As we enter our sixth year of retirement and RV'ing it was time for a review of life.
It is always good to look backwards in time to review how plans, goals and reality match up. We continue to evolve in our RV lifestyle. My advise to anyone just entering or planning on RV'ing is to be flexible and open to change. Our original plans when we first began in 2013 have grown, evolved and today our lives look much different than our first plan.
Devils Tower - Wyoming
This is how we spent our time before our first ever FMCA Convention. We needed to fill a few weeks before we got to Gillette, Wyoming. We visited 3 states, one of which was North Dakota, our 49th state visited. That leaves only Alaska, which will be our destination for 3 months in the Summer of 2019.
Needles Highway through Custer State Park in South Dakota.
We dry camped in Wind Cave National Pa
We don't seem to be able to leave Wyoming. After being here for two weeks we still have a week or two of sites to see. We both agree that Wyoming is beautiful and we are nowhere near Yellowstone yet. There are still great things to be seen and done.
Ten Sleep Falls near our boondocking spot in the Big Horn Mountains.
We have spent the last 7 nights boondocking or dry camping at 3 different spots in the Big Horn National Forest in north
Fifty years ago someone rolled up this barbed wire fence and hung it up on an old fence post. In 1968 the federal government purchased 35,000 acres of ranch land in the Pryor Mountains to protect the wild horses that roam this area.
Today we went hiking and once again found out how beautiful Wyoming is. We began on an old ranch and drove 3 miles up a canyon on an old rutted path. When we ran out of road we began hiking the winding path up a canyon between two mountain ranges.
We didn't want to wear out our welcome in the beautiful state of Wyoming, so after 3 wonderful weeks we are headed home. Slowly. We passed through Yellowstone quickly. Drove all day to get out of Montana. And tonight we are on the shore of Moses Lake, in warm Eastern Washington.
Our plan is to go south around Mt Rainier and then work our way back north to Tacoma next week.
We haven't traveled Hwy 12 in a few years and we haven't camped there in years. It's time to go look around.