Went to Walmart this morning and bought a few things for the mini-vacation tomorrow. I bought mostly sandwich fixings and soup because I don't do any cooking in the little Bronco other than warming something up because there's barely enough room in the kitchen to warm something up, so I can't imagine what it would be like to have a couple of pots cooking at the same time, much less counter space to set things, and room in the refrigerator to hold the ingredients. I know people full-time in vans no bigger than my little Bronco but I don't think I'm quite there yet.
An idea hit me the other day like a bolt from the blue, I've had ideas hit me like that before and I knew immediately what it was, it was an epiphany. The idea was about taking a real vacation, not a mini-vacation. I'm talking about a month or so and going to the Southeast to visit some of the places I grew up in, and here's the beauty part, take the little Bronco instead of the Arctic Fox! Keep in mind I had a Hallmark pop-up camper before and traveled all over the country in it numerous times, but I didn't live in it and that's a huge difference. But I did often stay in it for a month or so, so why couldn't I do that with the little Bronco?
One of my biggest concerns about pulling the Arctic Fox to the Southeast is the difficulty of finding places to stay, but if I was "vacationing" in the little Bronco I could park it just about anywhere which gives me more options on places to boondock and more chances an RV Park could fit me in. That and the ease of traveling in the little Bronco as opposed to towing the Arctic Fox would remove a lot of the travel time, the expense, and the stress, of traveling cross country.
Now this idea is not without its problems, since I have no desire to deal with the heat and humidity of the South anymore I would have to take this vacation in the Fall or the Winter. The Fall makes the most sense because I would love to be there when the leaves are changing, but those crisp Fall days in the South are sometimes freezing cold and snowy days in Denver where the Arctic Fox would be. So I would have to thoroughly winterize the Arctic Fox which means not just draining the pipes, but removing anything in the trailer that could be damaged by freezing.
Maybe there's a way to make this idea work and I'm going to give it a lot of thought this winter. It's too late to do it this fall, but next fall might work if I can figure a way to overcome a few obstacles which I may be able to do but will require a lot of relaxing and thinking, fortunately winter is when I do a lot of relaxing and thinking.
I parked the Arctic Fox a little too close to a flower bed.