The week has been and will be filled with travels. This is what greeted us in East Tennessee on Monday morning.
|East Tennessee Sunrise|
We spent a day wandering the backroads around Knoxville looking for a retirement property. This was our third trip and we may have found the perfect spot. Ironically, we had seen it on our first visit, but didn't know the owner wanted to sell or if we could afford it. And, to be honest, at that point we had not honed in on what we thought would really makes us happy.
We had gone in search of one lifestyle, but both of us felt stifled by it. We thought about mountain life, but steep grades gave us heartburn. We looked at acreage in the boonies and we felt lost and alone (and isolated from healthcare). In the end I think we will settle on a relatively traditional development -- city water and fire protection are important to us -- with views OF the mountains, not FROM the mountains, and perhaps a little water visible, too.
Today we're heading off to Arkansas to spend Thanksgiving with Son-2, DIL, AA, and CG. We leave the Queen Mother in the capable hands of her daughter and the constant caregivers. I am thankful that we have such caring and dependable people to watch over and care for her.
I send Thanksgiving Blessings to all my readers.