It has been some time since I last posted as I have been traveling to see family for the holidays and I have been staging for my travels.
The staging for my 2017 Prius Travels started about a month ago and over the last week I have added to the pile. My clothing is mostly already in my storage bin above my water storage in the Prius under my bed. With Christmas done I will be moving this pile to the car this week and the items that can't stand the cold will be staged downstairs. This is not all that I bring as some things never came out of the Prius and I have a storage bin in the garage.
The plastic bags on the left is my canned or packaged food. I will not be buying fresh food to cook until I get to Tucson and make my last purchases before heading to Quartzsite, AZ for the RTR gathering.
In the center is my pillow, backpacking self-inflating backpacking mattress. The blue rolled fleece is a sleeping roll that can be used as a liner in the sleeping bag if real cold or by itself if real warm. The maroon material to the right is my sleeping bag liner. I use a flannel flat full sheet and fold lengthwise and sew the bottom and knee height on the open side. I do not like liners that are sewn up too far as it makes it hard to get in and out of bed.
Well you will be getting a tour of all these details on my travels this year as I will be going back to places I like as well as new places and I will not be covering the exactly the same things I have in the past.
My departure date has been 1/4/17 for some time but it means I have little time to spare if I hit bad weather and need to layover a day or so on my way to AZ. So, I have a contingency to leave mid-day on 1/3. I will be ready to do this even if the weather is good to go on 1/4 as I will appreciate the extra time so I can be at the RTR on 1/10 when it starts.
My first two years of travel took me south to I10 and across southern TX. Last year was mild and fair and I saved time and mileage going to I20 across northern TX with big savings of time and distance.
I will be posting every day but usually a day late of where I was the night before as when I drive and stop I have put on many miles and just want to sleep for the night.