Now that we know where Sean and Marissa are going, we’ve finalized our 2019 plans and started looking at 2020!
From Florida, we’re heading up to our cabin in Gatlinburg for a month in a real house! Then we’ll mosey up through Indiana to visit friends and family. I’ll be able to spend Mother’s Day with my mom! We’ll get our final warranty work done at the Entegra Factory in Middlebury Indiana. Following that, we’ll enjoy the month of July in Petoskey Michigan, then will loop around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula into Wisconsin. After visiting Milwaukee (Harley Museum!), we’ll shoot south to Nashville for the Labor Day holiday. We’ll visit Asheville NC for a couple of weeks, then stay a month near Greensboro, NC before heading back south to Florida. We’ll visit Disney for a week in late October, staying at the Fort Wilderness Campground and go nuts at the Theme Parks while our annual passes are still valid.
We’ll settle down for the winter season at a new RV resort: the Recreation Plantation in Lady Lake, Florida. It’s about a half hour from Jeff’s favorite mountain bike park in Santos and is quite near the retirement mecca of The Villages, with all of its amenities and activities. Recreation Plantation is primarily a seasonal park with many park models and a very full calendar of activities. They take their activities seriously! The exercise classes, crafting, and gaming sessions appeal to me, while the softball league, poker sessions, and pool tables appeal to Jeff. The location also offers cooler winter weather as compared to South Florida, and a more convenient jumping off spot for heading out West in the spring of 2020.
The new route map is posted!
I’ve also added a new “Our Travels” page to the blog. If you look at the top, you’ll see a tab for the Blog, About Us, Contact Us, and now, Our Travels. I added a synopsis of our 2018 adventures and included our 2018 map. I plan to do that every year to keep a running history of our journey-ing! I do it mostly for myself, because I get forgetful in my old age! We’ve done so many things, it’s easy to forget stuff.
We’ve also started thinking about a new 2020 West coast loop. I know that seems WAY in advance, but we’ve learned (the hard way) that some campgrounds book a year (or more) in advance. We try to think ahead, identify those critical places, and make a reservation well in advance. It’s much easier to modify/cancel plans than try to find something too late in the game!
Our time in Florida is nearly up. Just another week or so and we’ll be heading North again. Where did the winter go???