Plans, Cancels, and Fun

Our first week heading back out started out interesting. We made plans well in advance with different friends along our route, yet, once we got to the first one on the list for this month, it turned out they cancelled their plans, without letting us know. So we stayed overnight at a nearby Wal-Mart, then called the next friend to see if we could come a week early. Got a call back the next morning that where they were going to have us stay wouldn’t work out afterall…. So we moved along and another night at another Wal-Mart. We called the next friend, another cancel. And yet another Wal-Mart. By now we’re quite disappointed, as you could imagine. That first week had been pretty chilly at night, but thankfully we stayed warm enough. Plenty of blankets and snuggles.

The Walmart we stayed at before parking at the couple’s home.

So, we made our way to another town with friends we know and haven’t seen in a while. They didn’t know we were coming, so of course another night at another Wal-Mart BUT by the next morning they had found us a spot, and good timing too because it got COLD. We were able to hook up and got to run our heater. There was a little mix up, though, but our friends worked it out and got us not only set up in a quieter spot but our hosts insisted we stay in the apartment they have at their house. Quite unexpected but deeply appreciated. We really enjoyed their hospitality. The wife used to teach music so she taught our kids songs on the piano during our stay, they had a BLAST. Aaand, I got to enjoy a good water pressure shower, haha. If you full-time or have ever stayed in a camper, you know what I’m talking about!


Our kids made us lunch one day. Aww.
So, this USED to be my favorite wool sweater. I made a big mistake… LOL. It now fits my 8 year old perfectly.

One thing I found in this town was a little store called Dirt Cheap. If you ever come across one of these stores, you should check it out. I will advise to carefully check each item before buying though, some items are “dirt cheap” for a reason, lol. But I did get several good finds for under $7!

If you like coffee and M&M’s then you need to try these, MMMM! Found at…. you guessed it, Walmart! Ha.
My first sweet potato casserole in our Instant Pot.

So after a week and weekend with this wonderful couple and visiting our friends in the same town and working in the ministry with them, we moved on to our next destination, a week early….

Author: The Rutherford Adventures

Hi! I'm Amanda, a wife, caregiver to my Parkie hubby, homeschooling mom of three and recently have become a soap making enthusiast. My hubby and I have had many an adventure over the years, our most recent being homesteaders in a small rural area of Alabama. We currently have chickens, a dairy goat we've lovingly named Georgia, three young Hereford pigs, a livestock guardian named Snow whom our children adore and two spoiled cats named Felix and Emma. Soon, we plan on embarking on our biggest adventure to date, an extended cross country trip around the United States. Our longest trip was a two week trip to New York and Canada and I thought that was long! So, thank you in advance for visiting my blog, my first by the way! I hope I have something to offer to my readers. Happy reading!

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