Looking back at our 3 months on Dauphin Island, I have to say that it was a great time. I relaxed more than I have in years! Even though the rental house didn’t have every specialty item I like for cooking and living, it was actually a comfortable experience. I learned to adapt and use what I have to meet the needs I wanted. That is a big change from my previous life where I would go out and buy every little gadget and item that I wanted. I want to learn to use less and still be happy, and I am three months closer now. For example, the beach house didn’t have the measuring cups I like (or any for that matter), and I gave mine to Tyler, but that didn’t stop me from cooking and baking. I learned to improvise and use items that I knew the measurements of – like an 8 oz. coffee mug or a 1 oz. shot glass. See! The measurements and conversions you learn in school DO come in handy! 🙂 It was actually fun trying to see how to adapt to needs that I didn’t want to fill. And you know what? I didn’t do without at all. We ate very well and didn’t do without anything we really wanted.
The food on the Island was great! I will miss Skinner Seafood most I think and their fabulous snow crab legs and shrimp…not to mention their seafood bisque I bought almost weekly. Barnacle Bill’s was awesome and never disappointed…except on Mondays when they were closed. The pizza from Island Rainbow was the best I’ve ever had…Eric and I have already started talking about that, and it’s been less than a week away!
But now, I have new restaraunts to visit and new places to explore…and that is part of the fun of living in a camper and moving around! So far, it has been extremely fun and adventurous, and I think it will continue to be such because when Meaher Park gets boring, we can just move the “house” somewhere else.
I will post again soon about the whole move-in and all the challenges I am facing, because there are plenty, but with Eric, it is fun and I’m laughing through every step. This whole “letting go” thing is proving to suit me well.