For several years, every time I went traveling to a genealogy event, I posted an article here entitled "On the Road Again" to warn readers that I would be a bit busy and not posting as many articles as usual. However, I have done that less recently as I have been traveling continuously for five months. Instead of a title of "On the Road Again," I could have written "I Am Still on the Road." On January 2, I moved into my motor home and drove to Florida. Since then, I have stayed at a number of RV (recreational vehicle) resorts around the state.
I have also frequently locked the doors of the motor home, jumped in the Mini Cooper, and driven to a nearby airport. While supposedly residing in a motor home in Florida, in the past five months I have taken "side trips" to England, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, New York, and Alberta. Two and a half weeks ago, I left Florida, driving the motor home and towing the Mini Cooper behind, to visit Ohio. I have attended the National Genealogical Society's annual conference held this year in Cincinnati and, a week later, the national ham radio conference, called the Hamvention, held in Dayton.
After five months of continuous travel, I am now headed home. Once again, for the next few days the number of articles posted here may be a bit less than normal.
Life hasn't been too bad while on the road. My 15-year-old motor home has held up well with no significant mechanical problems. Along the way, I have converted it into a rolling electronics center with a GPS designed for recreational vehicles, three laptop computers, a long-range wi-fi antenna, three different "air cards" that connect to three different cell phone companies' towers, a VoIP tele phone, a Blu-Ray disk player, an Apple TV device that streams television shows over the Internet, and a satellite TV dish. I also ripped out the two old television sets that were built into the motor home's cabinets and replaced them with modern high-def, flat panel sets. It has been an entertaining five months!
Once I reach home later this week, I probably won't become too complacent. Three days after my arrival at home, I will jump on an airplane to fly to Denver, Colorado, for a weekend genealogy event.
Once back from Denver, I do plan to settle in for about six weeks before leaving again.Perhaps then life will return to "normal," whatever that is.