When we were first researching full-timing, more than 10 years ago, we thought that we'd stay at least two nights, but mostly less than a week, and then move on another 200 miles or so. While at the campground we'd see and do what we wanted that was within about 100 miles of the campground. That is a nice plan, but it rarely worked out that way.

We find ourselves moving from here to there, then staying for a month or two, and then moving on again. Tomorrow, for example, we're going to head from The Ranch (SE NM) to Graham Cave State Park, about 70 miles west of St. Louis. Most stops will be for two nights, but there will be a one-night stay and a three-night stay. We'll be hosting at Graham Cave for April, then we'll head west to Wyoming for a month. Again, the trip out there will be generally two or three nights. Same thing heading back to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park (SW of St. Louis), where we'll be for July and August. After that we don't know for sure.

Several years ago we had just gotten to Pensacola when we got word that a relative was near death. We packed everything up and headed towards Kansas City (in January). We stayed only one night at each stop since we were in a hurry. That's life on the road.