2009 Travels

In 2009 we started in Hesperia, CA and ended the year in Fort Myers Beach, FL for a total of 11,272 miles.  This is slightly less miles than in 2008.  We drove our Honda CRV 15,983 miles, which is a bit more than 2008 but slightly less than 2007.  We camped in 20 states, in 73 unique camping spots and 37 of these camping spots were new to us.  We saw more of the California coast than previously, much of it new to Bill.  We also enjoyed seeing more of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Georgia than in the past.  It was especially nice to meet extended family in Ohio.

January 1 to 10: Hesperia, Menifee and finally Indio, CA for the FMCA Western Area Rally (#1 to #4 on map)

January 11 to 21: Desert Hot Springs, CA including Joshua Tree National Park and the Salton Sea (#5 on map)

January 22 to 26: Quartzsite, AZ with the Escapees Boomers BOF (#6 on map)

January 27 to February 5: Bullhead City, AZ including Laughlin, NV (#7 on map)

February 6 to 12: Gila Bend, AZ and Casa Grande, AZ for the Gypsy Journal Rally (#8 and #9 on map)

February 13 to 15: Winterhaven, CA to visit Yuma, AZ (#10 on map)

February 16 to March 1: Jamul (San Diego), CA including two visits to the San Diego Zoo (#11 on map)

March 2 to 15: Ramona, CA with trips to Borrego Springs, Oceanside and the San Diego Wild Animal Park (#12 on map)

March 16 to 19: Menifee, CA with a trip to Jojoba Hills SKP Co-op (#13 on map)

March 20 to 28: Hesperia, CA visiting family (#14 and #15 on map)

March 29 to 30: Around Santa Barbara, CA (#16 on map)

March 31 to April 4: Oceano, CA and the area north to San Simeon and south to Solvang (#17 on map)

April 5 to April 12: Morgan Hill/Gilroy, CA (#18 on map)

April 13 to 20: Martinez and Lakeport (Clear Lake), CA (#19 and #20 on map)

April 21 to 26: Eureka, CA, Bandon, OR and Reedsport/Winchester Bay, OR (#21 to #23 on map)

April 27 to May 3: Coburg (Eugene), OR and Sherwood (Portland), OR (#24 to #26 on map)

May 4 to 10: Rochester, WA to visit Olympia area (#27 on map)

May 11 to June 3: Fall City and Monroe, WA with side trips to Mount Vernon and Tumwater (#28 to #30 on map)

June 4 to 7: Leavenworth, WA for a family camping weekend (#31 on map)

June 8 to 14: Rochester/Olympia/Tumwater, WA to help Bill's mom (#32 on map)

June 15 to 21: Seaview (Long Beach), WA (#33 on map)

June 22 to July 5: Ilwaco, WA (#34 on map)

July 6 to 18: Poulsbo, WA (#35 on map)

July 19 to 22: Rochester/Olympia/Tumwater, WA (#36 on map)

July 23 to 31: Washington, Montana and North Dakota (#37 to #41 on map)

August 1 to 8: Moorhead and Prior Lake (Minneapolis area), Minnesota with trip plans changed due to medical issues. (#42 and #43 on map)

August 9 to 17: Marion, Iowa, Joliet, Illinois and Elkhart, Indiana (#44 to #46 on map)

August 18 to 22: Milton, Portage and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (#47 to #49 on map)

August 23 to 29: Prior Lake, Minnesota for a follow-up medical appointment (#50 on map)

August 30 to 31: Ashland, Wisconsin and Apostle Islands (#51 on map)

September 1 to 9: Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including Houghton/Hancock, Ishpeming/Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie (#52 to #54 on map)

September 10 to 13: Sunrise Side of Michigan, including Alpena and Standish (#55 to #56 on map)

September 14 to 17: Bowling Green and Zanesville, Ohio including Longaberger Basket Factory (#57 to #58 on map)

September 18 to 20: Carrollton, Ohio visiting family for the weekend (#59 on map)

September 21 to 26: Wapakoneta, Ohio (#60 on map)

September 27 to October 1: Celina, Ohio for the Gypsy Journal Rally (#61 on map)

October 2 to morning of October 14: Elkhart, IN for motorhome remodeling (#62 on map)

October 14 to 22: Zanesville, OH, Williamsport, MD, Front Royal, VA, Greencastle, PA, Salem, VA with fridge repair and Shenandoah NP (#63 to #67 on map)

October 23 to November 1: Advance, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC (including Brookgreen Gardens), and Aiken, SC (#68 to #71 on map)

November 2 to 11: Stone Mountain (Atlanta) and Unadilla, Georgia (#72 to #73 on map)

November 12 to December 2: Lake City and Jacksonville, FL including Fernandina Beach and Saint Augustine (#74 to #76 on map)

December 3 to 8: Bushnell, FL including The Villages and Webster (#77 on map)

December 9 to 15: Port Saint Lucie, FL and the rest of the Treasure Coast (#78 on map)

December 16 to 31: Fort Myers Beach, FL (#79 on map)

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