Saturday, March 19, 2016

Preparing for an Adventure

We've talked about this for a few years now.  The ultimate RV adventure of driving to Alaska for the summer!  So we are planning, preparing and praying to make 2016 the year it will finally happen.  

With the help of the Milepost, maps and Church's Alaskan Camping guide, I am trying to come up with a loose itinerary.  We are trying to not plan too much and just "play it by ear" for much of the trip.  The only reservations we've made so far are for a campground in popular Denali National Park. By the time we get back home to Indiana in late August or early September, we will have traveled over 10,000 miles!

Obviously, we've got to make sure our little motorhome ( a 2013 Pleasure-Way Pursuit) is in tip top shape for this trip.  One thing D thought would make the truck drive easier  and ride more comfortable  was to install new shocks.  After lots of research, he chose Bilstein Shocks.  Now my husband is pretty talented,  but usually lets a professional mechanic handle anything automotive.  But again, after lots of research (you will soon see a pattern here !) he decided he would tackle this project himself.  No problem for this guy!  Not an easy feat, but he accomplished the project with perseverance and very few choice words, in a few hours.  

We drove the RV to Nashville for a weekend of Grand Ole Opry and shopping and were happy to find that this modification was worthwhile.

This little old blog has been ignored lately, but maybe the prospect of our upcoming adventure will bring it some new life.  I will try to post more about our preparations and then post when I can along the way.  Stay tuned !!  We truly will be "On The Road..."