This blog chronicles our travels in retirement. Most, but not all, will be in our Micro Lite travel trailer. My purpose is 1) to capture the memories for us 2) to share our adventures with family and friends who care to read and 3) to offer insight for those who may be making similar trips/adventures in the future. Comments are very much appreciated, and I will respond to all. Thank you for reading, and Happy Travels!
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2018-11-22 Thanksgiving Breakfast
Here's the lowdown:
1) We leave New Town.
2) We arrive at Roberts RV&Boat Storage Facility and eat breakfast in our Microlite.
3) Eating Thanksgiving breakfast in our trailer was just grape!
4. Talia and Christina were just nuts about our trailer!
The date had been set. Dan's last day of work would be Friday, May 31, 2019. This was the day the license expired on the million mile van, and this was the day Dan would say good-bye to all the nice folks at First Capitol Courier. However, it was not to be.
Early Friday afternoon, on the 31st, Dan called and said, "I have a question for you; ...it's just a question." This is our standard modus operandus opening for what could be a "lively discussion". Dan continues - they have a run to Amarillo, Texas, and it doesn't have to be delivered until Monday morning. He discussed the options for taking it, not taking it, when to leave, if I would go, and what vehicle to take, deliver it or make a trip of it - so much to decide and fast. After a quick review on Tripadvisor to see what there is to do in Amarillo, I called him back quickly (as per his instructions) and said I would go. We would leave on Sunday, after his retirement dinner on Saturday nig…
The planets aligned on Thursday morning, January 24th at about 10:30 am. That was when Dan called me, and said he had a run to Seadrift, Texas. After hearing the details, I said, "Let me call you back." After checking the route on Google Maps, I called back with my list of conditions. I will go with you IF:
#1) You drop me off at Waco on the way to Seadrift,
#2) We spend 3 nights in Waco,
#3) We go to the Silos at Magnolia Farms, and
#4) We take the van tour of Waco offered by the now married, Most Eligible Bachelor, of the same name Fixer Upper episode.
Dan quickly agreed to the list, and I quickly packed and made arrangements for Lisa Bee to cat sit Sammy. We would make hotel reservations on the way. Part of the planets aligning meant we could take the Prius, which is way more comfortable than the million mile van.
We got to our hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Baylor, at about 1 am (technically Friday, 1/25). It was a beautiful hotel, about 6 months old,…
So we go to the RV show, just for fun. We've been talking for almost a year about purchasing an Aliner Expedition. We loved the simplicity and the easy set up. There was; however, a thought which plagued us as we thought about future travels and expeditions. The restroom. We thought we'd be content with not having to deal with a restroom and all that goes with an RV restroom. I certainly did not want a toilet 2 feet from the "kitchen."
But once we walked into the Flagstaff Micro Lite 23FBKS, our expedition plans were but a distant memory. We loved everything about it, and the restroom separated into its own private room felt like a more comfortable plan to deal with middle of the night restroom breaks on our travels. We were smitten, and it was easy to see as we lingered at and inside the unit. The salesperson lowered the price, and we bit, rationalizing in various, creative ways, why we needed to buy now.