For the chronically busy person, there is nothing like a little downtime for reenergising and resetting the mind.
I always feel as though making it to the break at the end of third term is like sliding into third base and only just making it, looking shabby and feeling a little worse for wear.
Life has been crazy busy in recent weeks with work, a non-fiction book release, and theatre commitments.
So, while my sister is able to care for my dad for a few days, I’ve been able to escape to the countryside.
Today’s drive rewarded me with blue sky, fluffy white clouds, sunshine, and some gorgeous scenery.
It really was a glorious day– and just what I needed!
We spent last night at the KOA in Union, Illinois, about an hour’s drive from where we have to return the RV.
It was another really pretty campground, although the bathrooms were probably the poorest we have seen on our trip so far. Even so, the water in the showers was hot and had good pressure, so I am not going to complain.
The road trip ends this morning with us delivering the RV back to Cruise America in Chicago. We have washed the outside, cleaned the inside and miraculously managed to get all our stuff into our suitcases again. I wasn’t convinced that was going to happen.
Roadtripping in the RV has been a fantastic way to travel the country and still feel that we have a “home” or, at least, our own space instead of living out of a suitcase and staying in a different hotel every night as we would if we had rented a car instead.
We’ve been able to do our own cooking, which has saved us a lot of cash and a lot of hidden calories.
This afternoon we fly to Houston. I’m looking forward to the differences in scenery there.
After all the stories and jokes I have heard over the years, I am keen to see for myself what Texas is like. George Strait may be biased, but I would like to think he is not entirely wrong about his home state. And if he is your typical Texan, then yes please.
We’ve been in the States since Saturday and we have already been in California, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
This afternoon we are on our way across the southern shore of Lake Erie toward Niagara Falls.. Niagara has long been one of my huge bucket list places and I am slightly overwhelmed at the thought of actually almost being there.