It’s August in Georgia.
Yes, it’s Hot.
That means it’s time for our annual trip to someplace cooler. We’ve done it every year since I retired (except 2022, when COVID canceled our plans). Our biggest trip was our Summer In The Pacific Northwest (when the photo above was taken on our way through the Colorado Rockies).
Here’s a log of our annual trips:
- 2018: A 7,000-Mile Train Trip
- 2019: A Summer In The Pacific Northwest
- 2020: Michigan’s Upper Penisula AND A Drive Across America
- 2021: A Tour of The Midwest
- 2022: How COVID Attacked Our 2022 RV Adventure
We’re keeping it simple this year, a one-month trip to visit family in the Midwest, living in our RV en route (yes, we still have the same rig shown in the photo above, and we continue to love it after 5 years). As you read these words on Monday morning, we’ll be loading the 4 dogs into our truck and heading out. I trust you’ll understand if I don’t engage with comments on today’s post, that would be hard to do while pulling that 35′ beast down the highway.We're heading out today on our annual RV trip. Here's what we're planning... Click To Tweet
On The Road Again
Here’s the map of our planned route, starting with tonight’s stay in Cove Lake State Park outside Knoxville, TN:
We’re taking it easy this year, with our longest day being the 300-mile drive from Brown County State Park to Southern Michigan. If you do the straight math, we’ll be averaging less than 70 miles a day.
Time to visit family and enjoy some interesting State Parks on our way.
As is my routine, I won’t be writing while underway. I find it difficult to write while traveling, and it distracts me from being “present” in the moment. My wife and I will be doing a lot of hiking with the dogs, spending time outdoors, and enjoying quality time with the ones we love. I’m also packing my mountain bike and hope to get some rides and swims in along the way. I suspect there will also be some campfires and s’mores in store.
We love the freedom that retirement provides. Freedom to drive North when it gets hot in the South. Freedom to spend a month away from my computer. Freedom to be on the road again, whenever we please.
Freedom to live life.
I’ll be back online sometime in September when the heat of summer gives way to the first hints of Fall, my favorite time of year.
Time rolls on.
And, starting today, so do we.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer, I look forward to reconnecting in the Fall.