Pal, Atlas, and Kimball with Coco.
We are getting ready to start our RV travels for 2020 and what a busy year we have planned. If all goes as scheduled, we will be leaving our daughter Rachel, and her boyfriend Mark’s home in Austin, Texas and heading for our home state of sunny Florida. They have been gracious to have us and we have enjoyed our visit for the past three months.
We plan on staying and traveling through Florida until March. This will give us the opportunity to visit family and friends and take care of personal items.
Having lived in Florida for over 10 years you would think we would have seen it all, but a busy schedule of everyday living and work got in the way. Now we will be taking our time seeing both coasts and the Keys. The destinations through Florida are pretty well scheduled as it is difficult to reserve our preferred way of travel, State Parks and public lands, at this time of year. I am especially looking forward to our 14 days in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on Key Largo.
Then from our home in Central Florida we will be traveling up the East Coast with our first stop in Charleston, South Carolina. Though we were there a few years back it is definitely worth a revisit. Plans are made to see Kitty Hawk, Shenandoah National Park and a few other locations in between before our week stay at a regional park just outside of Washington DC. We hope to continue up the coast to Acadia National Park in Maine but that all depends on our time. We need to steer towards Indiana in May to a very important high school graduation of our grandson Zach.
Lastly, we are looking forward to volunteering again at Great Sand Dunes National Park for four months this Summer. We volunteered there last year for a month and enjoyed the people, hiking, scenery and pleasant temperatures.
We will wrap up our travel before heading back to Austin, at the much anticipated Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October. An event we have wanted to see for the last three years.
Whew! This will be one big circle over 10 months that could easily take us over 8400 miles.
Next up: 2019 in Review