Winter 2018 will be different for us, as we’re having Christmas in Texas instead of the frozen tundra up north. That means instead of heading south after Christmas, we can head south as soon as the doctor okays Oma for travel. (Oma broke her ankle in October.)
Since the spring break crowds kept us from Florida last winter, our plan is to head south to Florida and visit my aunt in The Villages, then head west to Texas. We’re not going to have a lot of time in Florida, Alabama or Mississippi, but we’ll make a few stops along the way.
After Christmas in Houston, we’ll head west through Texas and New Mexico into Arizona. Our plan is to check out many state parks and several national parks and monuments that we haven’t seen before. Our turn-around point will be the Sedona area, which we’ve never visited. After Sedona, we’ll work our way back into Texas, camping with the grandkids near the Texas panhandle over spring break. We’ll finish our winter with two weeks on Galveston Island, where we can enjoy the beach and Gulf and visit the kids and grandkids before returning home.