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On The Road Again, Again

There is something about taking off for another year of adventure that just feels right.

Granted we have only been in Dallas for one month and 10 days of that was spent in Spain, it still feels like we are starting fresh again.  We spent time with our families, let go a little more of our old lives and belongings, spent countless hours in front of computers backing up and preparing for the future.  As we said our goodbyes and headed out of Dallas we almost immediately started feeling that strange adjustment in attitude with a new perspective in view.  It still amazes me how a trip never seems real until the moment it begins.  So here it is, our beginning to year 3 on the road again.

Now, if we could have only started a little earlier than 8pm…

Yes, we got a late start but it was a start none the less.  We drove through to Snyder, TX and called the Rip Griffin Travel Center home for the night amongst at least a dozen trucks.  There is nothing like the smell of exhaust and the sound of air brakes at a small town truck stop to start the trip off right.  We slept like babies.

We woke up this morning (well, Jason did) filled up the tank (got raped on diesel at 4.07 a gallon) and started our 7 hour drive through the “real world” as I call it.  Small farming communities, vast fields of oil rigs and the places that we know exist but rarely take notice of.  It’s the behind the scenes tour rural America.

snowy cotton

The snowy cotton fields of Texas…

royal singa

Singa the co-pilot…

texas windmills

Fields of free energy (sort of)…

nikki working hard

Hardly working…

oil rigs

Industrial nowhere…

pit stop

Scenic pit stops…

deer crossing

Dear, hurry…

the red barn

We finally made it to Cloud Country, New Mexico our home for the next few days.

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (13)

  • Hey you two!

    We so much enjoyed meeting you, thanks for stopping by our booth in wild and wooly Tombstone. Hope you didn’t get shot up at the OK Corral. Drive safely, we’ll look forward to seeing more pics of your journey.

  • Dennis

    Love the updates! Mostly excited about seeing you all soon!!

  • mary

    I love pixs of your cats! You look like great kitty parents!

  • Dave

    Buy a used Diesel Pusher, a Country Coach Allure or some intermediate model as I have seen several 40 footers with two slides selling for less than $50K….a bargain, and these coaches are tanks.

    We already full time and own a D.Pusher.

  • Keri

    Dallas misses you both terribly, but We’re all looking forward to your new adventures, and seeing all of your cute outfits, Nikki. You and Jason should do a special on how to look smashing on the road. You both seem to excell in that area!

  • Oh I’m so glad to see you back on the road..I’ve missed both of you ! Happy Traveling

  • Nice pics and I know that wonderful sense of freedom to be back on the road again! lucky youses! still in suspense over what can you went for. did you name it yet? safe travels! xox Karin & Ludger

    • Karin,
      Back on the road…what a liberating feeling. It’s crazy how beautiful the middle of nowhere can be.
      As for the new RV, you’ll have to stay in suspense as we haven’t purchased our new one yet….we’re still looking for that perfect one!

  • Love following along on your travels and watching the wonderful videos you create! If you ever come to Seattle please drop me a line!! xoxo

  • Wonderful pictures. Good luck on your travels.


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