First things first- I need a witty name for this adventure! My last name is Setzer if that helps you.
I have interviewed 3 different property managers, have looked at online schooling and various curriculum and have an appointment to get some recommendations next week, and are on the verge of telling in-person family and friends. The last big hurdle is my putting in a request at work for a modified work-week. And, there are a few tidbits that I want to get for the RV before we take off. It seems like it is pretty official- we are going to take a year and tour the country a week at a time.
- We are starting this with a vacation at Fort Wilderness and maybe another week or two in Florida before we actually get up and go.
- Our plan is to move each Monday to our next location. I know from past experience that we can tolerate up to 600 interstate miles, but that is really pushing it.
- I plan on largely ignoring the eastern seaboard because these can be done relatively easily from where we live now.
- We want to avoid cold states when it is cold. (Which I'm failing at right now.)
- Finding just 1 or 2 stops per state is proving to be downright terrible in some cases.
- And, I'm finding that my knowledge of US social studies, history, and geography is pretty appalling.
I've started a spreadsheet of weeks and locations
with adding some ideas for what is around. I started this just by playing around with Google Maps and point-to-point locations. I haven't actually drawn lines for the whole thing yet. But, I have a laminated 3' x 4' map waiting to be laid out on our dining room table where I'll have my way with it.
What I'm most interested is when we get to the end of the year- where will our heads be at? Will we want to come off of the road? Will we want to come to this home? Will we toy with the idea of moving???