June 11, 2020
T minus 5
Temperature 96 Degrees
Where Shall We Go In 2021
I could not believe it. I actually slept until 7 am this morning! I never, ever sleep that late. I’m always up by 6:30 am at the latest. But not this morning. Gee, if I can only figure out what I did different the night before I would do it ever evening.
It was another beautiful day. Abundant sunshine, crystal clear blue sky and a moderate wind. We’re back to high temperatures but that is nothing new for this area. I’ve already checked and our next stop, Williams, is about ten to fifteen degrees cooler on average.
What did we do today? Not much. Barbara did some wash and the day’s dishes.
I played around with our proposed route for 2021 and this is what I’ve come up with so far.
When we finally leave Florida the beginning of April this is one possible route that we will take. We will stop in Myrtle Beach to visit friends and then swing over to Asheville, NC to tour the Biltmore Estate. We’ll make a stop in Front Royal, VA to visit our kids. We’ll end up in Ives Run, PA for a visit with my sister and her husband.
When we leave Ives Run we’ll head toward Ohio. We plan on joining together with my son Paul and his wife to do some traveling together. I have a preliminary stop planned for Sauder Village, Ohio which is the largest working historical village in America. We’ll then swing up into Michigan, go across the Upper Peninsula and finally end up in Green Valley, Wisconsin. This is probably where we will part ways.
Our plan is to head west from Green Valley toward Yellowstone National Park. Along the way we will stop at Wall Drug Store, Mt. Rushmore, Devils Tower and a number of other historical sites.
The final part of the summer will bring us down south through Wyoming and Utah to our winter home in Yuma, Arizona and then Congress, Arizona. All total we’ll cover about 4,500 to 5,000 miles which is our norm each year. Our intent at this point in time is to make Congress our permanent winter home. Will we purchase property at this time? Time will tell.
So what does everyone think? Any suggestions for historical sights, roadside attractions, or anything else? Thoughts on which roads to travel and which to avoid? Ideas on campgrounds, state or municipal parks to call home along our route?
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Yea, I know it is really early to be thinking about 2021. Sure, things can and will probably change by then. This year sure proves that out. As the saying goes, what will be, will be, the future is not mine to see. Still I’m just one of those who likes to think ahead.
Something to think on when we get up tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by today. We always appreciate your company and your comments. Until tomorrow.
These are the voyages of Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!