Goodbye mountains, goodbye west. 👋😢 We've spent the past five months in the western U.S. and I can safely say its been the best leg of our travels so far: unbelievably scenic; friendly, like-minded people; an abundance of cheap and free boondocking sites; excellent cell coverage; wonderfully fresh produce and coffee; perfect weather—all the paths straight to my heart.
But it's nearly time for us to make our annual pilgrimage back to Kansas to spend the holidays close to family. We tend to spend Halloween to Christmas rather stationary, camping for free on some family land in southeast Kansas. This allows Jack time to be with his cousins, saves us lots of gas & camping costs, lets us enjoy the wonderful Kansas fall season, tackle lots of long-term work projects, and start making plans for the new year.
On our way back, we're planning to visit a few states we haven't been to yet (North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) to see some new national parks (Theodore Roosevelt, Voyageurs and Isle Royale). We couldn't be more excited about that. If you have recommendations for those states, do let us know!