The prospect of heading out West this fall has got me thinking about all of the neat places I want to visit while I’m out that way: the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, redwood forests, the northwest coast, boondocking in the Southwest desert and checking out Quartzsite, and just about every National Park in Utah.
I find that when life gets hectic, like right now when I’m in a car something like 18 hours every weekend for rehearsals up in Atlanta, and then doing my homework for renaissance festival stuff, getting in my volunteer hours, cleaning my RV, scheduling truck maintenance, taxes, keeping up with this blog and the online RVing community, keeping up with my non-RV related social engagements, applying to seasonal jobs for later this year, and trying to squeeze in a visit to the dentist for a cleaning, it’s great to do things to remind myself why I’m living this lifestyle.
The rest of you working full-timers out there have no doubt experienced days or weeks like this too. And for those of you getting ready to go RVing, I remember what it was like, trying to pull all of the pieces together for your big on the road debut. It’s a lot of effort, and sometimes the rewards seem so far away.
Especially this time of year, when in most parts of the US the arrival of March heralds the first hints that winter is on the way out and cabin fever can drive a person mad. Why can’t the weather hurry up and change so we can get out and do things?
Sadly, mother nature seems not to have gotten the memo yet in many states this year, which makes waiting all the more difficult. So to help drive those March doldrums away, lets think about some of the great places we’re going to go see once the weather clears, the work is all done, and the road is ours once again (or for the first time!). Besides what I listed above, I’ve discovered that Lake Tahoe is quite close to Fernley. I would be a fool to miss that while I’m working out there. What place or places are at the top of your to-see list?
Image of Lake Tahoe courtesy of David Berkowitz