2021 First Quarter
JANUARY: After spending the holidays with family, we ended up staying longer than we expected in Tifton, Georgia awaiting our nephew’s wedding in Dover, Florida. Once the celebrations wrapped up, we headed west.
FEBRUARY: We thought we’d never get out of Florida! What a long panhandle! We spent two nights boondocking, aka lotdocking and moochdocking – call it what you’d like. It’s basically sleeping in a parking lot! One night was spent on I-10 just outside of Tallahassee, Florida. We woke up well-rested and hit the road only to stop another night at Cracker Barrel in Spanish Fort, AL. Breakfast there was awesome!
After two travel days, we arrived at swampy St. Bernard State Park which is just east of New Orleans. We planned of staying for the week of Mardi Gras ready to explore the town. We already knew that the big parade on Fat Tuesday was cancelled due to Covid. We also learned that bars that didn’t regularly serve food also had to close for the week. Neither really affected us as we didn’t plan on going to the parade or drinking much, outside of our dining adventures — one of which included the BEST OYSTERS we’ve ever had!
We were very thankful that we were already well settled in the campground when the polar vortex hit the night before Fat Tuesday. While the rest of the country was freezing and getting tons of snow, sleet and ice, we had a warm place to come home to every night. Because of the havoc the storm was having across I-10 and Texas, we extended our stay two nights to avoid the snow, sleet and freezing roads as we head further west.
MARCH: Exploring Texas!
Our route dramatically changed for 2020 due to COVID-19. We had planned to head out west immediately, but we ended up staying in the southeast and limited our travels and exposure. While we stayed at several state campgrounds, we also tested our camping skills by staying at Cracker Barrel’s and when staying at Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome.
Click on the map to see our 2020 travel details. Is it just me or do our travels look like a question mark? Much of what 2020 held was certainly in question for all of us!