Saturday: drive 219 miles. Sunday: drive 184 miles. Monday: drive 114 miles.
So what was learned on this trip?
Driving 9,224 miles in the Lazy Daze is a whole lot. (Not including 2,967 miles in the Rav4.)
Being on the road for 110 days is a whole lot.
Spending $3,900 on gas is a whole lot.
The East Coast via RV was a disappointment to some extent:
– Both coming to and going from the east had many 200-mile days. That may not sound like that much, but that usually takes 6 to 7 hours at 55 mph, including lunch, stops for gas and photography, and slowing down for road work, town speed limits and slow cars.
– Most areas are so developed and crowded that we couldn’t easily pull over in the RV to photograph or even eat lunch when we wanted to. A majority of lakes (Great or other) had few public areas where we could stop and look at the water. There are a lot of state parks, but we didn’t want to pay an entrance fee to spend an hour there.
– Our time was tightly budgeted so we could be in New England by late September when the fall color was going. There were many sights we didn’t have time to see and “down” days we couldn’t take.
However, it was worth doing once. We enjoyed ourselves and saw many places we’d like to go back to explore further. Just not necessarily with the RV.
Many thanks to our good friends, Rick and Mary, for keeping an eye on our house and sorting through our copious mail to find our voting ballots and other relevant mail and forwarding it to us. (They apparently dumped all the voting junk mail, of which there must have been a ton.)
It’s good to be home!