We have decided to sell the big RV and big truck since we are not living in it full-time any more. We debated back and forth, “should we buy a travel trailer, or should we buy a smaller 5th wheel or should we…..” What we finally decided on is……
If you have been following us for awhile you know we full-time RVed for two years, then last fall bought a “home base” in Georgetown Texas. We have enjoyed having a “house” with a big kitchen and two bathrooms! It’s amazing how we take things for granted. Living in an RV you learn to live with ALOT less and definitely less conveniences.
Since moving back into a home we took our first cruise last fall, took a trip to California for two weeks and spent one week up the coast of California and I was home a week and took a trip to Seattle to see grandkids!
What we realized is we like the variety of traveling by boat, plane and car! But, we love going to the mountains in the summer to escape the summer heat of Texas, so, we have decided to go back to tent camping……GASP!
We are going to camp a few days, motel it for a few days then look for another camp spot. This allows us to keep the cost of lodging down and we get to go places we couldn’t go in our 36′ RV.
So, to test out our equipment and see how we do, we made reservations in Big Bend State Park for mid May. We absolutely love Big Bend’s wide open spaces and hiking trails. By not having an RV to pull we can camp in the State Park, no way an RV is going in there! We will drive 27 miles on a dirt road to get to the ranger station to check in, then drive 5 miles on a 4-wheel drive road to our camp spot which is on the edge of a canyon!
This is our camp spot in Big Bend State Park
The one thing we have committed to do as we age is to not slow down and not stop doing new things. We know when we take on new adventures it expands our minds and makes our brains work in a way they don’t when we stay in a routine.
The temperatures in Big Bend, even in May, are pushing 90 degrees during the day so we will need to be careful as these “white” bodies have not seen the sun yet. Sun screen will be important as we will be hiking during the day. If you know me, I don’t like chemicals on my body!
Sunscreen chemicals are absorbed into the body because they go directly into the blood stream through the skin and can be measured in blood, breast milk and urine samples. The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate.
Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
My favorite sunscreen is Nuskin’s Sunright SPF 35 (they also have a SPF 50). It’s non-greasy and lasts 80 minutes if your in the water or perspiring (which I’m sure we will be doing!) It’s a mineral sunscreen using Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as well as plant extracts and Aloe. They also have a great Sunright Lip Balm with SPF 15 that I love as well. Are you a “non-sun” person but love the tanned look? They have a wonderful non-toxic Self Tanning cream that gives you that summer look without having to go in the sun!
We can have “fun in the sun” and not be putting toxic sunscreens on our body!
Skin care products go right into the blood stream and by-pass the liver’s detoxification system. By using non-toxic skin products you are taking some of the toxic load off your body!
As summer time draws near I hope you have some fun “in the sun” plans with family and friends. Make sure and plan ahead with your sunscreens and lip balms!
To your health,
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