AN ITINERARY UPDATE FOR THE LAST HALF OF '08

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
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Trip End Dec 31, 2008


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Sunday, June 22, 2008

When asked by our good friends Ruth Ann and Frank if they could catch up on our plans by looking at the blog, I realized it had been "a while" since I'd updated our itinerary online...I guess the time HAS really flown, because, when I looked back I realized that "a while" was 5 months ago!  Our year is half past, we've both aged a year, fuel has increased about $2 a gallon since last year...and we can't believe that we've been living this incredible life on wheels for two and a half full years...and we're still loving every minute of it!   Because of the cost of fuel, we are scheduling very carefully - staying longer in each place, utilizing our membership campgrounds as much as possible to avoid paying for our campgrounds, and planning the direction of our travels for the most efficient combination of miles driven and membership campgrounds utilized.

So, here's what's ahead for us the rest of this 2008:

June 21-July 3 Parish, New York - Near Greg's old stomping grounds, dirt tracks and old friends.
July 3 - July 18 Ottawa and The Gatineau to spend time with Greg's family
July 18-July 21 Pyke Family Reunion in Southern Ontario
July 21-Aug 1     Time split between 2 RV Resorts about 1/2 hour from Rose's Mom & Sister..also old friends
Aug 1-Aug 4      Parked at our Friends' Ruth Ann and Frank's house near Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 4                 Overnight in Wisconsin, en route to Minnesota
Aug 5-Aug 12    Parked in Maple Grove, MN, spending a week visiting Rose's old friends and cousins there
Aug 12 Overnight in Mitchell, SD, en route to Rapid City     
Aug 12-Aug 19    Membership Campground in Rapid City, SD - sightseeing-Mt. Rushmore, etc.
Aug 19-Sept 2     St. Vrain State Park in CO-visiting with Jess, Tom and Zach.  Keri visits Labor Day Wkend
Sept 2-Sept 16(?) Probably at one of our membership campgrounds in Gunnison, CO
Sept 16 - 23(?)     Probably at a membership campground in St. George, UT
Sept 23-Oct 7 (?)  Probably at our membership campground in Pahrump, NV
Oct 7-Oct 15 (?)   Probably at our membership campground in Bullhead City, AZ
Oct 15-Oct 29 (?) Probably at our membership campground in Verde Valley (Cottonwood) AZ
Oct 29-Nov 5 (?)  Probably at a membership campground in Apache Junction, AZ
Nov 5-Nov 10 (?)  Our favorite Nascar Race Weekend at Phoenix Int'l Raceway
Nov 10-Nov 19(?) Back to our membership campground in Verde Valley, AZ
Nov 19-Dec 3       At ourmembership campground in Las Vegas, NV
  Nov 25-Dec 1     Flying out of Vegas to Detroit to celebrate Rose's Mom's 90th Birthday on Thanksgiving!!
Dec 3-Dec 8     At our membership campground in Lytle Creek, CA
Dec 8-Jan 8      At Mission RV Park in Redlands, CA-Taking care of Dr. Appts., Visiting with friends, going to
                         Greg's Company Christmas Party, Celebrating the Holiday Season in our old home town!
Jan, 2009 forward - TBD  Our travels (or lack of) may be limited by the high cost of diesel fuel... we know that
                           we'll be back in Michigan by the end of May, '09 for Rose's Niece, Megan's wedding.
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