Happy New Year! We have so much to look forward to and a lot of work to get us there. As we have a whole new year upon us and only 55 weeks (at the time of this writing) before we go full time, we are realizing that we want to see and do things locally before we say goodbye. We have a house to pack up and to get ready for sale and a bathroom and shop at the cabin to build, but I believe we would get totally burned out quickly if we didn’t have something to look forward to.
I have come up with this idea of 52 weekends to remember. We have a jar with all kinds of local things to do and on a weekend that we are working at the house or cabin (i.e. not already doing something fun) one day will be for work and one day will be for fun and we will pick an idea out of the jar.
So for weekend number one we picked something out of the jar that was fun and different. We went to the little town of Lee (~370 fine southern folks live there) and walked around the McMullen homestead. We have been there before but not for a long time. The McMullen homestead (as in the same McMullen family who has ties with Pinellas County and Madison county) is located behind City Hall in Lee, Florida. There is also a small lake, which they stock with fish to be fished from March thru November, we took a walk around it to check out the wildlife and to get a little exercise. The weather was great for our first excursion away from working.
I’m excited about our weekends as as we get ready to embark on our next phase of life. I hope you enjoy following our journey as we start what I am going to call our first season.