Planning the Stops on Our Next RV Adventure
I’m sure there must be people out there wondering how we can do an RV tour sponsored by tequila and mezcal brands and still make it family friendly. (I know, you’re all reading this and thinking “NO! Lisa sits around drinking tequila all day while her kids are knocking over convenience stores!”)
Well, put your pitchforks and torches down all ye unruly villagers! Being a connoisseur of fine spirits is the same as being a connoisseur of fine wines. When you see me drinking Jose Cuervo is when you need to check the security tapes of local convenience stores.
But I digress…
The first week of this year’s tour will be spent making our way to Minnesota to pick up the guys.
Camping with Bats
We’ll kick it all off by spending a night at Bracken Cave, the world’s largest bat colony, and just happens to be made up of Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, the very bats responsible for the tequila we enjoy.
Then we’ll drive north to Lake Texoma for some gorgeous photos ops with our sponsor brands.
Grand Tasting in Wichita
Next, we’ll be spending some time with the Lujano Family, the owners of Felipe’s Restaurants in Wichita, Kansas. We have an amazing private tasting of our sponsor brands planned with the Lujano’s and the folks of Standard Beverage.
After a quick stop in Iowa to refuel and exercise off all of the great food we’ll eat at Felipe’s, we’ll make our way up to Minnesota’s Twin Cities. We’ll meet with and interview the folks from Los Osuna at Barrio on our first day there and attend an event of epic proportions hosted by Revel Spirits at 6Smith in Wayzata.
Then we’ll pick up the guys at Gramma’s house and roll into Wisconsin where we will stop in the quaint community of Stoughton that can trace it’s history to Norway. There, we’ll spend some time with the proprietress of Cheeser’s to learn all about some of America’s finest craft cheeses (and a few imports).
Where do Apples Come From?
From Wisconsin, we’ll loop around Lake Michigan to visit some of Michigan’s finest u-pick farms and farmer’s markets for great local foods. I grew up on a little farm in Maine so apple picking was something we looked forward to every year. I’m really excited about doing this with my sons.
Adventures of Mammoth Proportions
Next we’ll drive to Kentucky for batty and Jurassic adventures at Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s largest cave system, and Dinosaur World. With 150 life-sized dinosaurs, Sparky’s going to flip!
Making our way south, we’ll do some glamping by The Big Muddy and maybe hop a riverboat in Memphis.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
After that, we’re headed to Crater of Diamond’s State Park in Arkansas to get our rock hound on! When you find a diamond there, you get to name it, so I’m getting my list of names ready!
After our big diamond strike, we’ll make our way back to Texas to explore the American space program at NASA in Houston. Teddy is super excited about this one.
It might seem strange that we can juggle work and family activities on these tours but we don’t see it as all that difficult. We work, play, and learn whether we’re at home or away. Every day is an adventure and we like it that way. When you’re with the people you love, anywhere can be home.