The Tumbleweeds’ Timeline

Where all we’ve been and what we’ve done so far since beginning our full-time RV traveling lifestyle! I’ll link to blog posts with more stories of our experiences from here as I write them too.

DateWhereWhat
2018
Friday, June 1Redondo Beach, CAD’s last day of work, cleaning house for new roommate
Saturday, June 2Lomita, CAYard sale! First night slept in RV
Sunday, June 3Lomita, CADonating yard sale remains to Goodwill
Monday, June 4Lomita, CAMore downsizing to fit in RV
Tuesday, June 5Lomita, CAMore downsizing
Wednesday, June 6Lomita, CADonating, cleaning, had people over to the RV 
Thursday, June 7Lomita, CAMore travel prep
Friday, June 8Western in LACop told us we had to relocate where we were parking the RV
Saturday, June 9Western in LABday Party for our friend’s daughter turning one!
Sunday, June 10Western in LAI got my nails done with a friend, more downsizing
Monday, June 11Drove to E. CAStayed in a Casino parking lot
Tuesday, June 12Drove to Phoenix, AZstayed overnight in Autozone parking lot because check engine light
Wednesday, June 13Drove to Tucson, AZMore RV repair work, dinner with Emalie & Charles
Thursday, June 14Tucson, AZDog park with Lincoln, parked overnight there
Friday, June 15Drove to Santa Fe, NMDinner and drinks with friends from CA who met us there
Saturday, June 16Santa Fe, NMMeow Wolf and breweries
Sunday, June 17Santa Fe, NMLavender Festival
Monday, June 18Drovefrom Santa Fe to ABQ
Tuesday, June 19Albuqerque, NMDinner and ice cream with Tyler, stayed in Walmart parking lot
Wednesday, June 20Albuqerque, NMHiked petroglyphs with Lincoln
Thursday, June 21Drove to Roswell, NMDid Indian Pueblo Cultural Museum then drove to RV park
Friday, June 22Carlsbad CavernsDid UFO Museum in Roswell then drove to explore Carlsbad Caverns, then drove to just outside of Lubbock for overnight free park
Saturday, June 23Lubbock, TXDid Prairie Dog Town then Ranching Museum and Bahama Bucks before driving to McKinney for French Dip dinner with my parents!
Sunday, June 24McKinney, TXPool day and pizza with friends
Monday, June 25McKinney, TXMom & I organized our RV pantry, then Reid & I made NM hot chicken for dinner
Tuesday, June 26McKinney, TXMore organizing, fridge and cabinets, queso and margs happy hour(s) with Caitlin
Wednesday, June 27McKinney, TXRV Cleaning day, Whataburger lunch, dinner with Tretchen and saw their house in the country
Thursday, June 28Drove to Lafayette, LADid inventory of Greyhound shipped boxes then drove to overnight at Atchafalaya Welcome Center
Friday, June 29Drove to Ft. Walton, FLLeft RV in Hammond, LA then brought Lincoln and spent night with Jenna
Saturday, June 30Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip, picked up Stanton at PNS on way to house
Sunday, July 1Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip
Monday, July 2Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip
Tuesday, July 3Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip
Wednesday, July 4Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip, Wienerfest!
Thursday, July 5Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip, deep sea fishing
Friday, July 6Orange Beach, ALGarcia Beach Trip
Saturday, July 7Ono Island, FLmoved over to Maggi & Lee’s house, deep sea fishing
Sunday, July 8Ono Island, FLMaggi & Lee’s house
Monday, July 9Ono to Ft Walton to NOLALeft the beach, lunch and got Lincoln from Jenna, drove back to get RV in Hammond, then drove to RV park in NOLA
Tuesday, July 10NOLAPicked up AM + UE, Chophouse
Wednesday, July 11NOLAGulf Games
Thursday, July 12NOLAGulf Games
Friday, July 13NOLAGulf Games
Saturday, July 14NOLAGulf Games
Sunday, July 15Drove to Hammond, LADropped AM&UE at airport, went to Franklin Ave Baptist Church, then drove to Camping World in Hammond, LA
Monday, July 16Hammond, LAMade Disney’s Brown Derby Chopped Cobb Salad for lunch, and also had it for dinner while parked for free at Camping World
Tuesday, July 17Baton RougePizza and beer with the Chesteens
Wednesday, July 18Baton Rouge (as home base, drove West in LA)Bayou Teche Brewery flight then got Boudin from two places and saw live music at the Wurst Biergarten 
Thursday, July 19Baton Rouge (day trip to Avery Island)Tabasco Avery Island Tour, made Grillades dinner for Chesteens
Friday, July 20Back to NOLALaundry day, left RV in BR and drove to NOLA, dropped Lincoln off at Rover sitter, dinner with the fam then Bourbon Street with Jenna & Tyler
Saturday, July 21NOLA – get on shipCorbin Cruise
Sunday, July 22Day at SeaCorbin Cruise
Monday, July 23Cozumel, MexicoCorbin Cruise
Tuesday, July 24Progreso, MexicoCorbin Cruise
Wednesday, July 25Day at SeaCorbin Cruise
Thursday, July 26NOLA – get off shipCorbin Cruise
Friday, July 27NOLAGarcia cousin trip
Saturday, July 28NOLAGarcia cousin trip
Sunday, July 29NOLAGarcia cousin trip
Monday, July 30Baton RougeLocal Italian Restaurant lunch, then drove to Alexandria
Tuesday, July 31Alexandria, LALaundry, showers, Yoga with Mark & Anita, dinner at their house
Wednesday, August 1Drove to TexarkanaOvernight at church after mirror fell off on highway
Thursday, August 2Hot Springs, ARDrove into AR once it was clear insurance wasn’t getting back to us anytime soon, called Dad for his bday while hiking in Gulpha Gorge Campgrounds
Friday, August 3Little Rock, ARCheese dip lunch then Clinton Presidential Library, then drove to Springdale (just outside of Fayetteville), stayed at Walmart and went out on Dickson street
Saturday, August 4Fayetteville, ARHiked Whitaker Point then drove to Mexico, MO
Sunday, August 5Mexico, MOQueso lunch and family visits with the Dickherbers
Monday, August 6Columbia, MODay trip to see Mizzou and get pizza and ice cream concretes w/ the Dickherbers
Tuesday, August 7Mexico, MODay of nothing, where we actually accomplished cleaning the RV and brushing Lincoln
Wednesday, August 8Mexico, MOLaundromat and attempt to fix AC
Thursday, August 9Drove to Kansas CityJack Stack BBQ dinner
Friday, August 10Kansas CityWWI Museum, Big Rip Brewery flight
Saturday, August 11Kansas CityQ39 BBQ then WWI Museum again
Sunday, August 12Kansas CityToys & Miniatures Museum, pizza and Boulevard 12-pack
Monday, August 13Drove to St. LouisHiked at Graham Cave, tried to use mean man’s dump station along the way
Tuesday, August 14St. Louis, MOCoffee shop to get computer work done, then Gooey Butter Cake and coffee at Russell’s
Wednesday, August 15St. Louis, MOReid worked on the AC most of the day, then took me on a date night to get St. Louis-style pizza and saw some live music at a whiskey bar
Thursday, August 16St. Louis, MOBudweiser Brewery Tour
Friday, August 17St. Louis, MOHolocaust Museum before driving to Rend Lake, IL
Saturday, August 18Rend Lake, ILExplored Shawnee National Forest with doing the Little Grand Canyon Hike
Sunday, August 19Drove to Lincoln Lake State Park, INTook Lincoln on a walk around the lake and our drone out for a spin
Monday, August 20Drove to Louisville, KYLincoln Boyhood National Memorial in the morning before driving, and got Bojangles for dinner after parking at Walmart
Tuesday, August 21Louisville, KYLaundry day, dealing with re-routing our deliveries that got returned after General Delivery to USPS didn’t work thru Amazon
Wednesday, August 22Louisville, KYKentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs tour, KY Hot Brown for lunch, Bulleit Bourbon distillery tour to kick off our own Bourbon trail!
Thursday, August 23Lousville, KYFinished KY Derby Museum exhibits I didn’t get to yesterday while Reid took our car to get tire patched and oil changed, then Jim Beam distillery tour and tasting, Outback for dinner date with giftcards we had
Friday, August 24Lexington, KYTour Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve to complete our Bourbon Trail

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