Odel and I are in complete agreement that 2010 was our best travel year yet. We visited so many places we had never been, we visited with friends and family at the right intervals, and we had few mechanical problems. Just one event marred the year: the death of Luna. We still miss her. :(
The calendar change to the new year is a time many traveling bloggers review their travels of the past year. I might have done the same, except we are so busy with our winter plans that I don’t have time! Not much travel and sightseeing for us this winter, as we have some big projects on the horizon.
Tomorrow we leave Yuma for RV Renovators in Phoenix to get an estimate for the renovations we plan to make in February. Scoopy is a 2002 model, and has been a fulltiming rig for all her life – she looks a little tired. We renovated her exterior 2 years ago; now it is time for the interior. We’ve got a long list of changes we’d like to make: new window coverings; replace the bedroom carpet; remove the kitchen and bathroom tile and the living room carpet and replace it all with vinyl flooring; replace/reset the windshield; possibly replace the compact washer and dryer with a new set; replace the big, old, heavy living room TV with a lightweight, flat screen TV and remodel the cabinetry.
In a discussion with RV Renovators on the phone, they estimated a 3-week timeframe to do the work. Though we would be able to live in Scoopy most of that time (except while they carpet the bedroom), we would need to be out of the motorhome each day from 8 to 5. Very unappealing – so we also need to find a place (home, apartment, condo, park model) to rent in the Phoenix area while the work is being done.
Planning, planning, planning. We have mile long lists, and seemingly endless discussions – it will be a relief to finally get started!
Beyond Scoopy’s renovation, Odel has decided on an upgrade, too. Those of you who have had joint replacements will be able to relate: time for a new knee. Once we finish our motorhome renovations, we’ll return to Sacramento to have that done, hoping he will be through with surgery and rehab by mid-May.
So, no time to reminisce about 2010 – we’ve got work to do!