Things I will miss about Marin County

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We’re leaving tomorrow!

It’s happening. The RV exterior is done, we’ve made arrangements for our car, and all the excess stuff has been sold or given away. We’ve taken care of all the last-minute stuff, spent time with family and friends, and settled up our bill with our current landlord. Tomorrow morning, we just have to feed everyone, stow a few things away and off we go!

I cannot tell you how excited I am.

It took about 5 years to convince Ryan that he could survive without all the stuff that he would need a house to hold. I kept dragging him to RV dealerships and showing him every type of RV on their lot until he finally said, “I think we can do this.”

That was 5 years ago, and it has taken a lot of things to fall into place for the second part of my dream to come to fruition–being able to travel full-time.

So there’s really about a decade’s worth of excitement built up. I’m not sure I’m going to sleep at all tonight.

Anyway, on to the topic. Things that I’ll miss:

Friends and family.

None of them live in Marin, but we’ve had easy access to most of them from here.

Being surrounded by the ocean, mountains and forest.

When I had to commute to and from San Francisco, I may have dealt with a lot of traffic, but at least I had a gorgeous view while I was sitting in my car not moving anywhere. But it has also been amazing that by walking only a few hundred feet from my door I can see the bay to the east and mountains to the west.

Our favorite restaurant.

It’s called Taj of Marin in San Rafael. They have fantastic Indian food. I will be writing up a review shortly.

Marin weather.

Most of the year is temperate enough for cycling and other outdoor activities.

Superlative healthcare.

During my time here I’ve had the privilege of working for, and being the patient of, some of the best doctors on the planet.

And that’s about it.

Even though I grew up in the Bay Area, and part of me will always consider it home, it has changed a lot since I was a kid. It is a lot more crowded, expensive, and fast-paced. While there are many good things here, at this point in my life I feel that this is not the place for me. And, I want to see what else is out there.

And now, I finally will.

 

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