Thursday, December 31, 2009

Road Warriers

Yesterday Denny and I were settled fairly early into our campsite in the middle of Nowhere, Texas as I had the short drive of 170 miles of all highway driving. By late afternoon new fulltimers (on the road for 2 months) had pulled up near us, bustling about sweeping up all around the exterior entrance side of their rig. We thought that they were being anal about their parking area; it turns out when they stepped outside to register at the office for their campsite, their Plexiglas screen door exploded sending plastic shards all over. Never heard of that happening!

Denny and I were sharing a dessert of tiramisu (we highly recommend the tiramisu and bread pudding at the Pizza Shack in Willis, TX) when other folks started arriving-- at 8 o'clock at night! Understand that these folks pulling up aren't young, working couples; no, these are retired folks who should theoretically be relaxed and enjoying life and instead are apparently driving 12 and 13 hours a day. Why do I figure that? Because these same folks who arrived at 7:30 and 8:00PM last night were leaving at 6:30 and 7:00AM this morning! That's insane. Granted, Texas is a BIG state. It's almost 1,000 miles across Interstate 10 from border to border (we'll have put on 1,200 miles by the time we reach St. David, Arizona from Willis, TX). But to try to do it in one or two days? Crazy. Plus, it's never fun to try to navigate a strange campground in the dark--there's too many things you can't see, like overhanging limbs or stray decorative boulders that jump in your way.

I like our way much better.


Sam&Donna said...

Just wanted to say hi and introduce ourselves, We are Sam & Donna, Sam is a retired 30 year cop in St Louis County Mo and Donna is till working as an accountant in a trucl company, oh yeah Sam drives a Trailway bus as he can't stay retired fully and be bored stiff, Donna is retiring in the late spring and then we are selling the house and heading out in our fiver.We have been following you blog for a little while now and congradulations on the new rig, hope you get all the new kinks worked out and it serves you well, Happy New Year and maybe we will see you down the road, evenmtually I would like to learn how to set up a blog when we start our adventure. Sam & Donna

SkippyMom said...

I like your way better too Linda, but suppose they had an emergency and had to be somewhere quick? Like medical or sick child? I wouldn't imagine they did this all the time - that would be exhausting!

Glad you are almost out of Texas. :)

Have a great 2010 darling! Thanks for everything. :)

Linda and Denny said...

I would agree, Skippy, except this was three rigs yesterday. Today at our current campground, seven rigs arrived after 7 PM last night and of that lot one left at 6AM this morning, one at 6:15AM and one at 7AM. That's a lot of emergencies in two days.

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