Monday, May 10, 2010

Another break... Florida bound…

Well just when we were gearing up to get all of our stuff marked for our upcoming garage sale my daughter’s team did the unexpected and actually qualified for the year end conference tournament. This weekend was to be our first garage sale to get rid of more stuff unsellable on craigslist.  Instead we will be headed to Florida to watch a softball tournament in the northern part of the state. miami guard stand Last week it seemed the task was insurmountable for her team to qualify for one of the six remaining berths in the tournament. But as the week unfolded it seemed as if each team did exactly what it took to allow her team to make it into the tournament…. and so they did… and so we won’t be having a garage sale this weekend. If I don’t sound too disappointed, it is because I am not… I HATE  garage sales. :)

So now the plan is to drive the 1000 or so miles over to Florida.  I hope this is the last of the long drives I make that are time dependent.  My future drives will hopefully be shorter – less that 300 miles – and never be time dependent… Some conversation my future should have…

“Hey Honey I really like it here do you really want to leave tomorrow?”… She says “Not really let’s just stay, I like it here too.”

or this conversation is one I hope to have…

“Hey that park we just passed looks intriguing why don’t we just stop here and stay for a few days or a week”… “Okay, sounds great.”

In the meantime it will be an 835 mile dash on Wednesday to get us into Florida so we can have a very short morning drive over to the tournament and catch her first game…


  1. Oooooh I like those *conversations* .. sure sounds good to us!

    Congrats on your daughter's chance to go to the year end conference. What good parents to go to support her!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. Congratulations on your daughter's year end conference. As parents its "what we do." That is a long safely.

    Just found your blog and wanted to take a look. We have been full-timing since August and we are really loving it. It is a great lifestyle. If you have a chance drop by our blog and visit.

    Travel safely!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. thanks for the congrats as I will convey those to the DD... long trip yes... will check out your blog Mike and Gerri...

  4. Good luck to your daughter. I hope her team does well, especially with you there to watch and cheeer along. Always better that way. Too bad about the long drive in a short time. Next year will be a different story.

    Our son's team may get a bid into the NCAA regional tournament because they had such a great season, 30 wins, 10 loses. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

    Kevin and Ruth

  5. good luck to your son and his team Kevin and Ruth... hope they get in and you get to watch...

  6. Yep, that's it for college ball. They are only allowed to play 4 years of ball and this was his last year. With transferring from one school to another and changing his major in his third year, he still has one year to go before graduating to make up for lost credits. So he will graduate next year.

    We hope your daughter's team does well next year, when you are there to watch most of her games.

    Kevin and Ruth