Hey there readers! It’s your favorite Northern Newbie, posting a bit to say hey!
I last posted about Camp Curtis and the wonderful relaxing time we had in scenic Pottersville, visiting my sister and her boyfriend Jared, where his family graciously hosted us at their lake house.
We had a great time indeed. After we packed up and hit the road though, it was time to bring this show on down. The whole point of our “road trip” across New York was moving, so as much as visiting was nice – we had to get to the moving part of the exercise. So we were off!
My husband, Duggs, is now (happily! blissfully! excitedly!) a civilian, and has just gotten out of the USMC. After dutifully serving a contract, we decided that we wanted to give life outside of the military a go. So we sadly left gorgeous Hawaii and have embarked on a new life.
The military flew us to Matthew’s “home of record,” New York City (since he’s from Long Island). And rather than pay all the extra money to add on a flight to Buffalo, we decided to take the chance to go visit family and take our time. So we rented a car (an amazing, luxurious SUV – a Buick Enclave, a vehicle I would do anything to actually own, it’s the nicest ride I’ve ever been in, seriously! except that I’m a hippie and I’m morally opposed to such massive gas guzzlers, of course)… so we rented a car and went to visit family. First my husband’s people, all across Long Island. Then my sister, who happened to have just moved to Upstate NY, outside of Albany.
From here, we had one last journey – about six hours of driving west to lovely Fredonia, NY – our new home. So we hit the highway, and made our merry way to start a new chapter of our happy hippie lives.
Duggs and I really had a nice time in the car together. Books on tape, podcasts, music and chit chat passed the time nicely. Not to mention all the scenery and the Dunkin Donuts stops (of course).
So this was the last part of our “road trip,” with the destination being our new home! I’m actually here now, and we’ve spent the last five or so days getting moved in, settled in and what not. I know I have a lot of posts to catch up on, pics to share and all that – so this week will be my catch-up week, with posts everyday from our new home and backtracking with photo posts from the road trip and our time visiting friends and family in New York.
Mostly I can say, life is good! Hope to see y’all around this week and I hope to get into a good groove of writing now that we’re in one spot and plan to be here for quite some time.
As always, thanks for reading!! xoxo, hhr