Anticipation, they say, is half the fun.
I think there's a point there. Thinking, planning, dreaming and looking forward to the next trip is indeed pretty exciting.
Here's what's on our Roadtreking road map for the next month:
- Northern Minnesota – A Jan. 23-29th winter camping trip to Duluth, MN via Michigan's UP from, and then north to the Canadian border as we do reporting for the annual 400-mile Beargrease Dog Sled Marathon. It's going to be cold and snowy. Already they have three-foot-plus on the ground up there. But who says you can't camp in the winter?
- Punxsutawney, PA – From Jan.28-Feb 2, our Roadtrek eTrek will take us to Gobbler's Nob in the tiny town of Punxsutawney,PA to witness if Phil the Groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2 and whether we will have six more weeks of winter. This is an elaborate event and I've always wanted to see this, ever since I saw the Bill Murray movie. So this year, we'll be there.
- West Virgiania and Ohio – From Feb 3-5, we have stories to do about technology and the Internet in West Virginia and southwest Ohio. I'll let you know the specifics later but we're taking the Roadtrek. Then it's back home for a few days
- Mississippi – We'll be in Gautier, MS Feb. 21-24 enjoying SMOKIN' ON THE BAYOU, a special pre-Mardi Gras Roadtreking event organized by Paul Konowalchuk Pogorzelski, who promises some great Bar-B-Que with a group of other Roadtrekers, They tell me the whole region down there in bayou country celebrates Mardi Gras from late Feb through the official March 4 big day in New Orleans and Pogo has a bunch of activities planned. You can find him on our Facebook group if you want details.
- Florida or Texas – As Bob Seger sings in Roll Me Away, after Pogo's gathering , Jennifer and I could go east (to the Florida sun) or west (towards the Texas Hill Country). It's all up to us to decide. We haven't figured out which way or for how long we'll go…. only that we'll go.
See why we're anticipating.
Hope to see you out there.