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I arrived here yesterday around 1:00 pm. It was a very short tow of only about 40 miles. This is the only campground I could find with vacancies for the 4th when I made reservations about a week
ago. Today was a relaxing day while I defrosted the refrigerator/freezer. It's the first time I've had to do it since I got Liberty. The ice has been building up gradually and I should have done it several weeks ago but I kept
|Freedom and Liberty before the campground fills up|
|Looking out my door|
Today marks 12 weeks on the road. As I've said before, time seems to have changed since I started RV'ing fulltime. Every day is something new. The only things that are constant and familiar are Freedom and Liberty. Sometimes when I look back over some of the places I've been I have to concentrate of where I was camped, what state I was in and what I was doing. I put a list of the campgrounds down today and couldn't remember some of the towns that were near the campground. Either it was so insignificant that it never registered with me or my memory is fading faster. I'm hoping that it is just me being overloaded with new things to see, do and remembering. My mind may be prioritizing things and filing what it considers insignificant way in the back. Before I retired and hit the road, the majority of my days, weeks and months were dealing with things of which I was very familiar. The roads, towns, work, stores and people were generally the same every day. There were probably days back then when I could just go on auto pilot or predict just about every event that would occur in a particular day. That has all changed now. I feel as though I need to stop for a week or so in some nice place so time can catch up to me. It is as though a lot of the memories of the last 12 weeks are still behind me waiting for me to slow down so they can catch up. It sounds a little crazy, but I guess I had to be a little crazy to do what I'm doing.
Note to Olivia and Tucker: when you read this a couple decades from now, I'm only kidding about the crazy part, it doesn't run in the family.
I put the statistics together for the 12 weeks of traveling. I haven't consciously tried to budget any of my activities. I have started tracking expenses as of July 1st but still not budgeting. I will need this information as the months and years go by so I can see places where I can either cut back or splurge. The table includes the stats from week 8 so I can compare.
|Gallons of Gas||477||700|
|Num of States seen||9||14|
|Num of Campgrounds||19||27|
|Avg miles between CG||140||150|
|Avg days stayed in CG||3||3|
|Route thru 12 weeks on the road|
I'll end with a picture of Olivia that Brittanie sent me the other day. She is still so wide-eyed and alert. She has been that way since she was born.
Ya'll take care of each other. Cya down the road.