Originally Posted by loumichelle735
Sure is. What led to the change? Do you think you'll get back around to the northern tier at all?
It was a few things- first, I wanted to badly to see my aunt while we were in Chicago. But, between her crazy work schedule (4am-2pm) and the distance of the campground to her house, it just didn't work out. I only get to see her about once per year and that visit was my chance. Once we decided to change plans and go to Branson (I'll explain below), it made it very easy to spend a week in Indiana in order to see her.
The real driver was going to Branson to a rally being put on by Fulltime Families. As the name implies, it's other families who are just like us- living in a camper with kids. Clearly we are a minority in fulltimers and among people we know- so it was really nice to meet with folks who are just like us. BUT- it meant we had to be in Branson when we were supposed to be in Montana or somewhere like that.
Going to Branson was my proof that this lifestyle lets us experience and enjoy the things that we want. It gives us the freedom to explore and do things that we wouldn't otherwise be able to. So, torpedo the plans- lets have some fun!
As for getting back north. That's a tough one. IF we stick to our original 14-month plan; highly unlikely. IF we decide to stay on the road with no end date, almost definitely. I want to see Mt. Rushmore, the Mall of America, and get up to Glacier NP. There's no end to the sights that we want to see!