This dream has been in the works for about a year. It almost went off the rails and didn’t. It’s something we’ve never done before and hey… who knows how it will go! It’s happening though. Andrea and I are set to go on an extended road trip. Look out world!
Well… look out U.S.A. We’ll be bringing some Canuck “eh” your way real soon. It looks something like this… a counter-clockwise loop starting across the northern states as we head west and then east across the south after we explore the west coast. Can you say excited? Antici…
We’ve arranged for someone to live in our home while we’re away to make sure plants, Punch and everything else a house needs is attended to. It will be interesting to see if we come back to new bird songs that Punch has learned while we’re away. I’m skeptical… it’s hard to to teach a 25 year-old bird new tricks. But who knows! In any case we’re glad to have our home looked after.
Friends Along The Way
Pins on the map include places we’re interested in seeing, places people have suggested and places where friends we intend to meet up with live or love. Lots of uncharted territories in all of this, as it should be. It’s an adventure after all!
And we’re now into countdown, so looking forward to visiting as many of those pins as we can!
Packing… Space is Precious
We’ve been planning where everything goes for months. It’s involved a number of modifications to Babe so she has room for it all. Here’s a sample… I spent today working on roof-top storage. The last post talked about adding rails up top for a roof box. The added weight is a factor and will require heavy duty lift struts (ordered and will be delivered to Pete in South Bend). It also requires some thoughtful packing to take advantage of the cargo space up front. I’m happy with the choices I’ve made and tested out earlier today. We’ll see how they stand up to the test on the road.
And we’ll see What Tomorrow Brings
I know I’ll reorganize all the the things I did today and that’s ok. This is the time to experiment, now in the middle of our trip 🙂