LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Hot. High 90
Now settled in for awhile, I wanted to provide an overview of our trip. The first photo is the first leg – from Mission, Texas to Montana. When we left here in June, we didn’t know what to expect, Covid-wise. Some national and state parks were closed, so I reserved 3 stays in RV parks to use as a base. We then did a lot of day trips. This part of the trip was mostly pre-planned.
After we left Missoula, MT, we didn’t have a planned route. We spent quite a bit of time in Wyoming and Colorado, and then headed to Duluth, MN where we spent a week with our daughter in an AirB&B.
After Duluth, we headed south. The weather started turning, and we wanted to avoid high winds and hail. We did this leg of the trip fairly quickly.
We had a wonderful trip. Here are some stats…..
Number of weeks: 19
Number of states: 14 (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri, Arkansas
Number of national parks: 5 (Glacier, Badlands, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, Wind Cave)
Number of state parks: 7
Number of National Forest Service parks: 4
Number of Army Corps of Engineers parks: 10
Number of commercial RV parks: 11
Number of times smooched off friends: 3
Number of miles on pick-up truck: 15,000
Number of miles on Joy, our Airstream: 11,000
Number of Harvest Host stays: 27. Breweries, brewpubs, wineries, distilleries, museums, golf courses, and farms.
Number of times we almost ran out of gas: 6
Number of divorces (due to being together 24/7): 0 – Happily so!!!
Number of enjoyable breweries and brewpubs: Too many to remember!
Number of yummy dishes cooked over a campfire or gas grill: About 150
Number of great experiences along the way: Countless!