We hit the road today. We are actually just driving down Island to Victoria, where we will spend the night before catching the ferry that runs between Sidney and Anacortes Washington.
This will be the fifth winter we have headed to the south western US in search of warm temperatures and and sunny skies. We think we are ready, I hope we are. Garden stuff is put away, water taps are wrapped. Motorhome is loaded except for the last minute things we need..It seems that we spent the last couple of weeks getting there. We have pared down the three or four lists to one of last minute things. Travelling with three dogs means they have their own list…vet appointments, Jakes prescription filled, beds and blankets, dishes, food.
We can take our time getting ready to leave today as we’re only driving 90 miles or so, we haven’t decided whether we will spend the night at the Sidney Ferry dock or stay in Victoria.
We are hoping to get to Utah before the weather turns cold there. We have never been to South East Utah but it has been on our list for a few years.
Our friends Gay and Martin drove up from Sidney to see us twice this summer, the last time Martin brought us maps he had copied to show us where they had camped. They have spent quite a while exploring the San Rafael Swell. We met Martin and Gay the first time we went to Borrego Springs, and have seen them every year since, sadly illness prevents them from travelling this year.
It’s always hard to leave family and friends for five months, but we are looking forward to seeing our RV friends and travelling down new roads.