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Old 03-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by flaggship1 View Post
RV Mutants plan their escape and escape their plans.
A plan is a beautiful thing to escape.
Even non RV Mutants could master the art.
Oh, sorry! Dont wanna git to deep for ya.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by sdennislee View Post
I plan the destination, loosely plan the route, never plan the stops, and take any side road that looks interesting.
If DW and I disagree on which direction to head, out comes a coin! Still don't understand how she gets it right nearly every time.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #45
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We aren't retired yet so we plan our month long summer trip. I guess when we're finally retired we'll play it a little looser.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #46
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While we plan where we are going and sometimes we have a deadline to get there we do NOT plan on where to stop for the night and where to stop for looking around.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:19 PM   #47
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When I went to the Nat'l. Rally in Williams, AZ every detail of the trip to get there was planned because of deadlines. The trip back was open, with no reservations or plan.

I enjoy rallies and usually plan my trips around them. In April I will start off with a Texas Boomers rally, then to a Good Sam Club Samboree, a few days to visit friends, then to an FMCA rally and an Escapees rally in Port Aransas. I will be gone for a month and my daughter will be joining me for a one week vacation. Most of my reservations for this trip were made in January.

Because of gas prices I try to schedule everything in one area of Texas. Next month I have 3 things in one area then travel and 3 things in another area. I am not a full-timer so I have to come get my "home" fix about once a month. I don't travel very far by myself, mainly because of health problems.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #48
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Hey, we really appreciate all of the thoughts posted here.
We are in Pahrump NV now. Needed to change our outdoor wallpaper. Pic below.

If you have an interest, please see our travel blog. And be aware we are about 10 posts behind; too busy!

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This is our view here at Wine Ridge RV Resort on the outskirts of Pahrump.

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #49
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My husband and I bought our first RV last May. Our first trip was planned out from the standpoint of having reservations in campgrounds every night. However, high winds through South Dakota, taught me to stop planning so stringently. So, on our trip to Texas over Christmas, I only planned campgrounds in San Antonio and Austin. That backfired too due to a snow and ice storm in Des Moines the day before we were supposed to leave. So, for our spring break trip, I planned an extra day of drive time in each direction to Washington DC, and only reserved the remaining nights in Maryland. However, the sequester changed our plans at the last minute. We spent two hours online, and decided to head to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Alabama. We're just heading home now after a great vacation.

I have to say that I love the flexibility that having an RV provides. We still have 20 years to work, but other than having a firm start and end date, we can go wherever the wind blows us.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #50
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I've always been one to have a plan with just enough room built in for when things don't go exactly as planned. Somehow, I feel more comfortable when I have some idea of what's ahead. And, not yet being retired, we need a bit more of a schedule due to constraints with vacation time, etc.

I'm hoping that the time will come when we can just head out and go where the wind blows us and do whatever we're in the mood for, although I'm not sure I can change enough to do everything without a little bit of a plan.
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Originally Posted by CampDaven

Cool! I just happen to have a bag of quarters
Still have the first quarter you earned in that bag? I'm looking for mine. It's around here somewhere. RV Mutants throw quarters around like they were manhole covers.
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I was in the bus tour business for 25 years and when I left the shop on a tour I knew where we were going to stop for coffee six days down the road. Every thing was planned down to the Nth degree. Now we spent three weeks driving from Houston Tx to Albuquerque NM. Six days coming home, in the bus business that trip would be two days each way. We meandered all over the place to look at this and that. We're planning to go to Winnipeg this summer and will probably be on the road for 3 to 4 months. We do a lot of boondocking at Wally World, Flying J, Lowes, Home Depot and any other parking lots that are available. Church parking lots are a great place to spend the night. If I drive 250 miles a day now I feel put upon. When we go to a museum we quite often spend the night in their parking lot. Everything is spontaneous.
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