Friday, April 11, 2008

Preparing for Summer Trip

Tom and I have spent the past 2 days getting our plans in order for our summer travels. Our plans include a family reunion in Fayette, Ohio, a Newmar International Rally in DuQuoin, Illinois, a Newmar FMCA Pre-Rally in St. Cloud, Minnesota and a FMCA International Rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. These events are all occurring within one month. We had to figure out the travel time from one event to the next and where our stops for each day will be. Usually, we don't make reservations this far ahead but because of the timeframe that these events occur we feel more at ease knowing where we will be from day to day. The reservations for the rallies have been made on line, when possible, or have been sent off through regular mail. Reservations for campground stops between rallies have been completed except for a campground that will not be open until later this month.
The time following the rallies is open-ended at this time. We have found that when attending rallies we hear about events or places to visit that sounds interesting and we make plans based on this knowledge. We've passed through Minnesota several times but haven't spent much time in this state so we hope to see what this state has to offer. We then expect to head toward the east through Wisconsin and Michigan. These states are usually cooler, especially around the Great Lakes area, in the summer time than other places.