Plans like jello

 Posted by at 12:58 pm  Nick's Blog
Dec 282008

In Thursday’s blog, I mentioned that our inner children are whimsical, and our travel plans are set in jello. As Mac McClellan wrote in his Casino Travel blog on RV.Net, we have a general idea for our year’s travels, and anchor points along the way. Between those, we like to just roll with the flow and take it as it comes.

We prefer not making reservations, because then we have some place we have to be at a given time. What fun is that? What if we find a neat place along the way and want to tarry there for a while? What if we discover an interesting back road we want to explore? So, about the only time we make reservations is when we are going into a high use area during their peak times. Otherwise, we play it by ear.

We’ll be leaving the Texas Gulf Coast in a few days headed west. As of right this very minute, we plan to spend the rest of the winter and the spring in Arizona. We’ll be in Casa Grande in a couple of weeks getting things arranged for our Gypsy Gathering rally, and after the rally we plan to spend some time in Tucson and southern Arizona. Now that we have our kayaks, and with Miss Terry’s newfound interest in fishing, I would like to introduce her to bass fishing on a couple of my favorite lakes.

From Tucson we may go up to the Thousand Trails in the Verde Valley, or maybe we’ll go hang out at the Escapees North Ranch campground near Congress, Arizona until it warms up a bit in the high country. Since we don’t have to rush back east for Life on Wheels, we want to spend a few weeks in our old hometown of Show Low, in Arizona’s White Mountains spoiling our grandkids

We have never been to The Rally, which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April, so we may get a vendor booth there. Then I think we’ll head for the Pacific Northwest. It’s been a long time since we’ve visited the Oregon and Washington coasts, which is a very special place to me. The only time Terry has ever been up that way was just before she was diagnosed with cancer, and she would like to see it again through healthy eyes.

Sometime toward the end of summer we’ll start making our way east to Traverse City, Michigan for Terry’s annual checkup with her oncologist, and then we’ll be in Celina, Ohio in September for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally.

From there, who knows? We’ve never explored the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas. I think it’s about time. We both have fallen in love with the Florida Keys. Maybe I’ll try to weasel another visit to our pals Tom Owen and Diane Rojewski’s houseboat in Key West.

That’s the general plan as of this moment. But than again…. autumn in Branson is supposed to be really pretty…. or maybe leaf peeping in New England … or?

Thought For The Day – We don’t have to change friends if we understand that sometimes friends change.

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Nick Russell

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