Monday, June 2, 2014

The Great Summer Road Trip

We're leaving this week on our first extended road trip in the RV.  Although we don't have a small yappy dog like many of our road tripping retired peers, we do have the appropriate wardrobe of casual wear so we can blend into the crowds.  I will not, however, be wearing socks with my sandals!

Those of you who have been following along know that every summer our grandchildren come to Oregon to stay with us.  This summer they will be with us until August.  We are leaving in the RV this week to drive from Oregon to South Dakota to pick them up.  Although they live in Texas, they are attending a family reunion in Iowa and for some reason my daughter decided that Mount Rushmore would be a good meeting point to hand them over to us.

Last week Hunter asked her mother why she and their father didn't spend more time with them in Oregon in the summer.  My daughter explained that although Hunter and her sister had the summer off from school, Mommy and Daddy still had to work.  To which Hunter replied with an astonished "WHAT??"

Yes, Hunter, the majority of the world still has to work.  The exceptions are kids and retired people.  One of the joys of retirement has been having the ability to spend time with my grandchildren who live far from Oregon in Texas.  We spend the summer camping, fishing, and exploring Oregon.  This summer we are venturing out on the open road.  In addition to Mount Rushmore we will visit Yellowstone.  We have no timeline and plan to stop whenever we see anything interesting.  Life is too short to waste a summer.  We'll be making memories on the road.  I hope we'll be able to find wifi and can post updates on our adventures.  

Be sure to wave if you see us on the road!
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