From many comments, I can see that there are quite a few wondering why we don’t just stay where we are when we retire.
We still have our old car that didn’t come with a built in GPS but our old Garmin works just fine.
When I looked up and saw the screen along our route through east Texas, I thought “A picture is worth 1,000 words!” I need green grass. I need to be able to grow a garden and flowers. Here, no matter how much watering I do, I’m never going to have a great garden. We need rain. Our water is very alkaline, as is our soil. Gardens struggle. Some things grow better than others. All of our water comes from a well and I’m so afraid that I’m stressing the well with watering the garden so we rarely water our grass so, we don’t have grass. We had a storm here in May and it rained again in December. That was it for the last seven months of 2017. Around us got some rain but none at our house.
Vince needs water. He wants a lake or a pond or nice water type recreation areas nearby. We have Lake Brownwood but it doesn’t compare to the the lakes of east Texas or western Louisiana.
Every trip we take, we learn more about where we might want to be or might not want to be. Dang, it’s hard to find a place that has green grass, sufficient but not too much rain, good water, low crime . . and an Aldi! 🙂