As 2016 comes to a close, we’re trying to plot our travel plan for 2017. We learned from our first 6 months of full-time RVing that plans do change (more than we want them to) and we really have to embrace it. It’s part of the adventure. So for the sake of leaving our travel plan open and flexible, or vague depending your point of view, here is the 2017 plan that we’ve been thinking about. I’m quite excited about what we’ll be doing next year.
We will probably stay in the Palm Springs area through the end of winter. The only set plan at this point is to be in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon in April to have solar system installed and Stimpy serviced. Stimpy didn’t come with any solar panels and the coath batteries need an upgrade. It’s time to have a new system installed.
We then will meander up to Vancouver, British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. We’ll spend about one and a half months exploring national parks in the Canadian Rockies, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. In late August and September, we’ll be visiting friends and spending time in our home state of Oregon. We have to be back in Southern California to put Stimpy and Ren in RV storage and fly off to Bangkok, Thailand in late October.
Every two years David and I travel to Bangkok to visit my family. We always visit other part of Thailand or nearby countries when we are there. When I was still held down by a job, I could only take off 2-3 weeks for vacation. It was hardly long enough for a trip with that distance. Now that we own our time, we can be there as long as we want. We planned to be in Thailand from the end of October 2017 to early February 2018. We are thinking about visiting Taipei, Sydney, and perhaps New Zealand’s South Island or Laos while in Southeast Asia. Where we’ll go haven’t been finalized. There are lots to be figured out but it’ll be a fun adventure.