Last week just flew by and of course there is still a lot to do. Last night we sat down and with as much detail as we could, wrote down what we need to accomplish before Friday. My planner is full and I filled up tons of sticky notes. We are getting some routine maintenance done on the truck today and some not so routine work done (fixing a recall) and then, tomorrow, the new automatic slide hitch will be installed. I will continue finding a home for everything in the RV and finish up some pending orders. This afternoon I will start calling to reserve spots at RV parks.
I was hoping that these last two weeks would help us create some resemblance of a routine, but we have been busy, running things to storage, meeting with friends and taking care of last minute appointments. Last week, I spent a good chunk of time getting ready for family pictures. Eric and I are hoping that once we start traveling and don’t have to do the preparation work everyday that things will settle out. We’re hoping for work, school, travel and explore.
Everyone is excited as we talk about visiting zoos, national parks and of course the Grand Canyon. But being a larger family, we have to be budget conscious, so if we find some good, budget friendly things to do, we’ll definitely let you know. Last summer when we drove out to Maryland, we drive about 1500 miles in 3 days. We were on the road for 8-10 hours per day. Wowzer, it was awful. We were all tired and cranky, our tummies hurt because we were eating greasy fast food and not drinking enough water. We wouldn’t recommend it. This trip we have decided to take our time and try not to travel more than 4 hours or so a day. It will take us longer to get where we are going, but we are hoping it makes the traveling more enjoyable. Also, by traveling in smaller chunks, it should allow Eric to still get most of his work hours in on travel days. That’s the plan for now, sure to be revised. We are eager to get on the road and share our adventure with you. Stay tuned!