All hooked up and almost ready to go. I've still got to put in the slides, and put down the Wi-Fi antenna on the back and I'll be ready to ease on down the road.
I spent some of the day getting ready to leave tomorrow but everything is pretty much done and since I'm not leaving until about lunchtime tomorrow I've still got time to take care of any last-minute things.
The weather will be great for traveling tomorrow which is a good thing since I've got a long, tiring three mile trip ahead of me to Chatfield reservoir state Park where I intend to spend the night, dump my tanks and take on some water. I believe it was the famous Chinese cook and philosopher Chung King who once said, a trip of a thousand miles starts with one step, so this will be my one step.
I'm pretty sure now that I'm going to take the southern route to the Laughlin, Las Vegas area, which is South on I 25 to Albuquerque New Mexico and West I 40 all the way across Arizona. That way is more boring and not as pretty but I feel there's less chances of problems than taking I 70 through the Colorado mountains with its quickly changing weather patterns, and six or eight road construction areas that aren't usually fun to pull a trailer through.
Now keep in mind if I wasn't pulling a trailer I could easily get there in one long day, in fact I've done it before. But I'm thinking it will probably take me a week or two to get there this time, why? Because for me the trip is just as much fun as getting to the place I'm going.
I love being on the road, I really enjoy boondocking in a Walmart parking lot overnight. It makes me happy to pull into a state Park and stay there for three or four days on my way to someplace else. It's fun for me to stop at tourist attractions along the way, and spend an hour or a day seeing what there is to see. But most of all I love the freedom of stopping whenever I feel like it and staying as long as I want because the joy of the trip begins when you pull out of the driveway not when you get to a destination.
Its going to be hard to leave my comfortable boondocking spot next to my daughter and son-in-law's house, but the weather is changing and I need to be someplace where the sun is always shining and snow is something you see on the news at night.