Sunday I started writing a post entitled "We don't quite agree" when Craig looked over my shoulder and said "We should talk about this..." So, I deleted the content but somehow the title got published.
It drew some amusing comments which I didn't discover until tonight. We really weren't having an argument or anything, we just didn't have the same ideas.
The "what" we don't quite agree on is how far we should go for a weekend trip.
Although I do enjoy walking up the back drive to just visit the Alfa, and sleep in her from time to time, I want to get more experience helping Craig park her and also learn to drive her myself.
I've read that it's good to drive an RV at least once a month to keep the engine and tires "happy." So I want to scheduale a couple of short trips between now and our longer Christmas adventure.
Craig agrees with all of that.
But we differ on suitable distances and destinations.
Craig suggested Crater Lake, Oregon, But it's 489 miles away, and closed for the winter.
His next suggestion was Death Valley. It's 515 miles in the other direction.
No dear, these are not weekend drives.
We have driven that far in a day, but even then it was not just for a weekend, and it was not in a motor home.
I'm thinking no more than 100 miles.
Less would be even better.
We tossed around a few other destinations and finally settled on Pinnacles National Monument. It's about 90 miles away.
We went there on 9/11 in 2002. We wanted to go somewhere peaceful and away from all news broadcasts, not wanting to be deluged with "one year later" media coverage. The trails were very interesting, but unfortunately it was about 100* that day, and I suffered a case if heat exhaustion while hiking up the mountain. I hope I will do better this time. Maybe we will take an easier trail!
The temperatures are sure to be cool, if not cold! We might even have a bit of stormy weather. But if we do we can just hunker down and be cozy.
So our next adventure is planned for this upcoming weekend. Reservations have been made. We will leave on Friday and come home on Monday.
It looks like we will have a very nice spot. It is rated for a 37' RV, and is quite near the visitors center and the shuttle bus stop. It only has a 30amp hookup with no water or sewer, But I think we will be just fine without.
There is a potable water spigot near our spot, I have been told it tastes terrible, so we have decided to fill our fresh water tank at home before we leave.
Since bringing the motorhome down to the front drive is part of turning it around to get out, we will fill the water from the house. I will have to go and buy an extra white hose so we can reach the gravity fill, but that's OK, it's something we can use later if we want to flush our tanks.
Now to plan what clothes to take and what we will be eating ...
And before I forget... Welcome new followers Allen and Lolita, I look forward to getting to know you thru your blog and comments.