I've been busy these summer months researching and planning our fall trip. This time we had in mind to do the New England States and see the fall colors they are so famous for. I've spent hours searching for the weird, unusual and quirky things to see all along our trip. I printed everything out and then sat down one Sunday morning circling the towns in all my maps where these oddities were to be found. The planned departure date is around the end of August. Now as that time rapidly approaches I am not that comfortable in doing the trip at this point in time.
I rarely if ever put anything on my blog dealing with current affairs, the government or any type of event with a political lean to it. But in order to better understand my uneasiness about going on this trip, I've added below a link to a news item that pretty much explains what brought about my feelings. This issue is nothing new (it was on my mind during our Tour of the South but the so-called "experts" felt this winter would be the tipping point) and I try to keep up with what's going on even if I understand very little of it or the reasons why. But things are getting worse rather than better and if the bottom falls out of America's pocketbook while I am on the other side of the country, getting back home will be problematic if not completely out of the question. The bottom line is I would need close to 10 fill-ups of fuel to get back to home in California and you know what it is like at filling stations in the time of crisis.
I just am just not a gambler.
I still have not decided yet, but may just do a trip down to the deserts and keep to the Southwest States and hopefully things will settle down and we can continue our cross-country travels next year.
Maybe I am being foolish. And then maybe I should quit reading the news.