Greetings, Fellow Adventurers!
If you recall from our last episode, the caravan of 15–because obviously that is the best number in a traveling party–made its way around the Northeast, at times even crossing international borders. A fabulous time was had by all.
This summer, the menfolk feedback from Louise and my amazing past itineraries was,
“Less driving, more beach.”
“You guys know there’s cameras when you blow through toll booths, right?”
“If I eat one more powdered egg breakfast from a Hampton Inn free buffett, I’ll vomit.”
“What’s that smell?”
“We want to spend way more time on the road with you and the kids, please oh please, let me drive.”
So we did just that.
This year we set aside the more aggressive destinations Louise and I originally hatched up (Oh you’ll still be there Grand Canyon, Alaska and an RV rental counter in Reykjavik next summer) and head south to Florida for a couple of weeks of beach, Disney, Cape Canaveral and St. Augustine. Although there isn’t much “camping” involved this time around, we are still traveling in the RV, because no vehicle is better in water, sand and heat than this combustible beast!
And packing? It’s a breeze to supply a dozen or so teenagers with the essentials to be self-sufficient on an island for a week. Oh, and there’s a ferry involved, so we will transfer those supplies 27 times in 4 different vehicles in unseasonably hot weather because this is way more relaxing than a geyser tour of Iceland. And think of all that money we’ll save sticking a little closer to home because everyone knows Disney World is for the budget conscious.
We hear you loud and clear, Dads.
So join us, Friends on this year’s summer adventure because according to Butch and Sundance and their planning efforts, this is going to be the best trip yet.