A "Moving" Year
|Moving From: January
1st found us driving from Felton down to Monterey,
trailer in tow. As the due date for the completion of
our new home in Gardnerville, Nevada was not until May
2019, we found ourselves living aboard our 25' Airstream
"Stella" for the first 4 1/2 months of 2019. Fortunately
we were able to stay at the beautiful Laguna Seca
Recreation Area campgrounds for the entire time, without
fees, in exchange for 'camp host' duties. That meant
manning the park entry station for 30 hours per week.
So, each workday Michael would get up at 4am to go to
work; then relieve Danielle around 1pm. Throughout the
Winter and Spring, we made several trips to Gardnerville
to view the progress on our new home and to work with
the builder on a number of modifications and upgrades.
|Photos, above: (top, left) "Stella" at site 21, Laguna Seca, (top, right) rainbow view from "Stella" at Laguna Seca; (bottom left) view of snow-capped Toro Mountain, from "Stella"; snow-covered Gardnerville NV. In late March, Jaclyn, her mom, and the grandkids drove down to visit us for the day. Danielle and the kids spent the afternoon hiking around the rolling hills of Laguna Seca. A couple weeks later we drove up to Soquel for an Easter egg hunt and lunch at Jaclyn's parent's home. The grandkids had a fun time hunting eggs, and the adults had a fun time watching them :-) This was the youngest granddaughter's first Easter and she was (as always) adorable.|
|Moving To: At
last, we took possession of our new home on May 2nd, although some
finishing work continued until June. After 40+ years living on the
Monterey Peninsula, we are blessed to be living in another area of
great natural beauty. We could fill a dozen pages with
sunrise and sunset images of the mountains, taken from our
backyard. We've only just begun to explore the nearby hiking
trails and lakes. Gardnerville, elevation 4750', is a small
town, but everything we really need is within a 10-20 minute
drive. Lake Tahoe is 25 minutes away; Carson City is 25
minutes away, and Reno is less than an hour away. The
biggest change is that we are now living in four-season
country. And we can't see the ocean.
Photos: (below, top) our new home in Gardnerville NV, (below, left) view of the Carson Valley; (below, right) sunset view from our backyard.