Saturday, May 14, 2016

Starting to Plan Our Summer Route up North…

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We have been enjoying our last few days here at Lake Pointe RV Resort on Canyon Lake in Texas. The spring wildflowers are still going strong and we are certainly glad because we are not fond of the transition into the summer browns that the fields metamorphize into by mid-June. We also enjoyed having the grandkids up here one last time before we move north. We will drive over to visit them in San Antonio this weekend and then head north on Monday if the weather permits.

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Our summer plans will focus on several locations we want to visit and the route to them could vary depending on weather, new discoveries or feedback from readers and friends regarding  must-see locations! From here we plan to make our way to Minnesota as Sharon needs her annual physical and we decided we should do that at the original Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The map at the top of this blog is the most direct route to each target location and is in no way our exact route. How we get from here to there remains very flexible and we will for sure enter new states in our RV this year.

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We will likely go through Oklahoma, Kansas, maybe Missouri or Nebraska, Iowa and then we will explore western Minnesota. From Minnesota our next target will be Kalispell, Montana to revisit Glacier National Park. Before arriving there we will probably visit both North and South Dakota. After Montana we will amble our way down to Portland, Oregon for a short stay before spending some additional time in other parts of Oregon. From there it will be San Diego CA and Mesa AZ for our 2016-2017 winter stay.

 

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Whew!!! Now that we have “sort of” decided on our summer/fall plans we can focus on what to see and do along the route. If you have any suggestions we certainly would appreciate hearing them. We recognize we can’t see everything or do everything there is to do along the way but that doesn’t mean we aren’t willing to try.

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Photos in todays blog are from our park and the surrounding area. We have made several scenic drives and I was lucky to witness the birth of a fawn in the park outside our front windshield from my driver’s seat one morning. This park has served us well in allowing us many opportunities to see our grandkids and it is such a great location to explore this part of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

15 comments:

  1. Let us know when you're going to be around Portland. We're just a hop, skip and a jump away. Our nephew is Director Sales at Glacier. We're "thinking" we might take a trip that direction also but not sure when.

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    1. with all the rain in this area I don't even know where we will be tomorrow!

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  2. always feels good to have the big picture. Details always fill in. I try to make the holiday plans and reservations far in advance. like 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. We will be in San Diego area for winter too, perhaps we will have a chance for a meet up. Have a safe summer.

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    1. fell like I am safe for Memorial Day since I will be in the midwest - but I do got to figure out where we will be July 4th

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  3. We enjoyed staying at Tilley's while visiting Rochester.

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  4. Looks like a wonderful summer plan , wish we could do it.

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    1. yes too bad the rules don't change for those up north

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  5. Given the huge exchange rate benefit, I'm surprised you're not coming up to Canada for a visit.

    By the way, we're only about 170 miles north of your route should you decide to cross the border.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. thought about (or is that aboot it)and who knows we may still make it up that way... will let you two know

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    2. Lol...yes, aboot!

      We'll save a nice RV site for you here at the park.

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  6. We are considering doing a similar itinerary so maybe we will cross paths somewhere along the way.

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  7. Looks like a good trip. We will be in the Mesa AZ area tomorrow and will also be visiting Glacier later in the summer. Actually, two visits (west side and east side) with an excursion into the Canadian Rockies in between. Enjoy.

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  8. When you get to Minnesota travel a bit further north to our north shore (west side of Lake Superior between Duluth and Canada). It's the gem of Minnesota. If you only see the southern part it's just not very exciting.

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