So, What’s Next for Us

As Kay and I get older, our tolerance for both hot and cold weather narrows.  Today, it was in the low 90s, but with high humidity, stifling hot—almost to the point of not being able to breathe.  From the time we retired in 2004 until 2009, temps were quite pleasant here at home until near July 4th.  However, since then, it has been unrelentingly hot; we’ve had temps in the 90s for about 4 weeks now.  It’s about time to get out of “Dodge”.  To cool off a bit, we have plans to spend a few weeks in Island Park, Idaho, later this summer, so stay tuned for more details.  Island Park is 22 miles west of Yellowstone National Park, and saw snow all day on Memorial Day, and the low temps now are in the high 30s.

Last winter was a long, cold one for us as I had major surgery in mid-December, and spent the next couple of months recuperating.  Kay said we weren’t going to spend another cold winter at home!  Consequently, we have made reservations at Bentsen Palm Village RV Park in the Rio Grande Valley for late winter.  We have been on their waiting list 3 of the last 4 years, and finally was able to get a spot for the upcoming winter.  This is a really neat park, with 10 miles of bicycle trails, canoeing and kayaking, and is next door to a world birding center and one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens.  Bentsen Palm Village RV Park is the highest rated park in the Rio Grande Valley.

Summer of 2012 is still open; we don’t know if we’ll do a big trip or not.  We’d like to cruise the Baltic, including Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and St. Petersburg, Russia, but haven’t made any plans.  Guess the coming weeks and months will tell…

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