Full Time Friends

Linda, Sonny and my gal Mar

Linda, Sonny and my gal Mar

We are in Panama City Beach to catch up with friends Sonny and Linda.
We first met the Kingsbury’s in the spring of 2008 in Betty’s in Abbeville Louisiana.

We’d been full timing for about 6 or 7 months, they for 6 or 7 years. We learned a lot about both full timing and geocaching from them.

We see each other on Facebook all the time and manage to get together for a few days every couple of years. It’s always a good time when we do.

They are in Panama City getting some work done on their coach before they push further south. That’s perfect for us, we are on our way to Pensacola for a couple of months. We agreed to hook up for new years eve.
We can all learn a lot from Linda. She’s very inquisitive, always discovering new ways of doing things and she loves to share her ideas. Over dinner (yes, we cooked with the Ninja again) and a couple of drinks our conversation was a constant flow of useful information back and forth. It’s like she gives you a couple of great ideas and then in return take one of yours. Give. Take. The conversation goes back and forth all night long.

The Kingsburys and the Vanstones, side by side

The Kingsburys and the Vanstones, side by side. Yes we both drive Camelot’s

Every year WordPress kicks out an annual report on each blog that uses their platforms, and I just got mine. Looks like another good year for the Amazing Vanstones, our readers and friends. Once again, the number one commenter of my drivel, and always with supportive words is George Yates followed by good friend Sheila Ducarme, Bob and Contessa Jewell.  Thanks guys and gals.

The report goes on to say that I have readers in 108 different countries and here is a fun statistic from WordPress:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to read me, share my words with friends and leave us your thoughts. Please keep those cards and letters coming.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” -Albert Camus

6 thoughts on “Full Time Friends

  1. Hey thanks for the shout.
    Nothing quite like visiting with fellow fulltimers, every now and again to catchup.
    Just keep enjoying the lifestyle.
    And have a Happy, Healthy New Year.

  2. I read many travel blogs due to George Yates being my step-brother-in-law (lol) Is that a proper term ?

    I enjoy reading about your travels, travails, and enjoyment of Life.

    Happy New Year to you both.

  3. Happy New Year and all the best in 2014. Please say hi to Sonny and Linda for us. Hugs to Buster and Angel too!

  4. Happy New year to all of you. Thank you for taking the time to tell your stories, we love them and you do it well.

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