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Old 05-20-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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Slight deviating plans is sometimes a good thing

We drift off to sleep, snug in our little fiberglass egg, rain drops dancing on the roof. I love it. We're heading north to Alaska slower than expected but it's all good. Truly, as Conner points out in his Art of Travel: one should be able to deviate from your course when you want to. And that, folks is why retirement rocks. A planned itinerary is great, but deviation can bring some lovely surprises if you got the time to explore and the willingness to let go of plans. There's more on our blog.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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Great to look forward to. Seems obvious, but we do need to be reminded of that!
Where's your blog?
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:28 AM   #3
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A planned itinerary is great, but deviation can bring some lovely surprises if you got the time to explore and the willingness to let go of plans. There's more on our blog.
I just don't bother with an itinerary. The wind just kinda pushed me this way, (Robbie Robertson). Not everyone's cup of tea though.
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Great to look forward to. Seems obvious, but we do need to be reminded of that!
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I thought I had it in my signature. It's www.charleyandkamala.com

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Slight deviating plans is sometimes a good thing

I'm still 15 years from retirement, so I am envious of that kind of relaxed travel. We make our camping reservations months in advance and sometimes endure grueling drives to get there. However, we do try to slow down after we arrive, spend several days in one place, and keep our daily plans simple and flexible. Morning coffee on the beach, hot breakfast (usually leftover grilled meats & veggies wrapped in a tortilla), bike ride, rest with a book, light lunch, nap, swimming or beachcombing, grill something for dinner, walk on the beach, sit around the campfire. Repeat. Or not. Stay out of the car at all costs. We're headed to Pismo Beach in three weeks. Can't wait.



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We have the retirement part but not the ready part. Classy isn't ready yet to take camping. Trying to put a fire under hubby's butt. ;-)
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:04 PM   #7
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Jon, what a wonderful description! That's what we did when worked! Gardnpondr, you go, girl!

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A planned itinerary is great, but deviation can bring some lovely surprises if you got the time to explore and the willingness to let go of plans.
Here is a quote to reenforce your attitude:
“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


And there are other variations on this theme throughout the history. Happy travels!
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Deviate more from the plans and see this, it is impressive:
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD is an active paleontological dig site, which boasts the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world!
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Paul O. love the quote. Will have to do the Mammoth Site for sure.

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I think that there is a time for push and a time to relax. A few years ago we high balled it from S Ontario to Victoria BC to be at a family wedding on time. After a week on Vancouver island we then took another month to gunk hole our way back to the Great Lakes area and home. We would stop at regional information places near each state line from Washington to Michigan and find out about area highlights. Most were manned by volunteers with a lot of knowledge about their local area and we saw some awesome things that were not in brochures.


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After a week on Vancouver island we then took another month to gunk hole our way back to the Great Lakes area and home.
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Thanks for posting the link - something new every day!
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