This is Deputy Digby Pancake. This is our last blog from this Jacksonville, Florida place. Unless we come back. Which…you never know. And well, the RV may not make it out of here anyway. I’m joking. But serious.
Isn’t it nice to know that there are so many places to come back to? We’ve been a lot of places. We have loved a lot of places. But just like individuals, some places have our hearts. And Jacksonville, Florida is one of them.
This place had the beach for Brickle, hiking trails for me, soccer for Boy Person and good, organic groceries and vegetables for Girl Person. So many keep asking us why we have to leave. And I’m not one for details. But I know most campgrounds only let you stay for certain amounts of time. I suppose this is so other people can enjoy it too. And that’s ok.
I won’t lie, because dogs can’t lie. But we are going to miss it very much here.
Sure. We won’t miss the mosquitoes biting our butts. But it’s time to take those butts to new places. We will head for cooler weather. But it’s going to take a few weeks to get there. The Big Blue Treat Wagon isn’t as strong as she used to be. Or as fast. Just like all of us, I suppose.
Even after all these years of being on the road, we are still learning to live in the moment. It’s not easy to do when you have things to worry about. It’s actually very hard. Sometimes, you make up your mind to be positive but something happens and you forget. We all have to work on ourselves all of the time. Nature teaches us that. There’s low tide. There’s high tide. There’s low spots in life. High spots. You have to go with the flow.
It actually would be easier to make up our minds not to miss this Jacksonville, Florida place. But is there something good about letting your heart miss a place or an individual? There is. It makes us realize we do need others. That the world is more than just us.
It’s ok to tell someone you need them. Even if we can’t stay here for now, we need to take the memories, moments and lessons that this place taught us. We also need you. We need you to join us on the road, in the moment.
And we won’t be telling you where we are going or what the day will bring until each, new day! Can you learn to live in the moment? Even if we are broke down? Yes. That will happen.
Jacksonville, Florida place? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We won’t say goodbye. See you soon. And if we break down before we get out, it’s good to be back.
–Deputy Digby Pancake