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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2018, 12:11:42 PM »
I started out knowing that I wanted to be up north all summer and head south all winter. I have a notebook (I write everything down) and researched top must sees or must dos of each state. (We're skipping the NE states that we've already been to) I did lots of Google searches. I made a tentative plan and then added a lot to it after getting advice here on this forum. If you read through this thread and the one on bucket lists, people have awesome suggestions. That's where I started.
There's so much to cram into such a short period of time lol, you realize how much there is to see and do once you try to plan it all in a 10 month period. You also need to remember to plan on time for laundry and "house keeping" like vehicle maintenance. I have a cram packed schedule, HOWEVER, I am using that as a suggestion and over planned instead of under planned. So there are things on our itinerary that we will probably not wind up doing if I need a down day or aren't up to driving, if someone gets sick (there are 7 of us so it's bound to happen at some point), if we have vehicle issues, if we decide to stay somewhere longer than planned to see more there, if we hit bad weather, if places are closed etc etc etc.
Also, like Tom said (and he is an AWESOME source of information, he's been a huge help to me over and over again) I also don't re-cross my path.
Amanda
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SeilerBird

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 01:03:50 PM »
Also, like Tom said (and he is an AWESOME source of information, he's been a huge help to me over and over again) I also don't re-cross my path.
Thanks Amanda but you shouldn't say things like that here. You might get tarred and feathered by one of my critics. :o

The reason I don't cross my path is due to planning. I find it much easier to look at a map with a circular route than one where you travel willy nilly all over. After I plan a route I spend at least 15 minutes a day reviewing my route and making adjustments. I go over the route section by section and look for ways I can cut some unnecessary mileage from the trip. I also look for interesting places to stop on my route. For my money the planning is about 1/2 the fun of a trip.
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2018, 02:59:50 PM »
Thanks Amanda but you shouldn't say things like that here. You might get tarred and feathered by one of my critics

Lol I can handle it
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
July 31, 2019- begin our 10 month cross country trip
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2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2018, 07:05:30 PM »
I've been traveling the lower 48 for 16 months now, admittedly without much of a plan...I've avoided backtracking for the most part, but have crossed paths a few times.  I think I have 9 states left.

It looks like you've got a good plan, it may definitely be a hustle in some places.  I think you need to reconsider December though.  I lived in Northern AZ for 17 years, you could end up in some cruddy weather for sure in December.  Flagstaff is usually snow skiing by then, and if not timed right you could end up in some good storms.  Same goes for CO, UT, and NM. 

Enjoy the trip!
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SeilerBird

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2018, 07:09:27 PM »
Lol I can handle it
You are such an angel. If you lived in Florida and I was 20 years younger I would challenge your boyfriend to a duel. :o
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2018, 09:13:44 PM »
I think you need to reconsider December though.  I lived in Northern AZ for 17 years, you could end up in some cruddy weather for sure in December.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the weather. We may have to park one place and do day trips in the car if need be. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
July 31, 2019- begin our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up

RVMommaTo6

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2018, 09:14:53 PM »
You are such an angel. If you lived in Florida and I was 20 years younger I would challenge your boyfriend to a duel. :o
Lol thanks, but no boyfriend- too busy doing the mom thing
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
July 31, 2019- begin our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up

SeilerBird

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2018, 04:11:31 AM »
Lol thanks, but no boyfriend- too busy doing the mom thing
There is something seriously wrong with the men in Rochester.  :o
I wonder if I can move my fiver with my Veloster :o
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RVMommaTo6

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2018, 09:08:05 AM »
Lol thanks, but it's very much by choice
Amanda
Mommy to 6 great kids who love camping and traveling
July 31, 2019- begin our 10 month cross country trip
2015 Thor Motor Coach A.C.E. 30.2
2010 35ft Springdale bunkhouse TT
2001 Jayco Pop-up

SeilerBird

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Re: Lower 48
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2018, 10:16:07 AM »
Well if you ever change your mind then sell your house, move into the RV and come live in Florida. I will get a phony drivers license listing my age as 39.  ;D
I would like to apologize to anyone I have not yet offended. Please be patient and I will get to you shortly.
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