January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO



Saturday, May 4, 2013

They are gone and so are we (almost)

Huntsville,   TX

The family living on one of our slide rails have flown the nest.  

We requested replacements here for our gate guard assignment.  We want back on the road.  We asked that Monday be our last day.  Yesterday we got a call from the area supervisor asking if we would leave on Sunday instead.  Our replacements are paid up at their current campground until Saturday night and would like to take over on Sunday.   Good with us!

So today we will do a few pick-ups and arranging.   This rig needs a good cleaning inside and out.  The out will have to wait.  But since there is very little traffic on the dusty driveway now, we will get started on the inside.

Len is cleaning the inside of the truck now.   The outside is really dirty.  Once we get to our destination that will be handled too.

So tomorrow when our replacements arrive we will take off for the short 160 mile ride to Sulphur, LA where we will be staying on A+ Campground until May 28.   We've stayed at the campground before and have been impressed with it.

I tend to be on the thrifty (cheap) side.   As much as I want to get on the road again, I get a pit in my stomach thinking about spending money again.  Money on campgrounds, diesel, an occasional dinner or lunch out, etc.etc.   These are things we did not do while sitting idle and actually MAKING money instead of spending it.   But somehow I think I will adjust!  Oh yea.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

8 comments:

Laurie and George said...

I'm sure it was all worth it. You will be glad to get back to civilization for sure!

Carol said...

Glad you guys are back on the road. I'm trying to keep a few of those habits learned in last years isolation in ND... like eating dinner at home more often. Enjoy LA and visiting family.

Judy and Emma said...

I don't blame you for being anxious to leave.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Glad Len is feeling so much better and out doing the things he just loves to do...clean...hehe

Safe travels my friend. Glad your wheels are on the move once again.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Have you enjoyed reading Angela's Ashes? I have read it and Tis excellent books I love Frank McCourt he wrote another one called Teacher Man. Lot's of love to you and Len. Angela

MargieAnne said...

You will enjoy being away from all the dust. To my way of thinking that must be the biggest drawback of gate keeping.

You'll adjust faster than you think to being on the road again. Although it can be kind of scary how much money you can spend once on the move.

I am trying not to count the cost of all the fun we had in Hawaii. It was worth every cent.

Blessings

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Enjoy the freedom!

JO said...

I bet your happy to be hitting the road again. But yes now you have to spend some money. I guess you can just stay longer at each place.

Good travels and be safe.