SP Premium
1-99 SparkPoints 3

My Busy September & October 2012 - Need Spark Support

Sunday, September 09, 2012

When I get the RV back this week (hope, hope) my travel and leisure schedule really takes off! Since I took the time to jot the next two months out in an email to my wife and my MIL, thought I might as well copy and paste them here for your entertainment!

Roof replacement, taken 9-7-12 at Len-Rich RV Service, Gardiner, NY

Wed. 9/12/12 – pick up RV in Gardiner NY, stay the night up there to check operation of everything that was removed from roof. Install new batteries.
Thurs. 9/13/12 – drive RV from Gardiner NY to Driftwood CG, Clermont, NJ, stay overnight.

My spring 2012 site at Driftwood Camping Resort

Fri. 9/14/12 – either drive Jeep back home to pick Nancy up, or she drives her car down Friday.
9/14/12 to 9/16/12 - Stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Driftwood. Nancy could drive her car back Sunday if necessary. Celebrate my birthday Sunday.
Mon. 9/17/12 – Drive Jeep back home and stay till Thursday.
Thurs. 9/20 – Sun. 9/23 2012 – UTCA Convention in Atlantic City – want to drive down and stay in the RV at Driftwood for some or all of the dates
Fri. 9/28 – Sun. 9/30 2012 – Driftwood CG, bring RV back home Sunday to pack for CT/ME/NH/CT trip
Monday 10/1/12 – 210 miles- leaving around 9:00 am and stop over at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville CT (dry camping)

RV parking lot at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville CT, April 2011

Tuesday 10/2/12 – 230 miles – leaving around 9:00 am for Range Pond Campground, Poland ME
Stay Tuesday & Wednesday nights at Range Pond Campground

Our site at Range Pond CG August 2010

Thursday 10/4/12 – 60 miles – leaving around 9:00 am for Fall Rally at Danforth Bay Camping Resort, Freedom NH
Stay Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights at Danforth Bay Camping Resort

Our annual site at Danforth Bay Camping Resort, taken October 2011

Monday 10/8/12 – 215 miles – leaving around 9:00 am for Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville CT (dry camping)

MIL Marion Brown & Nancy at Mohegan Sun Casino, October 2011 post rally

Tuesday 10/9/12 – 210 miles – leaving around 9:00 am for home, Brick NJ
Balance of October – move RV back to Driftwood and possible week long all expenses paid plus salary RV trip to Lynchburg, VA helping a contractor friend move a crew for the week's work there

Wednesday 10/10/12 - Back to full time work at Sambol Construction Co., Toms River NJ

I also want to RV down to Charleston SC to visit my sister/family/friends over Thanksgiving week...THEN I'll winterize the RV! Been a few years since I made the Thanksgiving week trip.

Mount Pleasant SC KOA site, last trip taken November 2008

I expect I'll be needing MAJOR Spark motivation and monitoring to stay somewhat on track...don't let me off the hook!

emoticon emoticon emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • GERRYB54
    Wow, as I look this over now I'm pretty much on schedule, a few bumps along the way with the RV, but the biggest bump is being called back to work! I have worked part time in Cape May on the project I managed from 10/11 to 6/12 and spent some 1/2 days back in the office these past couple weeks...32 hours total.

    After returning from CT on 10/9, it's back to work full time on 10/10...but I still may have my Thanksgiving week trip to look forward to...company was open to my plans.

    How things change!
    3232 days ago
  • BD3269PM
    What a crazy busy schedule you have planned. Enjoy every minute of it but keep on Sparking! emoticon
    3245 days ago
    You CAN get back on track-I shall be watching--LOL--Love the camper!-Lynda
    3245 days ago
    well, aren't you going to be busy???? and having fun???? good4 you! an early birthday wish!!!

    3245 days ago
  • GERRYB54
    Thanks, Jacque!

    Heather! She was at work and wasn't aware of the RV repairs...sometimes she won't speak to me...!
    3250 days ago
    Sounds like fun. Wish I were going. Have a great time and a great birthday. I know you'll keep us up on your activities. Keep a bottle of water on hand at all times and instead of grabbing a snack that might not be healthy. You've been doing great and still have a few days to make the good eating more of a habit. I know you like to cook, I don't remember if you use the crockpot much, but that has always been my saving grace when travelling.
    3250 days ago
    What nice! I love travelling all over the place! Have a great trip Gerry...
    emoticon question...
    Why did you have to email your planned trip to Nancy emoticon ???are the two of you not on speaking terms? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3250 days ago
  • GERRYB54
    Haven't heard from my RV repair facility about my email sent Friday night asking about a Wednesday pick up...maybe I'll wait till day's end before I call him...
    3250 days ago
    Some of my best walking times are done when we are RVing...it sounds like you have a lot to look forward to!
    3251 days ago
  • LAURIE160IN2013
    Make sure you ALWAYS have on-plan foods on hand, including some appetizing foods so you don't look in the cupboard and go blah. If exercise is a challenge, set a minimum goal--e.g., 10 minutes every morning no matter what or where--and hopefully that minimum will turn into more. Or change into workout clothes at certain time every day (e.g., after lunch) so you'll be ready. Enjoy your fall. We'll be here!
    3251 days ago
  • GERRYB54
    The roof had a couple tears in it, needed replacement. Also, the rear wall separated from the floor, needed to be fixed.

    Maine & New Hampshire are cool in early October, sometimes even around freezing at night, but the sun can warm the days up into the 60s. Once in a while we even have seen a dusting of snow, definitely frost on the ground in the early morning.
    3251 days ago
    Gerry, Sounds absolutely fantastic! So glad that you are getting the MH back and will be able to MAKE all those trips! What was wrong with the roof? Sure was a major overhaul!
    I would LOVE to take the trip right behind you up into ME/NH, I have never been in either state. Did make it to upstate NY and Vermont last fall though, that was wonderful! Do you suspect it will be pretty cold up there this time of the year?

    Have a wonderful birthday and please be safe! You are planning on a lot of miles. We will help to keep you in line, just do what Sharon says, don't treat it as a time to eat whatever you want! Stick to the program. I always pack lots of fresh produce when we take our RV out, and lots of water!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3251 days ago
    Just remember RVing is a way of life for the few and lucky! Don't treat it as a vacation where you can eat anything you want. Keep in touch with SP and your teams. You'll do just fine with our support and encouragement!

    It also sounds like a fun filled fall - so go and enjoy yourself!
    3251 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10386126
    Wow enjoy your plans and your birthday!
    3251 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.