The day we leave is nearly here. We've spent the past several days packing and preparing. Mike has worked all week getting the RV in tip-top condition. It's been frustrating for him at times, fixing one thing, and then discovering something else that needs fixing. I believe he has it all done now though. Just before sitting down here, I found him washing the RV. That's always the last chore before hitching up.
Yesterday, I took some time to snap a photo of the state of the states. If you were with us on our last big sight-seeing tour around the perimeter of the USA, you might remember when we added the last state for that trip...Louisiana. Here's what the map looked like then:
That picture was taken in January of 2018. Since then, we've sold the RV we took on that journey, and we have a new one now. The old RV had fiberglass siding and decals for decoration. The map was stuck right to the passenger side wall. The new RV has a paint job thoughout, and so we've hesitated to stick a new map on it. It didn't really matter when we weren't adding any new states.
For this trip, however, we're adding four new states to the map. We ("we," meaning "I") really wanted to continue filling in the map. We'd seen folks sticking them to the sides of their slides, and we decided to do it that way. It can only be seen when the slide is open, but it's better than nothing. About a month ago, I added all the states to the map. I was sitting in the darkness of the RV on a low stepstool when I did this. Some of the states got a little cattywampus, but I still think it gets the point across. I give you the state of the states on the new RV: