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I began this blog as a vehicle for reporting on a 47-day trip made by my wife and me in our motorhome down to the Yucatan Peninsula and back. I continued writing about our post-Yucatan travels and gradually began including non-travel related topics. I often rant about things that piss me off, such as gun violence, fracking, healthcare, education, and anything else that pushes my button. I have a photography gallery on my Smugmug site (

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

And So it Begins

Today we begin a motorhome trip from Nacogdoches, TX to Southern California. This will be our first long trip since we traded for a new motorhome last summer. Our intention is to be in Newport Beach for the birth of our grand daughter. The distance is a few miles shy of 1,600. Today is Wednesday and we plan to complete the trip on Sunday afternoon. Oh, we haven't left yet, either.

We hope to be on the road around 3:00 or 4:00 pm this afternoon and drive 91 miles to the Cracker Barrel restaurant on I-20 near Tyler, TX. They allow overnight parking and have a very large parking lot. We will stop there and overnight so we can get an early start tomorrow after a great breakfast in restaurant. We will then have four full days to travel the remaining 1,500 miles. That's only an average of 375 miles of Interstate Highway a day, or about six or seven hours per day of driving time. It's mostly straight and flat so we should be there in time, unless Siena decides to make an early debut. No need to worry about something we can't control.

We will be gone about four weeks and I plan to post reports of the trip here. I hope that I have nothing exciting to write about, unless it is something we witness rather than being the subject of the excitement. We seem to have a knack for finding trouble when we go on long trips in the motorhome. Wish us better luck, please.


cantinero 46 said...

Safe travels and you do have 4 days,no need to hurry.

Bill said...

Be safe. At least fuel prices won't be such a bite... until you get to California.

Croft said...

Have fun and Bill is right, fill up before entering California.

Robert & Carol Ann Martin said...

Yes, I know. California is very proud of their fuel!