What for some kids is a once in a lifetime holiday, my brother and I went several times when we were children. At the time we had no idea how lucky we were.
So, after much discussion and deliberation my parents finally took the plunge and bought the property. It wasn’t a time share as such, more like a private part ownership with some other couples which if I remember rightly they met through the Saga magazine!
For my Mum, the house was eventually going to be a base for them to travel around America. Once she and my dad retired, they would go for a month at a time and travel around the states. Fantastic!
But sadly, in 2008, my mum died before she had a chance to realise that dream.
We visited the house once more to scatter her ashes and then my dad decided to sell up, except he couldn’t! There was just no interest in the property due to the credit crunch.
So last month he told me he was gifting me the house! I couldn’t believe it!! I was absolutely over the moon. What a generous and kind gesture for him to make.
Which means that every April we can have a Florida holiday! We only need to sort out the flights and hire…let me get this right…an RV and RV insurance. Not an MPV but an RV which I think means recreational vehicle?
I’m so excited at the prospect of returning to the house that meant so much to my mum and my OH and I are planning on doing what she always wanted. A month in the house to use as a base to travel the US.
Thanks dad for giving us this opportunity.