We were only home 5 days from our trip to Hawaii with the granddaughters, when Jene launched the plan for our next great adventure… We previously discussed going to Oklahoma for the Labor Day weekend’s annual Choctaw Native American Pow-wow. Something we missed on our last road trip across the states 3 years ago. Wow – was it really 3 years ago. We were on the road for 28 days.
A couple shots from the Cosby Pow-Wow we happened upon in 2011
Jene and I have spent so much time, effort and money on restoring a 1970 Cougar XR7 convertible over the last 5 or 6 years It’s purpose was to enjoy and it has spent far too much time in the garage. ??? Will we be taking it out for a breath of fresh air. (It is back in the shop – leaking transmission fluid — again, after we had the transmission replaced. And then there’s the short circuit issue of the battery draining after a day of just sitting there! The ’67 has made the trip before BUT the laid back seat is not comfortable for the long haul and I’d rather take my Mazda if the money pit is not up for the trip.
The trip changes daily as Jene plots out the route. Hmmmm, should we head north to Glacier National Park, dipping down to Zion and Bryce Canyon. We’ve both been to The Grand Canyon, but not together, add that to the list of places to share along the way.
We start off modestly with just a few destinations and then it mushrooms as we get deeper into the planning stages. Jene’s been to Glacier before. As a couple we tried hitting Glacier when we took our cross country rail trip but the roads were closed for the season, same happened when we ventured by auto the next year. I hoped upon hope that the third attempt will be the charmer. But Jene is now talking about a separate trip northward since most of what we want to see is south of Montana. “whatEVER”, it doesn’t matter to me, it will be an amazing adventure and there’s is something about communing with nature.
I wish we could take the grandchildren along with us. I know they would be up for the adventure but cheer/tumbling practice and the onslaught of school will prohibit that. To share the sunrise at the Grand Canyon or the beauty of the wilderness and nature would be totally spectacular.
It’s time to make our lists, check all the gear – reapply the seam sealer, buy tanks for the Coleman stove, and to DREAM.