After 315 days and some 25,132 miles on the road we are home in NH. We absolutely had a wonderful year seeing the USA again and meeting many wonderful people. Though this was our 5th loop of the USA, it was our best ever... there's always more to see.
We hustled home from NV covering 200 miles a day, a lot for us.
It's always interesting to return home. Initially there is a sense of loss and lost.
The sense of loss: the adventure is over, (at least for 6-8 weeks). Now there's less wonder in each day because most of our day will now be with the familiar.
The sense of lost: though ours is a small house it is 20 times as big as our Scamp
. Ginny always walks about with a little glaze over her eyes when she gets home. The glaze is only relieved when friends and relatives begin to fill our home.
Ginny always says we come home for 'the people', not the home.
Other than for entertaining others, it is very clear that we can do with much less.
People always write about the small bed size in our rigs. At home we have a queen size however when I woke up this morning I found my self in the 'Scamp tuck position', firmly wrapped against Ginny's warm body.
Our short time home will be filled with others, our yearly doctor's appointments, and updating our Scamp
for it's next trip. The update list has at least 40 items on it, some things we learned from others as we traveled, others we recognized from use.
Next year we plan to spend some time in FL and TX with a spring trip to Newfoundland thrown in, defintiely a shorter trip in duration and miles.