5 days until blast off! (roll off?) Anyway, we are just about ready...
Yesterday, over coffee at Starbuck's, we talked about some minor changes to our itinerary. We agree on so much: It's not just the destination that's important, but also the journey. There is only so much planning we can do, and the rest we will make up as we go. Should Zander go with us? He is Rae's adorable Scottish terrior, and we have a mutual admiration for each other. I vote "yes".
Tomorrow is the day we load up the RV, to organize and find places for everything. I plan to cozy up my bed with a cheerful comforter, pillows and a quilt. Now, can you imagine guys going on this trip? Would this be important? We are each deciding which stitching/quilting projects to work on, books to read, etc.
I am still waking up very early, but the lists are made. I am just very excited! Ellen
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Months in planning and anticipation, we are set to leave on September 5. Our destinations are Alexandria, VA for Rae to visit her daughter Brooke Payne and family; and Hampton, VA for me to visit Nancy and Mike Finney (my sister). Rae has been getting the "Gypsy", our home on the road, ready for the journey. As navigator, my job is the trip planning: Still a few details to work out, an itinerary to publish for our loved ones, lists to make and check off...but this is part of the adventure to be embraced, right? Only I woke up at 3:32, couldn't get back to sleep, mental list-making again. Whatever! Ellen