Sorry to just stop cold like that but life marches on and we’ve been busy with new projects that we’ll post about soon. We are doing well and sure do appreciate the “where the heck are you” inquiries we’ve received!
Strange to say that it has been two years since the end of our extraordinary “walkabout”. We planned and saved for it for five years. It was supposed to be a three year trip and we stretched it to almost four before we decided to settle into the next Casa Lopez. Even two years on, we still marvel at the experiences we had and the people we met. Many of whom we are still happy and fortunate to call our friends. Here are just some of the treasured friends we made along the way.
A quick recap of our adventures of the recent past. In July of 2016 (time flies!) we bought a little adobe house in Corrales, NM. A beautiful little village adjacent to Albuquerque with a rural feel. There are lots of horses, chickens, organic farms, wineries and a quiet pace that we love. To say nothing of the coyotes and road runners … beep beep! It is a big change for us as we’ve usually been in-town types.
Last year we sold our beloved Island Girl to a young couple with three cute kids from Phoenix. As comfortable as she was for full-time RVing, she was simply too big for occasional use. It was bittersweet to see her go. SO many special memories were made in that RV! But she went to a good home and we’ve enjoyed the occasional updates the new owners have shared.
We’ve since purchased a 2009 Winnebago View 24J that we’ve taken on a few outings so far. We’ve christened her “Island Time” and are loving the simplicity and versatility of the smaller rig. More on those adventures in “Island Time” in future posts.
Brenda has returned to the travel business and is a Travel Advisor affiliated with one of the largest travel agencies in ABQ, All World Travel. I’ve been developing my photography business and am STILL digesting the zillion images we captured while on our epic road trip. Our future posts will touch on these endeavors as well.
So that’s the high level update on whats cooking at Casa Lopez of late. The interactions we had with our readers of this blog meant a lot to us and frankly we’ve missed it. So we have no idea where this will ultimately go but we do intend to bring this blog back to life.
Hector and Brenda