Well… We’re home!!!!!!! We made it home Tuesday or Wednesday. I can’t seem to recall.
This definitely was a trip to remember – for all good reasons.
We saw, we did, we visited, we eat, we sampled most of the nine new states we can now add to our USA map.
Traveling with one’s SO is an eye opener – especially if it’s 6,400 miles in seven consecutive weeks - all without one reservation!!!!!!!
. That’s a lot of one-on-one time.
It will either reinforce your relationship or … Fortunately for us, we really enjoyed it.
Although once we returned, my SO took off for the weekend to gave both of us some alone-time/space. What’s that all about?
While there is a lot to be said about planning your vacation, scheduling your stops, laying out your itinerary, there is also a lot to be said about “the adventure of the unknown
.” While there are those who MUST have a destination, a guaranteed place to hook up at the end of the day’s drive, there’s also the allure (???) of parking, overnighting in a truck stop, WalMart parking lot or other equally attractive
quick and inexpensive layovers. I will admit that my SO and I are a bit more adventuresome than others (or just plain cheap).
We are not world travelers. We have only been out of the continental US a very few times. But what we have repeatedly found on these multi-week journeys is simply how outstanding our country really is (excluding the insane pollution… I mean politicians). The sights, the scenery, the food, the distractions, the people, the cities, the pastures, the industry. The infrastructure of our interstate road system is second to none. How easy it is to simple get on a highway (or our preference, the rural streets) and drive to your heart’s delight.
While we were very well aware of the semi-trucks delivering good to stores nationally, the freight trains burdened with double-high container loads, I guess this trip was still an eye opener to us. We witnessed just how magnificent the volume really is. The immense number, the incredible amount of 18 wheelers rolling down our highways. They really do own the roads.
Most of them are nice and will assist in a pinch, signal you when it’s safe to return to the right lane after passing, share overnight parking accommodations, but every once in a while… Oh well. Guess we have to take the good with the … Less than good.
Get in our RV and drive. Just drive until you find a place to pull over.
Experiment and play with your directions, your destination, your planned stops. Just for kicks, see what happens!!!!!!!
. Look for the road sign that says something like “Scenic Route – turn right
.” Or “Overlook – turn left
.” Maybe simple listen to local music radio stations announcing local fairs, outdoor concerts, craft markets, or “Happenings In Our Town!”
Take that “road less traveled
.” Talk to your neighbor in a campsite, or at a restaurant, or strolling through that little town you wisely choose to have lunch in and strike up a conversation with a local
There is sooooo much to be discovered. There is sooooo much local color we typically just pass by.
Until our next adventure… Keep your wheels moving you forward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!