Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What’s Next

We’ve had some people ask us where we will be headed after we leave Wisconsin.

Our plan is to leave Wisconsin on September 19th.  Our first stop will be a Corp of Engineers park near Galena, IL.  We’ll head from there to Rocky Mountain National Park (with some stops in between).  We hope to spend about a week in that area and then visit some other National Parks in Colorado and Utah.  Much will depend on the weather.

We’ll purchase an annual National Park pass.  We plan to visit many of the parks on our way to California and on our way back to Wisconsin in spring.  Many of them are located out west.

Some time in November, we’ll head to Death Valley National Park in California.  From there we’ll head towards San Diego.  We are flying our boys to San Diego to visit for a week at Christmas. 

I’m currently researching a place to stay near San Diego.  I think I’ve narrowed it down to Woods Valley Kampground in Valley Center, CA or La Pacifica RV Resort in San Diego.  If anyone has any input, I’d greatly appreciate it!

We are Passport America and Good Sam members, so I’ve been trying to find a park with a discount.  You can drive yourself crazy researching campgrounds :)

I’m not complaining; it sure beats the alternative of staying in Wisconsin and working!

In January, we’ll head to Arizona.  There are a couple of campgrounds we’re considering.  Again, any suggestions would be very welcome.  Kevin is looking forward to Brewer spring training in March.

We won’t be workamping this winter.  We plan to wander and talk to many other snowbirds and fulltimers.  I hope to learn as much as I can from others who are living this wonderful life.

The weather continues to be hot and humid.  The mosquitoes and flies are beastly.  Last night one of our tent campers came to Kevin desperately in search of bug spray.  This poor guy had gone to all 3 stores in Columbus that sell it, and they were all sold out.   We were able to help the guy out.  I can’t imagine being outside after dark without spray.  We still need to spray every morning before we take our walk. 

Monday was golf day.  As usual, I had some good shots and some bad shots.  My drives and fairway shots were actually pretty good.  Chipping and putting was another story.  Maybe some miraculous day, I’ll be able to have it all come together :)

Yesterday Kevin drove into town to golf with a former co-worker and friend.  I also drove to town to take my mother to an appointment.  Mom and I had lunch and picked up our mail at Eric’s house.   It was a nice day.

On the way home, I stopped at Wal-Mart in search of another fan.  We have a ceiling fan and a portable fan we used in the bedroom.  I bought one more small fan to use in the living area.  We have found that keeping the air moving in this hot weather, really helps keep the camper cooler.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. Sounds like you all have some great plans for the next few months. :-)
    We haven't gotten that far ourselves...are we awful or what??

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. I guess it's hot just about everywhere!

  3. October and November are great months to be traveling and visiting the parks. Kids are all back in school, so there are fewer people around.

    I don't think you have mentioned what kind of rig you have. Are you in a motor home or a fiver?

  4. Sounds like you have a big list for this winter. Just remember to slow down and enjoy! :)

  5. Where is the COE park near Galena? We travel that area as we have family in Elizabeth and I love Galena. We are just starting our travels also. We will be heading similar directions! For Christmas we are flying our sons into Vegas. The youngest just turned 21 and thinks that is pretty cool. Love the San Diago area too. I'll be following to see what park you decide on.

  6. That COE in Galina has RR tracks running right by some of the camp sites if I remember correctly. You might want to check it out on Google earth to be sure. At least take a site away from the tracks.


  7. Several years ago, we stayed at the Del Mar Racetrack. It was really convient. All pavement with FHUs so not to appetising.
    Not a destination.



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