We can't wait to get started on our trip and so have begun "in earnest" planning. That means maps, binders, websites, charts, reservations and lots and lots of talking.
We purchased a new-to-us car - a Grand caravan so we can tow a lot more and we purchased the "Quiksilver" 8 that we had our eye on last year. Pick-up is in April.
We're looking to follow local food resources as well and I'll try to keep track of those farms, farmers markets etc. that catch our eye - and that hopefully we get a chance to visit. The first is upick berry farm just south of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. The second is a national web resource called Local Harvest.