Heading East Night 1

I had a last-minute medical test Monday morning that should’ve taken about 45 minutes but it end up being about 2 hours due to some miscommunication between my doctor and the hospital. But in any case it led to a delayed departure from the Roost.

The rig was all ready except to pull the plug at the pedestal because we had worked much of the day Sunday getting organized both in the rig and the shed.

When I got back Kathy had everything inside tucked safely away in it’s appropriate”travel” location so all I had to do was turn the key, pull the rig out to the street so we could hook up the car, and then head east out of Arizona and into New Mexico.

Our plan is to drive about 300 miles a day to get us to Bushnell Florida by Saturday night. We realize that’s a perfect world .. there may be delays and we may not be able to do 300 mes every day. But that’s our goal.

We pulled in to the Escapee Dream Catcher RV Park at Deming, NM about 6:00 p.m. Park Manager Kyle greeted us and got us checked in to a nice dry camping site for $8.50 for the nite.

The clubhouse has an honor system canteen with candy bars and ice cream which we will refrain from visiting because we already had our ice cream today when we visited the Dairy Queen counter at “The Thing” roadside attraction and convenience store on I-10.

The Bowling Travel Stop featuring “The Thing”

Here’s some pix of the store inside. Talk about tourist stuff – Wow! They have it all

Shirts, hats, mugs, and more
The entrance to ‘The Thing”

While we were parked at “The Thing” and we took the opportunity to stretch our legs going in to get our (small) Mint Oreo Blizzards, we also ate our “healthy” lunch back in the coach.

Our typical On The Road lunch😁

I know it doesn’t look like a “healthy” lunch but it’s a lot better than a big bacon cheeseburger and fries. Yes, we have the blizzard and some Veggie Stix, but we’ve also got celery, string cheese, pickles, tuna (in the pink bowl), and cottage cheese.

Dinner tonight will be tossed green salad and Kathy’s homemade Cabbage/tomato/onion/celery/carrot/potato soup.

We enjoy staying at Dream Catcher RV Park.  It’s an Escapee park (discounted stays), you can walk next door to the motel to get a drink at the bar or dinner at their restaurant, and it’s a very E-Z on and off to/from the interstate.

Our dry camping site for the night
The clubhouse at Dream Catcher

The sun is setting, it’ll be an early night tonight. Since we are dry camping, we’ll have no hook-ups to disconnect in the am.

So I know I’ll be up before sunrise. I’ll make our coffee and watch the early morning news while Kathy’s still asleep. Once she’s up and out of the shower well turn the key and keep heading east.

Our plan for tomorrow night is to stay at an eastbound Rest Area just west of Fort Stockton, Texas.

Till then … Be safe out there. Thanks so much for riding along.

Oh by the way … Have you ever been to see “The Thing”? Let us know in the comments section below.

5 thoughts on “Heading East Night 1

  1. Yes, David and I visited The Thing when we were travelling with just our truck before we picked up our RV in IN. There are a lot of fun places to check out everywhere you go. I’d love to have the recipe for Kathy’s Cabbage/tomato/onion/celery/carrot/potato soup, if she’s willing to share!!!

    1. Char, you can go on web and Google “Best cabbage soup recipe ever so far”. I add some hot sauce, grated cheese, and a dollop of sour cream! U can use Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies instead of plain canned tomatoes to give it some zip!

    1. Our fist stop will be at Crestview for 1 or maybe 2 nights to visit friends, then down to Bushnell which will be out base for 2 weeks. We’ll be spending time with friends at Orlando, Crystal River, Ocala. If time allows we will drive to Sebring, Wauchula, Polk City to see others. Where are you at?

      1. I live in Jupiter on the east coast. Getting ready to jump on a plane to Indiana for a business trip thru Thursday. I’m supposed to be taking delivery on the Country Coach in Ft. Myers on Saturday. The CC should be ready for a shake down road trip in a couple of weeks if you want to meet up. I need to check Karen’s schedule to confirm that though.

        Take care!

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