Just a quick update. We are still in Wyoming, working at Luton’s Teton Cabins, but will be departing for Wisconsin after the first week of July. Our original plan was to go to Alaska this summer, crossing into Canada in mid-May. With the border shut down, we moved on to Plan B, which was to wait here and see if the Canada/United States border would open up, and then do a slightly abbreviated trip to Alaska. Since all indications are that Canada will keep the border closed, through July, and possibly longer, we have scrapped our Alaska plans, and moved all of our reservations to 2021.
It was never our intent to spend the summer here in Wyoming, although it is a great place to be (no humidity, no mosquitoes, and a beautiful view). But we don’t want to take any hours away from anyone that was planning on working here. Our friends Dan and Nancy are planning on working here this summer, and they will arrive around the last week of June to start their training, and then we will depart for Wisconsin. That was always our “Plan C.”
Dan’s parents were thrilled when we told them the news (after expressing disappointment that we were not going to Alaska), and I think they are working on a large “honey do” list of chores for us to help them with. Dan says, “not too long Mom.” They had been planning on hiring out some local handymen to help them out, but we are just not comfortable having lots of people coming into their house right now. They are both in the higher risk category for COVID-19, and we don’t feel it’s safe to have a lot of people coming and going right now.
It’s about 1400 miles from Moran, Wyoming to his parents house in Wisconsin. With being fully self-contained in our camper (see Don and Kathy, I didn’t say ‘truck camper’!!) we can make it there with very minimal contact to the outside world. So we can continue to keep ourselves in our own little “bubble”.
As for our winter plans, we still have not decided on anything concrete. As the way 2020 is going, we simply can’t plan that far in advance! We are on a month to month deal right now.
Quote for the day: “Live, so you do not have to look back and say, “God, how I have wasted my life.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross