the road is calling and we must go

The new ride.

This lovely Highlander is ready to hit the road and head East.

We plan to get an early start this morning and drive the 380 miles to Bozeman. The last time we drove from Idaho to Rhode Island was September, 2015.

I read some of those blog posts and discovered we’d often traveled 550 miles a day. Our last day on the road was over 600 miles.

Not this year.

Honestly, I’m not sure how this is going to work. We’re hoping to drive 400 miles each day, but a lot depends on our energy levels, weather, traffic, construction and the stock market. Banjo Man often spends extra hours in the morning or evening working.

We will do the best we can. And we will never drive at night. I am not making hotel reservations ahead of time so we can stop when we need to or keep driving if we’re not tired.

So…wish us luck. We’re looking forward to it. The car was 80% packed last night. The pantry freezer and refrigerator have been emptied, cleaned and turned off. The floors are vacuumed, the garden shut down, the outdoor chairs covered, the deck cleared, kayaks stored and the house is in order and all set for next year.


The car is ready and so are we.

Wish us luck!

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5 Responses to the road is calling and we must go

  1. Sharon says:

    East Ward Ho the wagons!  Good luck. Safe Journey!!!!!

  2. Tom F says:

    As they say: “On the road again”

  3. Cynthia Fitchett says:

    Safe travels! Looking forward bto seeing you soon!

  4. Ruth says:

    We certainly do wish you luck, safe travels and that you enjoy the ride!! Can’t wait to see you.

  5. Marge Fridrich says:

    Be safe.
    We will eat at noon!!!!

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