The Journey Continues

“♪♪ Well, I’m on my way / I don’t know where I’m goin’ / I’m on my way / I’m takin’ my time, but I don’t know where …♪♪”  (Paul Simon)

Back In September 2022, we embarked on a 23,000-mile, 4-1/2-month road trip, which meant spending a lot of time in the car talking about life, the universe, and everything. Somewhere between New Mexico and Saskatchewan, we came to the decision that as soon as we got home, we would get the house ready to put on the market.

23,000 miles is a long time to be in the car together!

We arrived home in Okeechobee on January 25, 2023 and immediately set to work whipping the house and yard back into shape after five months of neglect.

we replaced the wooden walkways (destroyed by H. Ian) with stepping stones

We also squeezed in time for visits with friends.

fun weekend with Patty
my best birding buddies!

By mid-March, we were ready to list our house.

Listed For Sale with Two Ten Realty

Much to our surprise, it sold in 8 days to the fourth person to look at it.

a contract within 8 days

What?!?  We were not at all ready to move that quickly!

Gulp! Just that quick!

We had identified a few potential areas to look but were nowhere near to finding, let alone purchasing, a new home!

we made multiple house-hunting trips to Northern Florida

With time running out, we rented a 15×10 locker in Okeechobee and moved all of our possessions into storage.

Lake & Trail Storage, Okeechobee

And, as soon as we were sure that our sale would go through, we rented an Airbnb near Pensacola for three months. It is a little further west than we want to be, but it is affordable, pet friendly, and within walking distance to the ocean.

our “home” for the next three months

With that peace of mind, we’ve focused on wrapping up our six years here in Okeechobee. Although we love our little house and being surrounded by nature, it is time to find our forever home.

packing up our life here in Okeechobee

♪♪ We’re on our way … not sure where we’re going … ♪♪ For the first time in our life we have the means – and the time – to take our time. We might end up traveling for a while before we settle down again and we’ve been kicking around a few different ideas about exactly where that might be. So, fasten your seatbelts and ride along with us once again. It is a little scary but also an exciting time to be on the road!

Goodbye Casa Mini!

Author: TG&jet

Nature photographers - wildlife, landscapes, underwater; travelers; bloggers

3 thoughts on “The Journey Continues”

  1. You guys! You’re amazing! Wishing you well on all your endeavors, all your travels, all your efforts to find your NEW new home!


  2. Well, you two as you said your journey continues. I hope it’s a safe one and y’all find what you’re looking for. Just remember to keep clicking the shutter. Keep us all up-to-date. It was nice meeting you all. Sorry we didn’t get together more often, but take care and enjoy your journey as I know you will.


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