The Lion Sleeps Tonight

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. I’m not the only one around here with a routine that’s been interrupted. Maybe you love me so much that even your routine was changed because you were worrying about me.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s time we pull this together. How are we going to do it? Let me sleep on it first because that has been sorely missing around here.

First I was sick and I’m still on medicine that makes me get up all night. Then Brickle got sick. For two nights, he had to go outside at different times than me. I suppose we could have used better time management, but such is that. We had to usually go out not once.  Not twice.  But three times.  And Girl Person was there every time.  Sometimes with enough time to put on pants. Sometimes not. It’s not important anyway.

Finally, last night, Girl Person prepared her nightly couch spot. She figures that it’s the best chance of making it outside in an emergency if you are closer to the door. But last night? All was still. All was quiet. No one had to go out. Not even Brickle!

Girl Person was so tired that she didn’t wake up till her alarm went off very early.  You see, she thought that since our routine was so off, that part of why Brickle wasn’t feeling all better was that he wanted to go somewhere. Anywhere.

Problem is, if we don’t leave very early, this Florida place gets so hot that you can’t go.  Anywhere.  And so up and at em’ we were. And the world seemed brighter.  Full of any possibilities! If a lion could sleep all night, certainly the day was going to be the best.  Full of old routine that seemed pretty perfect.

We have a long way to go to be back to normal.  And the truth? Our new normal may not be our old.  But if that’s a good thing when you live in an RV…you can adjust, move, get to the place you need to be.  Maybe that’s somewhere cooler.  Maybe it’s a new adventure.  We don’t know.  For now, we wait on the doctors and more tests next week.  And we will try to get some sleep.  There will be nights we may not have sleep though. And Girl Person says that’s ok. We just have to find different times to catch up.  Love can conquer all?  Oh, yes it can.

Routine is well…routine.  Until it is taken away.  Think about the little parts that make up your days and nights.  And appreciate them all.

Deputy Digby Pancake

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All Aboard To A Good Night’s Sleep

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  If there is one thing I know about besides pancakes, well, it is sleep.


If there is one thing that this area of Virginia knows, it is trains.


And cats. And a cat named Chessie who really likes to sleep like me.

There is always something when you are traveling that you didn’t expect to find.  It was kind of like that in Clifton Forge, Virginia this weekend when the persons took a break from driving to see what was around.


Sheriff Brickle and I needed a nap because we were really tired from hiking and driving so much.  That’s when the persons found the trains.


And a cat named Chessie. They couldn’t wait to get home to tell us all about Chessie.


Well, you know that Brickle likes cats.  And I like cats as much as I like a naked pancake.  I really don’t too much, but will tolerate them.  So I wasn’t too interested about Chessie until I heard how much she liked to sleep in air conditioned train cars.  Girl Person explained that Chessie was a pretty famous cat and that all the children loved her back then.  She said that Chessie had lot of adventures and liked to sleep in the first air conditioned train cars.

I thought to myself that this must have been pretty special back then.  And I thought of how many trips Chessie must have taken!  She got to see lots of things and get loved by many people.  She probably slept so good because her days were spent good.  Yeah, kinda like me.


You know, persons are always waiting for the perfect opportunities to have a good day.  They plan and they plan.  But sometimes, I think it is better to just get on board any day with a good attitude and make it fun.  You can make it an adventure.


Sleep after a good day when you are happy with yourself is a sweet thing, isn’t it? Don’t wait for a rude awakening in life to realize what is important.

I seem to sleep the best after we have had a good day together as a family.  It doesn’t matter if it is a day of adventure riding around the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It doesn’t matter if is a day that we just sat around at the campsite listening to the creek.  Because wherever we go, I choose to buy my ticket to happy.  Which gives me a ride on a peaceful sleep train. And don’t you deserve that too?

img_9164At the end of the day, not only do we go to sleep with ourselves, but we go to sleep with the ones we love.


We wake up with the ones we love. And we spend our days with the ones we love.  Never forget to be good not only to yourself, but those around you.


There is a lot to be said for being a comfort to the world like Chessie, and being comfortable with yourself too.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Today we are back on the road to a new campsite and a new area to see more of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We have a long travel day.  Can we do it?  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates!

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