What a year we have had. The year 2016 wasn’t all great but we sure enjoyed living life on the road in our beautiful country. We started the year off in Florida at Imperial Bonita Estates where we wintered a few months including the whole month of January. By the time we left Florida we logged 44 days of 2016 in this beautiful state.
Best Florida Memories – The white sandy beaches at Bonita Beach, the people at Imperial Bonita Estates and the Nokomis Drum Circle!
Worst Florida Memory – Our first major boo-boo happened to our RV.
From Florida we only spent two nights in Alabama and did not need to stay longer since we didn’t require a visit to Red Bay for any RV maintenance. We thought about going there to have our RV repairs done but we had no idea what the insurance would cover at that time so we moved on to Louisiana where we spent 35 days with most of it at our favorite RV park and location for fun at Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville Louisiana.
Best Louisiana Memories – All the different Festivals in Louisiana and having fun with friends at Betty’s RV Park!
Worst Louisiana Memory – Leaving Betty’s RV Park!
We moved on into Texas and it would be 62 days before we left the state of Texas and our former home. It was while we were there we decided our summer goal would be to check off the middle states in the USA, or as they are often called “the fly over states.”
Best Texas Memories – Reconnecting with friends and family. Having fun with our grandkids once again and enjoying the Texas wildflowers!
Worst Texas Memory – Figuring what was wrong with our slide out and repairing it.
After leaving Texas we headed north and first up was five nights in Oklahoma. This would be our first new state to visit this year. We might have stayed longer but this is tornado alley and we were in prime season.
Best Oklahoma Memories – Walking around the University of Oklahoma campus, a school I strongly considered going to for my college degree.
Worst Oklahoma Memory – Watching the weather closely for tornado watches… Yikes!!!
Scooting further north we entered our second new state of the year, Kansas. We also hastily drove through Kansas because of the weather but lingered long enough to stay 10 nights.
Worst Kansas Memory – Like Oklahoma our worst memory was our constant monitoring of severe weather in the state.
After leaving Kansas we entered yet another new state, Nebraska (our third new one this year). We only spent five nights in Nebraska as we were still running away from the spring storms or we would have stayed longer.
Worst Nebraska Memory – No real bad memories since we didn’t stay very long and the weather was improving.
(To be Continued…)