Back in Iowa and changes ahead
|The Birthday Girl!|
I've been contemplating this post ever since we arrive back in Iowa. We got here by way of Smith Center KS where we had some work done at the Excel Service Center. A new air conditioner, gray tank, slide seals and adjustment and we were on our way. They do a great job there but it was definitely a bill.
|Our spot outside the bay at the service center|
|Evie and Pops ready to party|
We are not through traveling or RVing though this will be a year of deciding how we will do that. There are so many places we still want to visit and places to return to and I am one who suffers from the wanderlust. So this may just be a pause in our full time journey or we may RV differently. We do know that in the next few years a different RV is in our future. This one is over 7 years old and starting to have issues and if we continue to full time I think we will get a larger rig, I really crave a little more space. There is the chance that we will decide to be snowbirds and just take longer trips, in that case a Class C or A may be a better choice. We have been doing a little looking and researching on both. The looking is always a fun adventure.
So some of our time since we have returned has been looking for a place to live. There is no rush since we can stay in the parks until at least mid-October, maybe longer if the weather stays nice. That gives us plenty of time. One place we have been trying to check is the Newbo area in downtown CR. They have been building a lot of apartments and condos trying to develop a community there. Some of those are scheduled to open in November. The frustration is getting anyone to respond to our inquiries. We have called, emailed and sent a message thru Zillow and have gotten no response. That seems like a strange way to do business but we will keep trying at intervals to see if they just aren't ready yet. It is a little pricier in that area and we do have budget but I think we can swing a one bedroom there. We also have been driving around looking at other possibilities. Being close to Mitch would be nice so we can help with Evie if needed but CR is small enough that is not essential. The other perk we would like is somewhere we can get on the bike trail to get downtown or to walk to get to services. May not find all of that but we have time. We have found one place not far from the bike trail that has underground parking that will even fit the truck and is very nice. If we don't find something in Newbo area it may be our choice but we will keep looking. If any of our Cedar Rapids readers have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know.
So life is a little crazy here but isn't it always an adventure? I do have some other blog topics I would like to delve into so you may hear from me in the near future. We've been full timing for 7 years now (as of April 1st) and I think that deserves some thought and some daydreaming on the areas we still want to visit.
Until then...............................Happy Trails!