Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just Hanging Out Today

Today we were lucky to wake up to clear skies at 6:30 am. That meant we could get out for our 1 hour walk without rain protection. No sooner had we finished our walk and climbed back into the motorhome...and there was the rain! Perfect timing.

We began making preliminary plans for our departure on December 26th for parts south, and warmer. We will be able to call and make reservations at some of our membership RV parks on October 1st. Going to warmer climes in the winter will require planning and reservations. It is prime snow-bird country. We do already have our reservation confirmed for our spot at the Pismo Coast Village in Pismo Beach, CA. We will check-in on Jan. 14, 2010 and we will check-out on Feb. 26, 2010. We can make reservations there 6 months prior to check-in date.

Back in the day, we used to just "wing it" sometimes and leave on vacations without confirmed reservations or even a concrete plan. Since getting the 40-foot motorhome, we prefer getting a reservation most of the time. I know a lot of RVer's, and especially fulltimers, prefer to be free to go on a spontaneous journey. If we want to utilize our membership parks as often as possible, that does require planning. We're OK with that, but we have been known to change plans on the fly and go a different direction, as we did a lot this past summer.

Also today, I started sorting some photos for the albums I've been working on for the "Grands". I've got lots of pages to catch up on for both albums. That will keep me busy as the cool, wet weather sets in for the fall and winter.

Truthfully, we don't know the meaning of "bored". Bruce and I can always find something to do around here. That is one reason why we've taken to the fulltime lifestyle so well. Sometimes it seems as if there are not enough hours in the day for me. To quote Martha Stewart, "that's a good thing".

So until next time.....so long for now!


Jerry and Suzy said...

Making reservations is sure a mixed blessing. We also are into membership parks, but we don't know whether to keep some of them or not. So many of those parks are within maybe 200 miles of where we really want to go and things we really want to see, so any alleged savings from using those parks is quickly eaten up in extra gas mileage. But it's good to know you have a place reserved for the next few nights!

Rick and Paulette said...

We don't belong to any membership parks - just the usual Good Sam's and KOA memberships. But, since we've been RV'ing, we've always tried to make reservations ahead when we travel. That way, we just book to stop by 3:00pm each day and it makes for a very easy, stress-free day.