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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our Western Trip

Welcome to our new blog. We are posting this blog so that our family, friends, and others may follow along with us on our adventures as we travel around the US. This trip will be an extended one circling the larger part of the Western US and will be all new territory for us. We are very excited and anxious to get started. We have a route and destinations planned for the trip, but I'm sure we will add to and take away from it as the adventure moves along. The planned trip distance is about 9,000 miles and will take us through  22 states and estimate will take 3 to 4 months to complete.We normally try to limit our daily distance to around 250 miles, and overnight in campgrounds along our route. If we find unplanned attractions in that area, we may extend an extra day or two, so we normally do not make advance reservations. We pretty much "fly by the seat of our pants"! Below is a map of the planned route. The red push pins are planned stops and destinations. You can enlarge the map by clicking on it, and to return to the blog, click the X in the upper right hand corner. This will be same for pictures that will be included in the blog. This is a somewhat ambitious trip and we are very excited but also have some apprehension about being gone from our family and friends so long, but feel like this is an adventure of a lifetime.  So sit back, buckle up and hang on as we start our journey!