Greetings from stormy Montgomery, Alabama! Yesterday (Saturday) was our last day of work at Amazon. After 3 months it was time for hugs and “see you later”. I don’t do “goodbye” anymore….too sad for me.
We really enjoyed our time at Amazon, as we met lot’s of wonderful people and learned so much on how to live our dream of full-time RV’ing. It is a good community to belong to. On our last day, the Camperforce team was having a final meeting at 3:00pm. Normally we work until 5:00pm. About 2:40pm, I noticed dozens of smiling folks in their Camperforce t-shirts heading towards the break room for the meeting. So I logged out of my scanner, put my last tote on the conveyor, and joined the parade of happy people! Dan joined a few minutes later.
They thanked us again for working for them, and we received a t-shirt and some bags of M&M’s! Then it was back to the campground, where we prepared for our Sunday morning departure. We had 2 routes planned, as there were storms and high wind advisory’s in effect. In the morning we decided to head south thru TN and AL, as it looked like the storm would be going thru Atlanta. We had perfect weather until we were about 30 miles from Montgomery, AL. It has been raining like crazy since we arrived. Makena is hiding somewhere, as there has been a few booms of thunder.
On our way down we enjoyed the delicious Christmas cookies that Dan’s mom had sent to us last week!! Tonight we can enjoy the Wisconsin cheese from Dan’s sister and brother-in-law!! (Makena really misses Camp Meyer!)
We weren’t too happy with the rain, but then my sister and my friend Amy sent photos of the snow that was falling back home in Wisconsin. Yes, we will deal with the rain and 55 degrees!
We plan on staying here for 2 nights, and may go out and play tourist in the Montgomery area tomorrow. After that, we have not decided where we will end up. We were hoping to be able to watch the Packers/Steelers game, but they have the Patriots/Ravens game on tv here. Oh well, it’s better than People’s Court, Divorce Court, America’s Court and Paternity Court that we had endless episodes of in Kentucky on our single channel.
And now for what many have been waiting for…..the final weight loss totals!! Despite eating more (a lot more!!!) I ended up losing 8 pounds and 5% body fat in the 12 weeks that we were working at Amazon. But the “biggest loser” was Dan. He weighed himself this morning, and said he lost at least 20 pounds!!!! Woo-hooo!!! (he won’t give a specific number). Makena said she plans on making sure we do plenty of walking with her, so we don’t gain back the weight!!
Quote for the day: “In two decades I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” – Erma Bombeck
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both of you! I will be escaping tomorrow for southern Florida and its 80+ degree weather. I continue to enjoy your updates and you will certainly be a great resource when I finally cut the cord w/ WHS.
where will you be? We have no plans, so maybe we can meet up?
I will be in Marco island/ Naples area from 23rd til 29th. You can give me a call if you are nearby: 414 305-1165
we will look for some campgrounds in the area
We have really enjoyed following your travels. I was amazed with the reports on Amazon. What an organization to work with. I don’t know if you remember us but we met at the Heartland Rally.
Hopefully we will be in Gulf Shores on Dec 31 at Gulf Breeze RV Resort. We will be there until April 1. If you are near there in your travels let us know.
Pam & Gary Bartachek
Yes, we remember you both! Safe travels to Alabama. Weather will be much better than in Iowa!
Merry Christmas. All the kids are home for the holidays and I’ve been sharing your stories with them. They love hearing of your adventures and I love knowing that Mike and I are 4 and 1/2 years away from getting started on our own travels.
Have a great Christmas! Maybe next year the kids can find you somewhere warm in an RV???!!! Keep your daughter away from the rum!