Conversations with the Universe

I know you already know this, but NubianNomads , the only way one can find their way is to first be lost. To make it big, start out small. To fall in love, first feel none. Yet, when these adventures begin and the dreamers suddenly find themselves lost, small, and alone, you should hear the “expletives”!
So, look at it like this: Any such feelings are simply a sign that you’ve made a really, really big and daring “wish,” and its manifestation has already begun.
Foxy, clever, wry –
  The Universe17972394_10155207524841484_3413766689491915473_o

Goodness at Johnny D’s

This holiday season has been extra special for the Nubian Nomads as we got to spend it with my husband’s family at the beach. We had so much fun with the family that we plan to make it an annual tradition. Another tradition we hope to add to this even will be breakfast at Johnny D’s!  I am an avid yelper when it comes to locating a place to go for food.  I cook at home a lot so I don’t want to waste my eating out meal on something that is average.  At the same time, I am frugal. Yelp never disappoints!  Johnny D’s was all that and a bag of chips! ( Tim here… Leigh took the lead on this one as she is the resident foodie. I must say though This place was the BOMB.COM in my book too! )

We started off with coffee. I got the Strawberry Mimosa and Tim got the orange juice.  Yummy!

Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa

Then I ordered the brisket skillet. This was a recommendation from our server, Chelsea. I always like to ask the staff. Even though we have different tastes, I like brisket so if she says the brisket is good…it probably is.  We thoroughly enjoyed it. ( Yep Yummy ) I say we because the hubby and I often share each other’s meals. The meat was tender and seasoned but not too spicy. There was a good meat to potato ratio.  The eggs were cooked exactly how I wanted them. I could not have been happier with my breakfast!

Brisket Skillet

Now, when it comes to chicken and waffles, we are a huge Dame‘s fan! We have tried them many places and this place is hands down the best!  However, Johnny D’s came in at a very close 2nd. The chicken was tender. The waffles were cooked to perfection and the maple syrup was a perfect addition. Yes, we shared that too!  Soooo good! All that was missing was an Apricot Shmear and we would have ourselves a tie folks!Chicken and Waffles

The best part about this meal was not just that the food was amazing and the service was great!  It was the hospitality!  The host, Johnny D, came by to check on us several times.  As did the chef & owner, Jamie Saunders, who made our amazing meals. This made us feel special. It was this little extra touch, along with the really good food,  that will have us coming back to Johnny D’s for years to come.  So if you are ever in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stop for a meal and tell ’em that the Nubian Nomads sent ya’.

 

 

Til next time

Peace and Blessings

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Conversations with the Universe

NubianNomads , no matter what your faith is or is not, no matter where in the world you are, I want you to know that during this holiday season I’ll be with you. In the eyes of every child and the melody of every song. I’ll be the glimmer in the ice crystals, the rays in the sun, and the stars at night. And with each smile you see, every hug you receive, and every laugh you hear, I’ll be there, reaching out through another, with blessings and tidings to last you the year. Not because it’s Christmas, but because I love you, always have, always will. And these things are true every day of your life.
Snowball – Duck!
  The Universe

Conversations with the Universe

NubianNomads ! Was it you?!
We have some new “help” here and our incoming correspondence has been kind of garbled.
Someone was thinking big, I mean really big, and now the entire Universe has been thrown into action, aligning players, circumstances, and coincidences that will miraculously fall into just the right place at just the right time. It’s changed everything, absolutely everything. The world will never be the same.
Actually, this happens with your every thought. But if it was you, did you mean joy when you said toy?
Sounded like you wanted every toy? Either way, consider it done, just let us know.
Tallyho,
  The Universe

 

Ramblings on the Road

P1010366Full-time RV’ing is a lifestyle that we have grown to really enjoy. There are several reasons for this but I will try to highlight the things we like most!

The Adventures

Leigh has always been the adventurous sort. If you have followed this blog, you know I call her a force of nature! I would say that she is ready to go where the wind blows but I have come to realize that she actually creates the wind. (Hi!  This is Leigh. He might have a point there…lol) I, on the other hand, had roots with a curiosity for travel. It was my plan to hit the road once we had retired. Needless to say with great skill and effort, (18 L-O-N-G years of effort) Leigh uprooted me and now I am a leaf on the wind…watch me soar! 20171119_093559.jpg
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina have all been multiple ports (Ports? Ok, I’ll let it slide) of call. They all have had something interesting and delightful that captured our imagination or our taste buds. (Did I forget to mention that we are totally Foodies???) The wonderful thing about living on the road is the ability to experience them all for however long you like and then move on to the next spot! (It is hard to leave sometime. We loved El Paso! I couldn’t believe how cool the people of El Paso were. We can’t wait to get back there!)20170903_192540
Be it the peaceful beauty of Hidden Beaches RV Resort (What happens at Hidden Beaches, stays at Hidden Beaches. That’s all I am saying!) of Blythe, California, or the Natural Grandeur of the Texas mountains on the 375 loop in El Paso, Texas (aka Makeout Point). The perfect comedy of living at Robinhood RV Park (which we adore) or the Jewel of Alabama… Lake Lurleen! (This place is a must-see!  It is heavenly. You will know what I mean when you get there!)  The sunsets there are just amazing. We have enjoyed every stop but one and it was so insignificant we won’t even discuss it.  (I’ll mention it, in case other people of color decide to stop there.  It was called Hilltop Campgrounds & Park. When we arrived we saw a lot of political posters! That’s fine. Made me a little edgy, but ok.  Then when we parked, we saw confederate flags.  That made me downright scared!  I immediately posted on social media so our friends and family would know where we were, just in case.  We left early the next morning.)

The People

Our favorite thing in our travels has been the many connections we have made across this country. We are pretty laid back folks and make friends fast. We have been taken with the folks we have met out on the road. We have been told that the quickest way to start a conversation in the RV community is to open the hood of your RV or toad vehicle and folks will go out of their way to stop and help. We can’t really attest to that although we think now it may be true. Because we have not had the chance to get that far. Conversations come easy no matter which park we visit. There has been someone at each stop that we treasure spending time with. Fast Eddie and Judy at Tree Tops Resort in Arlington, Texas…Scott and Caren with the kids in El Paso…Can’t wait till they get to Virgina so we can visit with them again. Brini misses you guys! Also in El Paso, Mary, who turned out to be Leigh’s Ride or Die in Robinhood Park! This list could go on and on but the theme is common, great heartfelt relationships all across this nation.


Do we have differences? Yes! But we have much more in common if we could just take the time to meet folks where they live. Face to face without the anonymity of a keyboard, the beauty of this country is revealed to me at least. Our travels have given me hope for us, Americans, and highlighted the good that I have always felt was here. Now, maybe we may have rose-colored glasses on but it is something I truly believe. Good folks carry the day!

Not here to tell you that it’s all roses and daisies on the road because it most certainly is not. What I can tell you is that there is wayyyyyyyyy more good than bad and the FREEDOM it offers outweighs any obstacle you may have to overcome!

So our advice…
Downsize, change careers, sell the house and cars, or remove whatever it is you think is holding you back from living this way, if it interests you, and set sail (Who are you and what have you done with my husband?). Twenty years from now, you will enjoy the memories of a life lived on the road way more than you will the regrets of never casting off. Plus we would love to see you!

Till Next time
Peace and Blessings
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