I left Denver and headed east--crossing some of the most god-forsaken county in the US!
At a one point, I realized my mind was not "present" on the road and actually drifted out of my lane one time and got honked at! Somewhat shaken, I realized I had fallen sleepy for a moment. So I put the windows down, scooched way up to the steering wheel, turned the stereo up and started singing along to the music!
It worked to keep me alert for the remainder of the day's drive and scared the little road critters out of their wits!
The road was amazingly barren from Shreveport to Alexandria--about 100 miles of nuthin'. Not a single Rest Area. There was one Tourism/Info center but a sign said "No Trucks". Since I often use the edge of the car parking areas, I slid down for a peek and...the signs were right! No room for anything larger than a Lincoln!
Since I am no longer in true "play" mode and heading directly to my RV warranty service appointment in Hammond LA, I thought I would do a "best of/worst of" blog.
Most of My "Worst" are so adrenaline-charged and short-lived that taking pictures is just not a practical thing to do. Thankfully, my bad times are few:
Worst WakeUp call: Getting on the scale before leaving Eureka CA. (Wow! I'm haulin' an extra 10 and my fake hip hurts!)
Worst Weather: 116 degrees in Gainesville, TX (Wow! With 18% humidity, call me "MummySue" rather than "MovinSue")
Worst Moment: Entering a Texas interstate from an on-ramp that had no yield lane and seeing a 16-wheeler in my mirror "on top" of me. (TEXAS has already distinguished itself in prior years as having the most insane road system ever!)
Worst Mistake: Proceeding into the bush on a one-lane gravel road somewhere in the Shasta-Trinity Mountains. (Wow, what was I thinking?!)
Ok I feel better. I am currently at Dixie RV in Hammond LA where I am trying to get my rig fixed under warranty. More on that later. I could be here for two weeks...