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Old 10-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #61
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Hey now...you talking to me??
Absolutely not. I get the feeling that you really do have a great time no matter where you are or what you're doing.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:36 PM   #62
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... Take that Alaska trip, and have her fly up to meet you for a respite at some B&Bs or nice little hotels in the middle!
Truth be told, the driving of the motorhome wore me out too, and the last trek, while of the same distance, was over much nicer roads than what I will encounter in Alaska.

So, I am mulling my next move. I hate to give up the idea of an Alaska road trip as one sees much different things and places than from a cruise ship. Maybe I need to splurge and get another smaller motorhome, a class B, which is more drivable.
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Na, NW, just go at a slower pace and you can recover more easily. Keep the big mover, and just plan on at least 2 or maybe even 3 days between driving days.

My two British buddies just drove a small campervan from California to SC and took 3 months to do it! I think our American tendency is to see how much ground we can cover, and how fast, and it really changes your perspective a lot to purposefully go a lot slower.

I say this after covering 6,000+ miles in our bus in just 5 weeks earlier this summer, so clearly I've got some work to do in this department. But, I just returned from spending 10 days on the road with the girls, driving from Miami to Charleston, which is a trip I can normally make in around 10 hours.

Sengsational, I try, surely I do. Though my mantra at Disney was "this is better than work, this is better than work, this is better than work" which was most effective!
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It is going to be a 10,000-mile trip, which averages out to 100+ miles per day over 3 months. So, taking a rest of 2 days between driving days still means 300+ miles in one day. I must be getting old, as I don't think I like to do that anymore, except in a smaller vehicle.

But we'll see. We will definitely continue to do shorter trips (<2000 miles) with this motorhome, while I am mulling over the Alaskan one.
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Though my mantra at Disney was "this is better than work, this is better than work, this is better than work" which was most effective!
Hard to go wrong with a threshold like that.

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