|Part of my family (not everyone made the trip)|
I recently read Amanda's (Watsons Wander) post about planning for their upcoming travels. I like spontaneity, but I also LOVE to plan future trips. A friend and I were talking at work about upcoming trips. We both agreed that the planning and looking forward to future trips is a big part of the joy of RVing. At least for us.
Greg and I have talked and dreamed about how we will decide where to go. We have a BIG list of places we want to see and explore. We have lived in snow country since the mid 90's. We lived in South Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City/Park City, Twin Cities of Minnesota and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We will be ready for a change. Like a lot of full-timers - we plan to avoid cold weather and snow. But, beyond following the sun, we also have destinations that will drive (pun intended) where we go.
We want to see
- Music Festivals
- Shakespeare Festivals
- Hot Springs
- Astronomy Gatherings
- Orienteering Events
|Group fire with music stage in the background at High Mountain Hideout |
Music Festival this summer. We stayed in our van right next to the music
venue at Taos Ski Valley
|Looking down from our hike at the temporary camping area at Taos Ski Valley|
|Greg hamming it up on the set of The Tempest in Boulder this summer|
Greg is continuing to build and expand our Campsite Review Map. I am working on gathering resource sites for our destination goals. We are going to add a destination page to keep links for our areas of interest to make it easier for us to find and track all these festivals and destinations we want to experience.
|Greg on one of our daily walks along the beach|
|Turtle Bay on Oahu|
When we travel now, we always look up great hikes and any festivals/rodeos and definitely hot springs in the area. After our family time on Maui, we went with my Aunt and Uncle (who I lived with from eleven to eighteen) to Oahu. We were staying at the Hale Koa on Waikiki. Greg discovered that there was a high school rodeo the week we were visiting. So, we rented a car and drove to the other side of the island. We stopped first at the Byodo-In Temple. What a stunningly, beautiful location. We then spent a few hours watching the high school rodeo.
|Waikiki from the air|
|Our sock monkey friend also enjoyed the peaceful grounds at the Byodo-In Temple|
|High School Rodeo at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu|
|Floating about with my Aunt|
|Can't beat swimming in January. Diamond Head in the background.|