How do you tell family they can’t come with you?

I’ve been working hard to plan my move to an RV and my inaugural drive to the Arctic. As evidenced by previous posts, I’ve spent almost TOO much time planning for a seemingly infinite variety of possibilities.

So, after all of my hard work, research, extensive planning, etc., my late-to-the-game sister is getting excited, saying, “Send the itinerary! I’m going to drive with you!”

After my miserable year in bed, this trip to the Arctic means a lot to me. The planning, the hoping, the challenge, the adventure. It is a solitary adventure.  Something important is lost when it starts to turn into some hilarious sorority caravan.

Do I say, “No, you are not”?  Who am I to say she can’t drive these roads and stay in these RV parks? We are very close and I’m not sure my desire to go alone would even make sense to her. I think she would be hurt by the suggestion.

So at this point, I haven’t said she can’t go. Even worse, I have sent her the requested itinerary.

I have to tell her she cannot go.

Why am I such a &^*%?

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