With the arrival of Spring, winter campers are living our winter resort location.
We have been discussing our 2021 trekking ideas. I'm in no hurry to leave. I'll let the snowbirds depart and give them some time to get home. It does seem that the camping season may be more normal in 2021 than it was in 2020. However, I suspect there is a lot of "pent up demand" as newbies and those who were locked down in 2020 seek to use their RVs. I understand a lot of RVs were sold in recent months.
Houseless in 2021
I think we'll be houseless in 2021. I have no burning interest in being a landlord and I can't move forward until I dispose of the "house" we never live in. G and I have discussed this at length. Neither of us are attached to the sticks and bricks.
This does create a need to determine where to legally domicile. There are a couple of services which can assist us in making a decision. We are Escapees members and we do use their mail forwarding service. Escapees does provide some data on several states. However, a lack of a permanent. legal address will need to be corrected.
"The only constant is change" is an old expression. This does apply to US States, which are changing. Some recent possibilities are being over-run by escapees from nearby mis-managed States. Californians are leaving the paradise they ruined and are moving to Arizona and Texas. Illinois residents have been escaping for a decade, moving to Indiana and Wisconsin, and now farther to Michigan and Tennessee. The east cost is migrating to Florida.
Frankly, if I wanted to live in California or New York I would move there. Nor do I want to domicile in a state that the escapees will ruin as they did their home states. As a consequence, Texas and Florida are not as desirable to me as they were only a few years ago.
To the Plains?
We have never trekked to South Dakota or visited Yellowstone. This may be the year, On the other hand, we are concerned about a crush of RVers in 2021. We have the option of driving to Yellowstone and going elsewhere if we note that the place is over-run. We'll have contingency plans.
A friend in the southeast is wanting to leave Florida and the recent onslaught of New Yorkers for a while. We're discussing linking up in a nearby state. That is a work in progress.
One of the few states I have not visited is Idaho. A Idahoan suggested recently "Buy 5 acres on a stream and at least a tank of gas distant from the cities". I suppose that should also be at least a full charge away for electric cars. LOL.
Back to Michigan
We'll spend a lot of time in MI this summer. I'm looking forward to kayaking, hiking and bicycling. Also to return to some of our favorite spots.
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