Monday, March 25, 2013

Time to Plan Ahead

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 72 Lo 60 -- Perfect weather at the moment, but it's windy and from the northwest, so it's going to be cold the next couple days then back to 80's. This has been a strange spring so far for Florida. We don't remember this many cold snaps in March even back when we were stationed here in the Air Force.

Today Jim worked on planning our summer travels. We're adapting more and more to the "no reservations" lifestyle, trying to just wing it more as far as campground stays. We do sometimes have to make reservations, such as for the famcamp at Scott AFB, IL. That's our home base when see the grand kids. Like most military campground they tend to stay full. Very tentative plans right now are for us to spend about six weeks in Illinois, split between the St. Louis area (Scott AFB) and Homewood, just south of Chicago. That's the homes of our two sons and the grand kids. After that we're making our way across Indiana and Ohio, then some visits with friends in Pennsylvania. Then it's on to New England, upstate New York, and back down the east coast to North Carolina to see Jim's family. By then it'll be time for the Carolina Clan rally in Huntington Beach State Park, SC, then back to Florida. We've never been to the New England states, so we're really looking forward to that. Should be a fun summer!

We both did our walk and Jim did the laundry. I crocheted a potholder to be sure I remembered how to do it. I also did some computer games, but that took the whole afternoon. Jim grilled some ribs tonight before going to play cards.

Today was a fun day. We both enjoy planning our trips. I just hope there's no more snow when we get to the midwest. :)

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Jessica Riker said...

Maybe this summer you will be up our way. :) We will be in Catskill, NY for a couple months, and up in Peru, NY in the Adirondacks mid-July to mid-August.

TravelingLongdogs said...

I wouldn't be too quick to set out. The weather seems to be colder and more snowy than usual in the central states.

owensontheroad said...

I hope that next winter in Florida is nicer!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Our son is transferring to a Coast Guard cutter in St. Louis in June, so maybe we'll see you at Scott AFB.

Bob and Jo said...

Way behind in reading blogs. We usually don't make reservations but summer is heavy use so we make a lot of reservations, especially on the holiday weekends. At least that has been our experience in Minnesota and Michigan. Have fun this summer.