As I get older, and now that retirement is here, there are so many places left to visit. While we were working and had the money, we travelled extensively outside the US, saving the long driving trips for when we had more time. The time is now. So here’s our RV bucket list to start working on while we still can. We figure we have about 10 years left to pull the 5th wheel around. After that, we’re going cruising – or condo-ing. No more sewer hook-ups when we’re 80!
1. Utah Canyon Lands. Actually, this is on the list for this year. We stopped by Bryce Canyon several years ago but were in a rush to get back to work. Work?
2. New England in the Fall. I want to go up into the Canadian Maritime country but this has to be done in the peak of summer so I don’t freeze to death.
3. The Gulf of Mexico from south Texas all along the coast to Key west. Again, done little pieces of this and missed a great deal because we had to get back to work. Really?
4. The Washington DC and Chesapeake Bay. Been to DC, Baltimore, Williamsburg and the eastern shore for very short visits because I had to get back to work. I’m starting to see a pattern here.
5. San Diego. I grew up in San Diego and have been itching to go back to the old neighborhoods and see what I can. I want to have Italian food at Lido’s in Lemon Grove. We left there in 1973 for work elsewhere.
6. The Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountains are calling. The closest I’ve been is Charlotte, NC for a work convention and couldn’t leave without getting busted.
7. Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My maternal great grandparents settled there from Norway. Never been there!
8. I want to dig for diamonds in Arkansas, but went to Little Rock for a convention once.
Well, halleluiah! Work no longer dominates my every waking hour and the open road is calling.