Oh, the places you’ll go.
Yep, we did it again, another awesome truck camping road trip. We just returned home Wednesday morning at 3:30 a.m. after an epic 18-hour drive from Missouri. We had planned at least one more night on the road, but the weather wasn’t cooperating and we were following a large rain-making system across the middle part of the country. After camping in fairly dry weather for almost a month, we decided to just head home rather than deal with the wet conditions. We traveled almost 7,400 miles over 29 days (see map below). We visited three state parks, a state conservation area, six national parks (including three new ones for me), a national monument, a national preserve, a national recreation area, seven national forests, and nine national wildlife refuges. I think we can safely say, we love our public lands! We did stay with friends a couple of nights in Jackson, and hotels or an Airbnb for a total of 5 other nights. The rest of the time, we camped in our truck, mostly dispersed camping in national forests. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll post some more details of the trip (and probably some highlights of things going on here in our woods).
For more details on the locations highlighted on the map, see this link.
Looks like an awesome adventure!!!
It was, indeed!
Oh my gosh, I am so jealous!!! But I’m hoping you’ll share many photos of your wonderful road trip so we can travel vicariously with you.
Plan to do just that, Mary Kay, although it will be spread out over a couple of weeks I imagine.
Living life to the fullest!! You guys are doing it right!
Thanks, Meghan, we are trying:)
Do you mind if we exploit some of your road tripping preparations so that we can plan for our own trips? You guys are living the dream!
Hey Rick…we would be happy to share some of our experiences and tips with you. Get in touch and we can try to get together one day soon.
What a road trip! Looking forward to your future posts about it!
Thanks, Misti. Seems like a different way of life for sure. More coming soon.