Alfred A Loeb State Park

We have been in Oregon for several days, however it was not until we found this campground that we really felt like we were back in the Pacific Northwest! The lushness of green…moss, ferns, clovers, blackberry bushes, and oh the trees…so many wonderful trees! There is also the Chetco River which runs right behind the campground. Our first night we stayed in #4 and loved the huge “backyard” of our site. Today we moved over to #33 which has peek-a-boo river views, easy access to the river path (with a bridge), near the bathrooms and showers, and has a nice large picnic and fire area. We just planned to stay one night…and that has turned into two…and think we’ll end up staying here several more days.

Alfred A. Loeb State Park

RVing, Caregiving, and a Special Book

I just finished this wonderful book and wanted to share some thoughts…

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In the past several years we have had to make many decisions about care for our older relatives and our part in their care. In addition, we started RVing during this time. I found myself relating to and totally enjoying this book!! It touched me deeply.

In 2013, we moved to Texas for many months to be with my father-in-law while he was in Hospice care at home. It was such a precious season with him and we were so thankful for that time.  After he passed we resumed our nomadic ways…traveled and moved around. During this period we bought our RV and started adventures in it. Then late last summer, we put everything on hold, put our RV in storage and rented a place in Arizona to help care for my mother-in-law and help my mother with my grandparents. We are so thankful we did, we made so many wonderful memories. My grandfather passed away in April and I’ll always be thankful for those months I had with him before we passed.

Both my grandparents enjoyed RVing for decades and often talked about it. In the months before my grandfather passed he encouraged us to get back out in our RV and have adventures. And so we have…always keeping him in my heart along the way!

My grandmother is 104 now. In January, she went into Hospice care and recently she came out of it. The other day on a phone call she asked me to come get her and take her on adventures with us. Once she hears of Norma’s adventures, I am sure she will really want to…laughs. Not sure that we can, but it is fun to think about.

We are never sure what the future holds…for us or for our loved ones…this book reminds us to live well each day and say, “yes!”