Sunday, April 11, 2010
Trippin' to Texas
The MovinSueMobile is on a Road Trip!
It was a relatively easy getaway from Saddlebag for the first leg of my trip to San Antonio, TX. I secured my stump lid, closed off the water and hid the blue reflector light (alerts the Trash Guys to presence of trash in the stump) and dashed off a Bon Voyage email to the Community Association. Off I went! And back I came! I forgot to lock the sliding glass door and pull the window treatment shut. OK, so off I go--again.
An hour later, I remembered that I had forgotten my cell phone charger. Darn, but thank goodness it can receive a charge from my laptop while I have it tethered for internet! Whew!
I always check my route carefully and even jot a note or two so I don't have to worry about going off route. Unfortunately, I missed an exit, there was NO return exit and I had to go 5 miles to the next exit, turnaround and proceed 10 miles to the preceding exit. So, 20 miles out of my way and 40 min later than necessary, I arrived at my friends, Barry and Sue and the kids, Cody and Leah.
And then it occurred to me that I had planned to bring something for my sister and our friend to enjoy in San Antonio but...forgot it. I know exactly where it's packed. I also know where my firearm is but forgot it too. And I'm even legal to carry it since I just got my Concealed Weapons Permit in the mail! Guess I'll use my finger...
I am presently in my RV at a FL rest stop near Tallahassee to walk Cassie, have some breakfast and watch the Sunday morning talking heads. When I stopped, I saw that I had forgotten to strap my TV down and it had swung out over the cabover. And, I didn't close the Fuel Door after I filled up last night and I guess it was just blowin' in the breeze for 100 miles. Geez! I hardly ever forget these kinds of things! BTW--diesel fuel all over the map with prices-I have seen $3.31 on I-75 and I paid $2.96 at Walmart. Seems to be averaging $3.09 and they are now charging 5 cents/gal to use credit.
I-75 was a parking lot yesterday until Lake City. Florida's Turnpike was also a parking lot. And you had to PAY TOLLS to sit in traffic on the Turnpike! There was no accident or construction--I checked 511. It was just...congested.
Guess I should git along down the road. I Wallydocked last night and there was an RV nearby with 2 women selling or giving away puppies . She had a poodle, a dachshund and 3 puppies I couldn't identify.
I may boondock again tonight; I have plenty of water, the weather is cool and there's a nice Cracker Barrel near my landing spot. (I love CB's; they are always quiet and have lots of clean grass for Cassie to mess up.) Since my cell phone gives me internet access, I need campgrounds even less than ever--however, I will probably need a campground for my reality shows on Mon & Tues (24, AI) and will probably need fluid management.