How true those words are. I have finally emerged from my self made cocoon into the type of life I have dreamed of. This is not just an everyday type of daydream. I got my fist camper way back in 1971. It was a homemade cabover camper on a 1957 Chevy P/U body. I wish I had a picture of it. I moved from Central California to Ruidoso, New Mexico. I was very young and still naive. Even then, I enjoyed many of the same things I love now, (some 40 years later) Here is my very first night out on the road….
We left Lubbock about noon and made it all the way to Weatherford. That is about 300 miles. I was having fun driving the new rig so I went longer than I had planned. I stopped at a chain restaurant and noticed a police car had pulled up behind me. I walked back and talked to a very pretty female officer. I asked about parking where I was to go eat. She said '”No problem”. I then asked about overnight parking and was told that was just fine. So cool, I had 39 on air tv stations and free internet from Lowe’s. What a great country this is!
The next morning, I made the last leg of the journey to Livingston, Texas. Here is my second camp..
It’s hard to tell, but we are at Walmart in Livingston. I had the opportunity to drive in my fist rainstorm. No problem. I really enjoying driving my train.(most of the time) I got into some construction and side road detours in Ft Worth. I hated that. Never again!! I will be very careful where I turn off from now on. Here is my home for the next week or so..
The weather has been wonderful! Almost 80 yesterday. What a great way to spend the Winter. I have met a lot of new people. My favorite so far is Ray. He told me he was a ray of sunshine. He was walking his doggie and stopped and chatted. He and his wife had originally came to the Escapee’s C.A.R.E. facility because she had gotten very sick. He was left a widower met another women when he was volunteering. They married 12 years ago and are still fulltimers. I ask him how old he was and found out he is 87 YEARS OLD! Wow!!
I guess I will go and do some laundry. See….. no rest up, no rust up!