Golly, where does the time go, eh? As I set about gathering the photos and tallying the numbers to commemorate our second Roadiversary and see exactly where the time went, I thought it would turn out a bit pathetic considering half of our second year on the road was spent in one place. In a year when you think nothing else will surprise you, especially something of the pleasant variety, I was pleasantly surprised.
I’ve said it before, but in case you weren’t here or not paying attention, I’m not really an RV Travel Blogger. I’m a blogger who lives full-time in an RV, so I can see how that might be confusing, but I was a blogger for many years before we went mobile. If you don’t believe me and you aren’t supposed to be doing something more important than reading my blog (preposterous!) go click this link Before There Was Here or the tab of the same name up there in the header (phone readers, tap the three little bars for the drop-down menu.) When you’re done, come back here and I’ll walk you through an illustrated guide of the numbers we tracked during our second year on the road.
We visited five National Parks, two for the first time,
and six National Monuments, all for the first time.
We dined out eight times, which is less than our once-a-month “rule”, and that means I have credit built up heading into our third year.
We had the pleasure of sharing our favorite activity with several of our favorite people.
As well as two of the previously mentioned National Parks/Monuments, we stayed at six state parks, four USFS campgrounds, four regional parks, one BLM boondocking location, one military FamCamp, and five commercial RV parks.
We crawled and clambered.
We paddled and pedaled.
We encountered a new type of rattlesnack. THREE times. Fortunately, each time before they encountered us.
We only visited five states all year, but that’s really five states in six months, which isn’t that bad. In all but one, so many of our little mascots showed up along the trails, making us smile each and every time.
As we begin our slow roll back into the world, we will miss them and the landscape with which we’ve become so familiar. We will certainly return someday, perhaps just to explore, perhaps permanently. That decision has plenty of time to be made, and we have plenty of geography to cover before making it.