We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.
But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.
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While visiting Tom, we also had opportunity to tour the campus of Notre Dame. Founded in 1842, the campus is very impressive. Highlights of the tour included the main buildings gold dome topped by a golden statue of St. Mary, a famous replica (1/7th the size) of the Lourdes grotto, a 134 foot tall mosaic of Christ on the side of the library and the ornate Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Regretfully, there was not time to enter any of the buildings.
To take a look at our tour, click on the photo below: If you have occasion to be in South Bend, IN and appreciate exquisite architecture, be sure to visit the University of Notre Dame!