I returned home a couple days ago after visiting Misty-Jade during her spring break. Towing the new beach house out to Iowa and back to Oregon was an adventure. I had my doubts on the way out and worried about the weather, but I’m glad I did it. In the future I would probably wait until April to tow a trailer in the northern states. The weather was great driving to Iowa, even if it was a bit cold. I had expected the weather to get better on the return trip, but I ran into light snow in Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon! And the wind was tough.
I had a wonderful visit with Misty-Jade and saw her compete vault at the Big 10 Gymnastics Championships held in Lincoln, Nebraska. I’m very proud of her scoring 9.85 and placing 6th! Her team will compete at the regional championships next week and try to qualify for nationals to be held in Texas in mid April. I’m going to fly out and watch the Gymhawks compete next weekend.
I’ve towed our previous travel trailer across the country in the past, but never with the intent of possibly full timing. I’ve read many RV blogs over the past couple years getting ideas about this new adventure. This trip to Iowa was different in that I made many mental notes of how I would do something if I were full timing. My time was limited on this trip, so I drove trucker miles to get across country. Obviously I wouldn’t do that full timing; maybe a couple hundred miles per day max and stay places for longer lengths of time. I did take the time to do some sight-seeing on this trip. I’ll write about some of my experiences and thoughts about the trip in the next few blog posts including Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska State Capitol, rest areas, gas stations, RV parks, and the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.