Saturday, April 19, 2014

I Can Drive For Miles and Miles and Miles

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Don’t know what it is with me, but I have always been one who can drive for miles and miles and miles (think of the song “I can see for miles…..”)  We left Houston at 5:30 on Thursday, arrived in Tarpon Springs/Holiday area at 12:30 Saturday morning after spending the night at a Flying J in Tallahassee area.  We both got a good 7 hours sleep, it was pretty quiet, a bit cold, but very comfortable.

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These pictures were taken at a rest area Friday just inside Mississippi.  We did not stay long, mostly so that the little Princess, errr, Skruffy, could do her business out on the lawn.  She feels so “privileged” now days…well, I guess for the past 4 1/2 years since I rescued her…but very much so now that she gets to live with us in the condo, and she got to go help pick out the motorhome.

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When we compare this motor home to the last, we do so with tender love because we really did like the Jayco, and there are a few things about it that will be missed, especially the extra room.  However, the Isata has a “state of the art” for 2005 sound system, including a Sirius radio (top of dash) and this neat Kenwood radio, GPS, and who knows what else it does system.  We had a GPS that we took between the car and the RV, now each will have their own.  The voice on this one is so much more gentle.  But like all GPS systems, you will find errors with them.

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So how are we going to break the new motorhome in?  I can drive for miles and miles and miles!!!  We plan to leave on Friday, April 25th (mom’s birthday, by the way) to head to Houston.  After a few days of repairs, then up to Arkansas to see my youngest son, some family and friends and routine doctor’s appointment on the 6th, then to Utah for a very quick visit with my daughter Stephanie, and then to California by May 9th so that we will be at mom’s BBQ picnic on the 10th.  Getting from point “D” to point “F” in 3 1/2 days is going to be much, but I did it once in 28 hours so I know it can be done.  After that, life is going to slow down considerably….and a refreshing trip to Yosemite will also be in order before mom has her hip operation.  Winking smile

16 comments:

  1. Very nice new "home." Looks like a great plan. I am sure your family appreciates the time you spend with them.

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    1. Since we are not doing Alaska, being close to mom during this surgery seems to be the thing to do. Marcia had hip surgery a few years ago, so she can let mom know what to expect, how to handle it.

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  2. Boy that is a really beautiful RV. I love the color. It's so nice to hear you so happy and making plans. Drive on!

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    1. Thanks. I think we will really enjoy this one, once we get the little kinks worked out. It is easy to drive, that's for sure.

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  3. It's so pretty! Have a good trip - that's a lot of driving!

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    1. It is way too much driving in such a short amount of time...but we are just grateful that it looks like we will make the party, it would be the first time all seven/eight kids are together for many, many years. (Both of my sisters are adopted, they were half sisters, and there is another adult half sister who we also consider family now, hence the "seven/eight" kids.)

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  4. It looks very clean & Sherry's right--the color is gorgeous! I think you may win the PDD Gold Award (check with Paul & Marti Dahl).

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    1. Thanks, and yes, we have driven over 500 miles in one day before in a motorhome....when I drove from Arkansas to California in 28 hours it was in a car.

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  5. Looks great! You should be able to really get to know it on your way west.

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    1. Yes, if we can really break it in this summer, then Alaska will be on our agenda for next summer, we hope.

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  6. Well it sounds exhausting to me, but fun. Congratulations on your gorgeous new home.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, too much driving, I agree....but you got to do what you gotta do.

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  7. Looks like you are going to be passing close by us in Bartlesville, Ok. Like your new rig!

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    1. Close but probably a bit south of it along the tollway.

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  8. Love the new home on wheels! So glad you are making plans. Life is an adventure! Enjoy......

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    1. Thanks, I think we will like it a lot. Marcia said if it had a bit more storage it would be just about perfect.

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