My wife did, tracking mileage, weather, every penny spent, where we stayed, where we stopped to rest or eat, what we stopped to see, who we met, whatever we did, and her impressions of it all. Not just for RVing, she did it for all our travel, cruises and tours all around the world, with groups and privately with friends.
She was the writer, I was the photographer and driver, if we were driving.
Now that she is gone, her journals help me fill in the details on what it was that I photographed.
I take lots of pictures on each trip and post them to Photobucket. I also post to my blog about each trip. Even though I have some friends who read it, and it is available to the public, I write it for me. Sometimes, I go back and read one to remember the trip better.
Thought about doing a personal blog/website (I own one of the most trafficked Green Bay Packers websites) but that is more work than I care to do now.
Just enjoying the travels, more local Nevada and California right now until the wife finally retires in December, and then we really 'head on down the road'.
GO PACK GO!
We've been trying to get our "Pack T@B" to Green Bay for two summers. Actually had it booked this year, and daughter's mission trip changed our plans.
My mom kept journals of our camping trips, and continued through the lives of my kids. Our kids are now 19, 22, and 23. We now also upload photos as well.
You can't imagine the joy to my children, and myself, when reading through those journals and re-living the trips with our dear and precious grandma/mom, who passed last fall.
Jot down those memories, folks. They'll be like gold in your hands one of these days.
We found two journals dedicated to camping and backpacking, at a Gander Mountain store near our home. The camping journal is almost full, so I ordered a new one on-line. You can choose by color, size, and dedicated use. The journal company's website is:
Wil, Tara, Nakeeta (Alaskan husky 6 yr.-old), and Keeko (Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix 3 yr.-old)
(Joey our 6-yr. old Jack Russel mix, passed over the Rainbow Bridge 12/19/09.)
2008 Jay Flight 24RKS; 2006 Chevy Suburban 1500 4X4 Z71
I keep a daily journal/log (a carry-over from our sailing days) that stays on the rig. I keep track of our daily mileage totals when we are traveling, but no other kinds of mundane things!
I then use that to update our travel blog with more information and details. I LOVE this digital photography and take LOTS of pictures, which I upload to our Picasa album website.
I have a group of family and friends that I email whenever I make an update to the travel blog. I also have hotlinks for both sites in my signature boxes so those can be click on anytime.
These are great to go back to review as well as to look back too for campgrounds or places to recommend to others. I would highly recommend keeping some type of journal just for your own memories and hopefully our kids will enjoy reading ours if and when they are able to travel more.