It's so hard to do, and this evening I said goodbye to Ara and Hannah. I know how sad it makes me, and I also know Jeannie is 10X sadder than I am. The girls will be leaving tomorrow.
I learned a few things from Ara about packing my cargo space and laying the second row of seats flat. Even when I'm tenting I worry about setting up and taking down in the rain or high winds. If I'm in a National Forest or on BLM land, I think I could sleep in the cargo area in a pinch. I remember last fall in a campground when my air mattress kept deflating, I ended up sleeping across the back seats from about 1:00 am on. I think I wouldn't be as scrunched up in the cargo area, and it's a good thing to know for an emergency.
The siren song of the road is getting louder and more insistent these days. I'm looking forward to a one-week road trip with Jeannie, Donald & girls the 3rd week in July, and then I'll have a week to pack up for my annual odyssey and trek to the east.
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