Each winter I research,read and learn about the coming summer trip we will be doing, I mark the map with all the interesting points I wish to visit and then combine them with scenic byways.
I also mark the interesting hikes,scenic routs,special events and C.G.
After having “The plan” I post the route on the RV forum asking Rver’s to comment on it after getting their responses do the corrections accordingly.
It happened that we have actually meet with people that we “talked ” on the forum and it was always a special experience.
This winter as before I have posted my route and asked a few questions hoping to receive first hand answers from locals or people that have RVed in these parts of the country.
One answer was from Gary advising me NOT to take the trailer on certain roads in North Maine ,since then we have exchanged a few e-mails during the winter and finally he invited us to “park” our trailer on his huge property while touring the area….and all this without meeting face to face…well it was hard to turn such an offer down ,and a “mark on the map was underlined as Gary’s place.
Finally in June we started our summer trip and while camping in Baxter S.P Maine,I called Gary and invited him and Terry to visit us ,and we had the pleasure meeting him and his wife after a long time of just meeting on the air,we meet a warm and great couple that live and do what they both love and we found a lot in common.
Another 2 weeks passed and we made it to their place ,as it rained cats and dogs the grounds were wet and difficult to park on ,here you can see the spot for our RV before and after,woow what a job and effort to make us feel welcome-Thanks Gary&Terri for your hospitality ,meeting you and Jack (The dog a part of the family) makes our trip special.