Researching, reading, purchasing, organizing, reading, planning, routing, reading......nearly three years of getting ready.
Still I knew that nothing would take the place of actually being out here. That was part of the preparation after all - to be ready for anything.
We've been on the road about two weeks and there is plenty of anything out there waiting for us. We haven't even left our home state yet.
So are there already some "un-expecteds"? Naturally. Do I think I'll forget them if I don't capture them now? Of course.
These are some of the things I didn't expect, in no particular order:
- one-ply toilet paper is not cheaper than two-ply
- even in RV parks, everyone does not pick up after their dog (Tessa is appalled)
- dishes left dirty overnight will not come alive and kill you in your sleep
- legally-blind people designed the lighting in this motorhome, or it was intended to double as an operating room
- the rig is not nearly as stable on winding roads as I'd like it to be
- according to Bill, the rig is not nearly as unstable as I think it is
- I miss watching Big Bang Theory re-runs
- every campsite slopes in the front
- waiting lists work for reservations
- the GPS software has a sense of humor
- mine tends to diminish with each wrong turn
- cooking is simplified greatly when everything is within arm's reach (even my arm)
- the outside of the rig is never going to stay clean for more than a few hours
- people being loud on Friday and Saturday night don't bother me
- jury's still out on the other nights
- my husband is even more tolerant and patient than he already was
- Waking up in a beautiful place knowing you don't have to go home, because you're already there.