January 12, 2021
Temperature 61 Degrees
I’m sure we’ve all seen them, those state decal maps of the USA that go on the side of one’s RV.
This is ours from our last three years of full time travel. You start with an empty map and as you go along you add state after state to the map. Sounds simple enough, right?
But there is an ongoing debate. . . when do you get to get to put a new state sticker on yur map?
However, it seems there is not a consensus in the RV’ing community as to when a sticker can be applied for each state. If, like us, you are taveling as a couple the chances of having differing opinions is going to increase.
Well, let me offer some possible state sticker rules for your consideration.
You get to put a new state sticker on your map when:
- You drive through a state in your car or truck. You don’t stop, or even slow down, you just zip right on through.
- You left your RV behind, went to a new state and spent a night there in a hotel or maybe a night with some friends. I bet this is the way some RVer’s get to add Hawaii to their map!
- You drive through a state in your RV. As with your car you don’t stop, or even slow down you just zip right on through.
- You drive through a state in your RV, pull into a rest area and take at least an hour nap.
- You drive through a state in your RV, pull into a rest area and put boots on the ground to go to the rest room or to get a candy bar from a vending machine.
- You entered a new state in your RV and visited something unique that only took an hour to two to see but then you moved on.
- You entered a new state in your RV and spent at least one night there while on your way to your eventual destination.
- You entered a new state and it was your destination state where you spent at least two or more days.
So which of the above do you follow to put a new state on your sticker map?
May I suggest the following: it’s your RV, your life and your map so do what you want! Adopt one of the above, mix and match, or write your own unique rule.
What do we do? We decided early on that in order to put a new state sticker on the map requires that we spend at least one night in our RV in that state.
So what else did we accomplish today? Other than crafting rules for a state sticker map?
We did some shopping and I purchased some flowers for Ms. Barbara. It was definitely time to spoil her a bit. Other than that we each had a book to read and we played some Mexican Train. But not much more. Working outside was out of the question because the day was raw, rather cool and overcast from dawn to dusk. It definitely wasn’t Florida weather today.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. One day has begun to just blend into the next. We have one more major project to accomplish regarding Elvira but that won’t happen until the end of March. Until then we’ll just make the most of each day as they come. We hope you are doing the same.
Thanks for checking in with us today. We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.
These are the voyages of Elvira and her 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!