It’s all about the weather, ain't it?
My overriding goal has been to reach the Black Hills and Rocky Mountain National Park after the snow but before the crowds. And it looks like conditions are such that it’s a good time to proceed North-by-Northwest.
So I’ll take off sometime this week! In March, I posted my basic itinerary here.
It turns out that preparing to leave gets easier and easier the more I do it. Practice, practice, practice. It should be a pretty simple operation anyway since it’s just little ol' me in my little ol' van.
My future roaming will be slightly less free as I begin teaching my first nursing class in September. But with adventure just ahead, that task seems eons away.
Just a few items on my to-do list since I’ve already filled up both my Kindle and my gas tank.
- Check the generator oil
- Turn the fridge on
- Toss clothes, computer, and camera in the van
- Fill the water tanks
I’m sure I’m forgetting something. I've learned not to pack food because it’s easier to shop at my first Wal-Mart stop. That way, I don’t have to lug stuff into the house, then lug it back out to the van.