Again, what a great visit we had with Weldon and Sandy and our time with them came to an end way too soon. Before, we left,
Sandy had to see if Dennis of RV Driving School was correct, and that our motor home could swing out only 4.5 feet. So Mark told her to stand right in front while he pulled out. Sure enough…Dennis was right and Mark didn’t run over Sandy.
As usual, we conferred with Streets and Trips to plan our route south. It wanted us to backtrack on I-20 West to I-35 South and on towards 281. That seemed sort of foolish…so, we did just the opposite and took the back roads. By choosing
the back roads, it allowed us to miss Waco, Austin, and San Antonio. There was nothing really great about the back roads…they just made for a leisure travel day.
Texas prairie land, the
the small towns and the
old Texas court houses were a change from the busy cities that line I-35.
We made a couple of rest stops and one fuel stop. We arrived
at Retama almost 10 hours and 600 miles later. I know…I know that is not what RVer’s do, but, long travel days are no big deal to us, especially when we are traveling by ourselves and have a place we really want to be. Today’s trip was uneventful…the only thing that suffered
was a rear tire on the jeep. And, that happened somewhere in the last few miles of the trip…more than likely, just down the road where we went through a little construction. Mark will air it up in the morning and go to the local tire shop.
We are both glad to return to Retama and anxious to get settled in our winter home and routine. We are looking forward to some fun times and some great adventures. We invite any of you to stop in for a visit if you are in the RGV.
As I close this journal tonight, I hope all of you that were in the middle of our country survived the storms that caused so much concern today. And, to those who are dealing with various health issues and have had surgery or facing surgery, we wish you all a speedy recovery.