I’ve got hitch itch something fierce as the last week of Amazon approaches. Almost free, woohoo! I’ve had a lot of questions about where I’m going after Amazon, so here’s the scoop. As always, these plans are written in jello and subject to change at any time, ’tis the nature of RVing. In fact, I often ask myself why I bother writing up my plans since they usually change significantly over the year, but people ask so I try my best.
My last day at Amazon is the 20th. I’ll be leaving Boyd the morning of the 22nd and spending a couple nights parked in a friend’s driveway in Lubbock.
From there I’ll be working my way to Phoenix where my best friend Julie is flying in on the 30th. We’ll boondock together in the area for a week before I return her to the airport to fly home.
Shortly after that the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous starts in Quartzsite, I’ll probably be attending the first half. Overlapping that is the Xscapers Convergence, I’ll probably be attending the second half.
After that plans become more generalized. I’ll likely hang out in Arizona for the rest of the winter. I have other friends I can go visit, I have one or two things to take care of on the Casita, there are other places in AZ I’d like to spend some time. I may or may not attend the Fiberglass RV rally in February.
I do need to renew my driver’s license in SD this year (really, five years already?) but I’m hoping to get an extension so I don’t need to go up before my birthday at the end of Feb to do it (April or May sounds much better). So after Arizona I’ll be working my way up that direction. From SD I’m thinking of swinging east towards Wisconsin to visit family and friends. And perhaps Amazon next year will be done in Kentucky or Tennessee as I’ll be east of the Mississippi.
I applied for my passport (finally) about a month and a half ago and next time I have my mail sent I’m hoping it’ll be in there (as my “home” address isn’t a home address it may take longer to sort out). If it is I plan on doing a day trip to Los Algodones in Mexico when I’m in Quartzsite, and maybe I’ll try another out-of-country trip (flying most likely, and not real long) later in the year. We’ll see. Jello, remember.
So, where are YOU thinking of going next year? I’ve still got four more work days to get through and hearing about you travels will help pass the time. Plus, I’ve found sharing destinations is a good way to discover other neat places to add to the list, and it keeps the excitement of RVing alive during these not-so-good weather months (I believe Saturday’s low is going to be 19 here in north Texas, brrrr).
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Edit 12/17: Hello Everyone!
Tonight was the release meeting/party at Amazon and it ran late, hence my evening is also running late. I don’t have time tonight to respond to all 32(!) of your comments in person but I have read every single one of them and I thank you all for sharing and giving me something else to think about other than the rocking of the Casita in this ridiculous 15 degree windchill. You’re the best readers a blogger could hope for!
Tomorrow after work I’ll respond to the questions and as many other comments as I can. For those of you caught in this cold front, stay warm tonight!
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