For instance, a ton of yard work, haircuts, a couple of meetings, freezing more tomato sauce, and generally touching base. I finally completed a project that I have had in mind since we bought this camper in 2006: making denim slipcovers that can be taken off and washed and will be much more comfortable in warm weather than the original scratchy nondescript brown upholstery. I'm fairly certain that the people who choose the materials for RV interiors do not camp. Otherwise they would never put light beige carpet in either.
Meanwhile, we have also been making some reservations. When we went south in February we were able to wing it most of the time and had a pretty easy time finding open campsites. But October in the Tennessee-Great Smokies-North Carolina region is very busy with fall leaf trips so last night we got one of the last five or six sites at Fall River Falls State Park in Tennessee and the last site at Moonshine Creek Campground on the North Carolina side of the Smokies. Both look like beautiful spots and we will spend several days at each.
From Moonshine Creek, we are heading toward Savannah and will be staying at Skidaway Island State Park. Great name, huh? After that, back up to Stone Mountain, Georgia for the original reason for the trip. The SE Sisters on the Fly are holding an event in conjunction with the Country Living Fair. One of their activities is a book discussion of The Time Travel Trailer
and they invited me to attend! Besides the discussion and the fair, there will be a homemade soup supper, wine-and-cheese meet and greet and a cowgirl prom. I have to find a cowboy hat in the next week. One of my biological sisters, Gretchen, lives in Atlanta, and will be joining me for these festivities.
After Atlanta we will head to Tuskaloosa, AL where one of our granddaughters is a freshman at the University. Then we want to pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi and follow it back toward Nashville where we want to touch base with an old friend. By then it will be time to git fer home and our November commitments.
Meanwhile, my next book, Trailer on the Fly, is moving toward 12K words. Since it involves the Sisters on the Fly, I'm sure I will pick up more material on this trip.