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Watch me blow my entire winter break on planning of the Roadtrop

25 °F

I need a vacation.

I really need one.

You can tell because despite the fact I have way too much to do, I am spending the majority of my time meticulously researching and planning stops on our Great American Roadtrop. Which is not until May.

But as it turns out, it is fortuitous that I've been dreaming about the trip early. We would like to camp in Yosemite, for example, which apparently takes reservations five months in advance. The dates we want open for reservations on January 15, and according to the interwebs, they sell out in ten minutes. Yow. Worse, the reservations are actually scalped on Craigslist afterward, by utter bastards who no doubt are responsible for the insane early demand. Thank god I am aware that I need to prepare to be on the web/phone that morning in order to curtail scalpers' profits. At least I'll have practice from all those years of trying to score rock show tickets. If only there were somewhere to camp out for camp reservations.

Meanwhile, I am drooling at the thought of packing, and of modifying our car for use as sleeping quarters. I have so many ideas. I actually bought an electric knife to cut a foam mattress to size to fit in the back of the Magnum, and I plan to construct some sort of storage system in there for important items. If I manage to organize it well enough, maybe we won't even need the car-top carrier, especially if we remove the back seats completely. Also researching making my own privacy panels out of Reflectix for the windows.

But it's too cold for long-term work in the driveway.

Mind you, I just found out yesterday that Yellowstone will likely be as cold as it is in Philly now when we're there at the end of May. Neither of us had any idea. We'll need crazy cold weather clothing, which probably means the car-top carrier is coming after all...

Posted by mormolyke 23:53 Archived in USA Tagged planning

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