Final Preparations To Get On The Road To Oregon As Summer Calls Our Name

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As the temperatures have started to rise toward 100 degrees here in Quartzsite, AZ over the past few weeks, we’ve heard the call of summer and started to finalize plans for our trip north and the new adventures that will lie ahead.

It’s amazing how fast the winter has flown by and as the tarps have come down on our tent/playroom/hobby workshop, we are scrambling to finalize all the last minute details as we prepare to hit the road. (Including the whopping 10 new tires that are being put on the motorhome and the Excursion before we leave town. Ugh)

This summer, one of our early targets is Astoria, Oregon for the Fulltime Families rally and the first time in a long time that we’ve had to be somewhere on a specific date.

As part of our free spirited lifestyle, it’s rare that we know where we will be next week, let alone 2 months in the future. So this has thrust mommy into planning overdrive, mapping out the first 6 weeks of our summer and making plans with all the friends we are going to be meeting up with along the way.

Timing our trip to arrive at the KOA in Astoria has now turned into a series of 9 campgrounds that we’ve booked along the way – staying 2 or 3 days in one spot and a week at a time in a few other spots where we know we want to cover more of the local sights and attractions.

This has meant pulling out the atlas, consulting CampClubUSA and Passport America locations for the best deals on camping rates, and heading to to check out what others are saying about our potential picks. And it is also the first time that I’ve actually mapped our travels out on a calendar and sat for a few hours making phone calls to book 9 separate reservations! It’s been a great deal of fun, but definitely not something I’d relish doing all the time.

In addition to planning our stops, I’ve also had to research and compile our “to do” lists in each city we’ll be visiting. And since this trip will involve three brand new states (Idaho, Utah and Washington), we’ve already had a wish list of things to do and see along the way (Bryce & Zion) as well as new spots that others had told us about that we are looking forward to exploring – Lagoon amusement park, Roaring Springs waterpark, the Treehouse Museum and so much more!

So in a few day, the slides will come in, the engine will roar and we’ll be off and running on making memories for the summer of 2011.
Stay tuned for our adventures!

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