Before the calendar can go green - I have to check websites, aps, and make phone calls. I track this on a our route planner, moving confirmed reservations to the expense trackers, and campgrounds we don't stay at to the "alternate route sheet, so I don't have to duplicate research if we need to stay in the same area again.
In addition to this we've created a family financial Excel workbook. It started as me simply wanting an expense tracker to match the categories of our budget. It grew to 14 pages now. A monthly expense tracker, an annual snapshot and a savings tracker. Our savings is very fluid right now. We knew it would have to supplement our retirement income until our plans settled out - but we'd saved to be able to take a one year sabbatical. We are trying to bank extras from various categories. I needed more info than a simple lump sum balance.
Hours of planning - but our sites are reserved through May 20th and we have a clear picture of our financial situation.
The packet of info arrived from the Idaho State Park department. We are looking forward to that new adventure.
I will have more reservations to make in the upcoming week, but we're getting it all nailed down.