Thursday, December 01, 2011

We leave in the morning

The two of us are chomping at the bit to get traveling again. We've been home since Friday, October 7th; not even 60 days.
The odometer reads 64,207.4 miles.
Our first stop will be the Suwanee River State Park which is not far from where I-75 crosses I-10.  We've stayed there before on trips like this. It's about a five hour drive from home. After that we head west towards NOLA. The plan is to drive into NOLA early Sunday, spend the day, then head out in the afternoon.
After that?  No plans. Don't know where we're going, when we'll get there or where we'll stay when we do.  We do know we will  be at Suzanne's house in Longmont, CO on 12/20. Chris installed a 30 amp/RV type plug in the front yard. Now we will be able to sleep on the street rather than stay in a campground.   Much more convenient, plus we were going to rent a car while we were there. Won't have to do that either. Suzanne has room for us to stay in the house but we prefer the camper. After a day of the joyful noise of  Izzy and Oliver, the quiet is nice.

I'm really hoping the weather in Longmont won't be really, really cold. The plan is to put a three gallons of RV antifreeze in each holding tank and hope that suffices until we can move south to warmer climes.

This morning at breakfast, we were talking about the camping trips we used to take many, many years ago with the girls. Carol and the girls would sing the Ballad of The Hobbit as we left the house.  Here are the lyrics.

The Ballad of The Hobbit

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The greatest adventure is there if you're bold.
Let go of the moment that life makes you hold.
To measure the meaning can make you delay;
It's time you stop thinkin' and wasting the day.

The man who's a dreamer and never takes leave
Who thinks of a world that is just make-believe
Will never know passion, will never know pain.
Who sits by the window will one day see rain.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
 Today we finish the final packing, household chores, grocery shopping, Mom's trip to the dentist and such things.  In the morning the adventure begins once again.

1 comment:

Pleinguy said...

Oh boy! Can't wait to read about your travels. Be sure to tell us about SRSP. I've been there, but not in an RV. Have a safe trip.