Step one, is to sell some property that we own in Ozark, Missouri. We used to live in a house that sat on 55 acres of beautiful Ozarks land. We sold the house and 5 acres, 6 and a half years ago to move forward on the plan to retire early, live in an RV and travel. And travel we have done. We have had an amazing time. That is what the over 400 entries in the blog are all about. We decided that the best way to move forward on this plan was to sell that land and use the proceeds to buy the boat. We knew that we had tried to sell that land back when we sold the house, but could not find a buyer. Would it be any different now? All we could do was try.
We arrived back to Missouri on March 20. We got set up at the ranch and knew it was the right time of the year to show the property. We spent a number of days over the next few weeks breaking down our "camp" that we used as a home base for a while. We had to move the van that was used for storage off of the land. That turned out to be more difficult than I thought. It had been dug in and leveled. We had to jack it up and drag it out with tow straps and come-a-longs. The good news is we got it to the edge of the road and then set about trying to find a place to haul it away.
During the first few weeks we were back in Missouri, we spent as much time as we could with the grandkids. We went to soccer games for Amelia and volleyball games for Eve and Isabella. Watching a 3 year old play soccer is crazy, but we are so glad we could be there.
We had a Motorcycle race at the ranch on April 14. I got very busy setting up the course the two weeks prior, so that took my focus off of the land for a bit. We had a good event despite a heavy rain the night before.
We had a beautiful spring with the usual bloom of the red buds and then the dogwoods.
|Red Buds in bloom at the ranch|
|Dogwoods in bloom|
|Kim loves to go for rides to see the blooms.|
|Our bounty of mushrooms found on one day in late April.|