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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today Really is the First Day of the Rest of your Life!


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….

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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..


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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..



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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!!

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I guess I will go and do some laundry. See….. no rest up, no rust up!


Michael Ultra



16 comments:

  1. I am about 6 weeks from blast off. I still have work to do before leaving but I am living my dream RIGHT NOW. It is all part of the process. I am enjoying the beginnings of your travels. Hoo Rah!

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  2. Check around the park. You will find some other bloggers there.

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  3. I'm so happy for you! I hope your travels bring lots of joy and new adventures. Keep us posted!

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  4. This is awesome! So, so happy for you! Enjoy, enjoy!

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  5. Welcome to the East Texas Piney Woods. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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  6. Be sure to go to the Sunday ice cream social. There are always tons of nice people there.

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  7. Wishing you as much enjoyment as you have been anticipating!

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  8. How VERY Exciting... and sometimes those unplanned overnight stops boondocking are the best. Its a great feeling being at home with everything we need, even in the middle of a parking lot or in a dirt lot.

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  9. Glad you are enjoying yourself, Michael! Not that there was ever any doubt!

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  10. So happy for you Michael. I can't wait to read more adventures.
    Enjoy

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  11. I am just so happy for you being on the road. We have never made it to Livingston but a lot of our friends have. Where are you headed from there?

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  12. OH NO..."A free spirit run amuck". I wanted to see your rig before you hit the road, but I guess your still pissed. You'll get over it, brothers are that way. I have your title. Any thing I can do? You have my number. I don't often read RV blogs, but when I do, I prefer yours. Stay safe my friend.

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  13. Check out where Culberston Loop and Escapees Drive meet - site 44 - 63. There is a large tree/bush next to a house. Look under there for a Peace Rock. It just may still be there. There is a photo of my site on my blog where you can see the tree. Good luck. Hope you find it.

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  14. I am so glad to see you finally on the road where you belong. I also went to Livingston Escapees and took care of license and registration. They are wonderful people.

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  15. Late, true, but heartfelt. You did it! I'm so happy you're in the lifestyle of your choice and enjoying it. Happy travels to you. ~ Hobopals

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