"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost

Thursday, January 30, 2014

First Year on the Road Schedule is coming Together

Now the best part of fulltime RVing is that we will have the time and flexibility to change our plans whenever we need/want to.  The following is just a loose plan for the year with two concrete stops.

It's starting to feel a little bit more real when I made our first campground reservations today, so our new lifestyle of living on the road has its first planned campground stops.  Really was very exciting!  We still hope to head out in summer, but if the ranch doesn't sell, then these first plans will simply become vacations rather than "stops along the road".  Our only concrete plans are to head from Placerville (just East of Sacramento) to Seattle, WA where we will stay at Dash Point State Park near Tacoma.  We will be picking up my sister who will fly in for the reunion on the 4th of July week.  After a few days there we will all head to our intended destination, the Rest-a-While RV Park near Hoodsport, WA where we are meeting friends for a family reunion.

If our place does sell, then we'll head from Washington, east to South Dakota in August where we will finalize our change of address and get our new drivers licenses.  I'll add more about how we did our Change of Domicile later.  If it does not sell, then we'll do this part later on.

From South Dakota we have reservations for our second rally in September in Indiana with RV-Dreams (hopefully with our new rig)!

After that, I have ideas of where I'd like to be: Upstate NY where we use to live to visit friends, Vermont/New Hampshire for change of fall colors, Virginia where my husband is from to visit our nieces baby, and then down to the Florida Keys for Christmas!  Ever hear the song "Toes in the water, toes in the sand" by the Zac Brown band?  That'll be our new Christmas song!  We hope to fly the kids down to Florida to join us for our first Christmas on the road, but that's just too far ahead to know for sure.

And 2015, maybe head back west along the gulf states :-)  Oh the planner in me loves this part!!  I just LOVE maps!  Finding those special out-of-the way places and boondocking are what we love.  Anyway, back to today's reality :-)

7 comments:

  1. Your plans sound fun! Hope your house sells soon. We also will be at the RV Dreams rally in IN. See ya there.

    Allen & Donna

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    1. Thanks Allen, we look forward to meeting you both in Indiana!

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  2. Hi again, Debbie - thought I'd return the favor and come check out YOUR blog. How exciting that you're so close to hitting the road (I'm a little jealous! :)). I, too, am a planner and a map-lover... have you checked out a site called roadtripers.com? It lets you map out your route and find attractions and amenities along the way, plus it estimates gas expenses.

    I see you have plans to spend time in the Keys. We live in South Florida and have a second home in Key Largo - would love to share some tips about the Keys and maybe we can even show you around a bit while you're there. Let's be sure to touch base at the TN rally!

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    1. Oops, that's roadtrippers.com, and this is Tricia - you checked our my CamperVamp.com blog through the RV-Dreams.com forum. :)

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  3. Thanks Patricia, I played around with the site tonight and it's a fun site!

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  4. Debbie,
    We just upgraded to a 5th Wheel from a pop-up the end of March. It has only been 3 weeks since we decided to sell it all and go full-time! Our goal is to leave in August. We already had reservations in August (with our pop-up) in Rapid City, SD so we decided we just won't come back after that. From there we will also head to the RV-Dreams rally (our first) in September. Maybe we will cross paths in August or September!

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    1. Hi Sue. We had a pop-up too before this. It's quite the upgrade isn't it? We really did LOVE our pop-up though, no complaints there. We camped in it a couple years ago, just the two of us, no kids. It was not the same, very sad. I told Steve I didn't want to camp in it anymore until we had something else. We will definitely see you in IN at the rally if we don't see you in SD first :-) What made you decide on the FT decision? Where are you currently living? Selling first, or just heading out? Sounds great!!

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