We relocated by 139 miles, and we’re settled in for the next 5 nights. Blackhawk Park is once again home for a short time.
This site is far more open than many we have taken but when reserving I wanted time to play with our Dish Receiver and sites on our preferred side of the park don’t have a sight line to satellites. So, there we are — right out in front of God and Everyone. 🙂
The most important part, however, is the sensation of being home as soon as we pulled in. Have you ever thought about what ‘feeling at home’ feels like?
This is something Peg and I have noticed a couple times now. For some odd reason whenever we get to Blackhawk this sensation that we are ‘home again’ just floods over us. This is not the normal heavy forest cover we seem to think we like, it’s flatter than some of the sites we have raved about, there is more activity here too. And it sure isn’t someplace that we’d want to over-winter — or to be here during the annual spring floods. …And yet when we arrive it just feels right. We’re out in the sun — if the temps hit 90 as they are supposed to we might put our window insulation back in the cockpit windows. And, I notice that the volunteers two spots over from us have put a small home a/c unit in their cockpit window. It does get hot down here in the sun.
‘Home’ is a nebulous thing. I suppose it means something different to everyone. And yet we all seek it. It’s easy to tell when you don’t feel at home: knowing when we’re uncomfortable is kind of a gut reaction thing.
But is knowing when you are comfortable quite so easy? I think not. Have you ever gone to the furniture store to find an ‘easy chair’ — only to discover that finding ‘easy’ isn’t so easy? I have. I’ve sat in dozens of chairs and ended up walking out the door without buying a single one because none of them fit quite right. Peg and I looked at nearly 100 different RV’s of varying size and manufacture before we bought Journey. It was only when we realized that all three of the coaches we had liked out of that mad assortment of possible homes were the same floor plan and the same length. Then we had our lightbulb moment when we realized we had already decided what we liked.
We aren’t making any kind of commitment to this place that seems like home… but we are put on notice. The cosmic karma keepers are letting us know that settling into a place may not be what we are ‘looking’ for — it’s just going to happen — so it’s good to stay in the moment and not to prejudge.
Back to the subject at hand.
There’s a lot of difference from the last visit here 8 weeks ago. I’ll put up some comparison pictures in a day or two: the water level has to be down a good 4-5 feet than July.
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