I feel like the sweet spot of camp stays is about 3-4 days, just like we did in Las Cruces in Roswell last week. It’s enough time to rest the driving legs for a while and check out the area before I’m ready to move on.
Unfortunately, that’s not really realistic for us now. Brian’s work and my work depend on some stability. I need a steady internet connection and need to have my butt in the chair when it’s time for my lessons to start (plus some prep time before). Brian generally needs at least 2 weeks in a location to get access to good deliveries.
But someday. Someday we’d both like to be hopping around a bit more, seeing a bit more, staying in state and national parks a bit more. We talk about how in the future we’ll make more stops along the way, checking out all those historical markers and learning the history of these small towns.
As it is, I’m proud to know a little about Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holiday, just because I’ve stayed in some places that they came through. I never cared anything for the Wild West before, but suddenly I feel a part of it because I happened to be there in Tombstone, in Mesilla, on the road through Lincoln National Forest. I guess that’s why it’s so valuable to take your kids on these road trips. Even if they don’t get it at first, probably someday they will.
(Check out one of our most recent stays!)