February 3 through October 12, 2008 we
tore up the roads of North America. We didn't mean to do it, but
did fall prey to the same condition confronting many new full-timers. There
were no limits to what we could do or see, right? No more job, no grass to mow.
Go anywhere we want as quickly as we want.
This map is the WBCCI Fly-Drive Caravan, where we flew
into Anchorage, AK, rented a 25' Class C motorhome, and followed a guided tour for several weeks.
This year we simply overbooked ourselves. We started from North Carolina with a three-
month trip to Florida. Then back to NC to drop off the rig and catch a plane to
Alaska. WBCCI has a wonderful quick caravan
in Alaska called "Fly-Drive Alaska". It was wonderful. Then fly home and
the next day head out for Bozeman, Montana, for the WBCCI International Rally.
Then immediately join up for the WBCCI National Landmarks West Caravan from
Hardin, Montana throughout the U.S. northwest for 53 days.
The lower map is of our travels towing the
Airstream everywhere the remainder of the year.
Immediately after the caravan, circumstances led us south from Bandon, Oregon
to Bakersfield, California, then up to Vancouver, B.C., then back to Bakersfield
and to Charlotte, NC. We collapsed upon arriving in the Charlotte area, and didn't
move for nearly three months.
Okay, got that out of our system. We can start anew next year, and try to
calm it down a little.