

    Love that you are posting again! Can’t wait to follow along on all your adventures!!! Your new home is fantastic!! xoxoxo


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 16:12:15

    So happy you are enjoying yourselves! Life is good and you guys have worked so hard to have this time in your life. Mother will be fine and not to worry about anything. Danny is taking good care and I know she would be so happy for you. Your home is beautiful and so crisp and clean and airy looking! Love you guys and can’t wait to hear about your new jobs!!!!!! You’ll be meeting a lot of very interesting people❤️👏🏻😊🎉🍷


    • beyondcinderella
      Jun 08, 2015 @ 21:53:55

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. Yes, we have worked hard and are so very grateful for this opportunity to live our retirement dream. Mother will be fine and we are staying within a day’s drive so if anything happens I can get back quickly. Danny has stepped up big-time and is now looking after all of mom’s needs. Love all of you too. Stay tuned for updates… xoXo


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