Sunday, December 27, 2015
New Year Aspirations
But first, there's the 9th Annual Friends of Helen trip over MLK weekend, assuming the weather cooperates. I assume it will be another big group, but always fun.
We'll head to Quartzsite on January 19th or 20th for the famous 'Big Tent' RV Show. We've attended before, but our son is interested in attending with us because he likes to hear our reaction to RV floorplans and features. It's as much excuse as I need to attend. We'll likely camp north of town at Plomosa Road while we're there.
South West Arizona Geocachers are presenting their 13th Annual MEGA event which draws cachers from around the world. We'll likely stay at Mittry Lake or possibly Fortuna Pond. Still debating about taking the canoe along.
We're also planning some time in Flagstaff in late February. Could be cold and snowy or cool and dry. Only time will tell.
Helen and her dory are launching with a group that is all dories two days later. Both of them were on the trip that I joined two years ago. I'm planning on spending a few days at Lee's Ferry to see them and help (or get in the way) with launch preparations.
The only other reservations we currently have are for 6 days at Waterloo County Park in Waterloo, Oregon starting April 20th. This will be the second time we've attended the Spring Northern Oregon Gathering (NOG). Last time we attended before continuing our trip to Alaska in 2013 and were credited with bringing sunshine with us. I don't know if we'll be able to do it again, but we'll try. ;-) I'm not sure what route we'll take north.
After the NOG we'll spend some time wandering around the Northwest. I've asked Ellen at Glory Farm what might be on their project list, I understand my brother in Spokane may have some projects, and I'd love to visit friends in Three Hills, Alberta. If I'm really lucky, we'll work in a factory visit in Chilliwack and maybe a visit to Kellogg, Idaho. With lots of family and friends in the Northwest, we'll see who wants us to stop by.
After that (or before that,) who knows what our future may hold? The only other thing that's starting to percolate is plans for our annual Green River trip in late September. We'll be making shuttle reservations for that one real soon now.