I’ve spent the afternoon starting the packing process… James, Mel and I will be on the road all month so packing is a little more involved than the shorter trips. And boy oh boy I can’t wait to go; we haven’t busted out Lance all month, so I’m suffering a little wanderlust fever.
Our first official stop will be the “California RV Show”, or by its better-known-but-unofficial-name, the Pomona Show. We’re planning to be there all day on Friday Oct 5th and Saturday the 6th. Our home base will be the Winnebago campervans display, so while we’re not running around seeing everything, you can find us in our overstimulated-kids-in-candy-store states near the Travatos.
To make it easier to find us, I’m going to make sure we’re hanging in the booth on both Friday and Saturday from 3pm-4pm. So! If you’re planning to come to the show, do swing by and say hi! The weather looks like it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL! This is big news, because usually when we attend this thing it’s two thousand degrees out.
After Pomona, we’re headed north on a volcano-themed tour… eventually landing in Seattle area before heading back to Utah. It’s been a while since we’ve tried a volcano tour. Last time, it turned out ill-fated and we had to abort it, as our old rig Das Bus decided to conk out at a gas station 80 miles from Medford, Oregon. That was the start of 8 days of being stranded while we waited for parts to arrive from Germany. Fingers-crossed the crystal we bought at Mount Shasta on that same trip (which now hangs on Lance’s rearview mirror) finally unleashes its protection powers and we have no such troubles this time around.
And get this. WE AREN’T BRINGING THE ROAD BIKES! I know, we’re being so outside-the-box for us. See! We aren’t predictable! We figured without the bikes we’d be more focused on hiking; and being on a volcano tour it seems hiking’s a better fit. Except we couldn’t totally go cold-turkey. The mountain bikes are coming. Hey, baby steps here.
We’ve only got a loose plan going forward on our volcano tour, so if you have places to camp, trails to hike, or parks to visit, please share!
And as for Pomona Show, hope we see you there!