Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

Wrapping Up Our Trip . . .

We were out of our site at Poche’s Fish N Camp RV Park and on I-10 heading toward Houston a little after 7am.

As we hit the road, we were hoping that our luck with the cool weather would hold. And lucky for us,  it pretty much did.

It stayed overcast the entire trip with short bouts of rain, at least until we were coming into Lake Charles. Then the bottom dropped out.

And as we made the last big curve and approached the bridge, I told Jan it did not bode well that we could not actually ‘see’ the bridge, just the lights of the cars going up and coming down. Nothing of the actual structure of the bridge or the water below. Probably the perfect bridge crossing for our good friend Nick Russell, who is publicly vehement in his dislike of bridges.

The rain was pretty much gone by the time we reached the Texas border where we stopped for a break, but the heavy cloud cover held and it stayed cool all the rest of the way.

And, as I mentioned the other day, about 50 miles back into Texas,  we rolled over 150,000 total miles in our 1999 American Eagle coach, and of course, 85,000 miles for us a couple of days ago.

Our first stop before home was at the Buc-ee’s down in La Marque where we unhitched the truck and then dieseled up. I was presently surprised to find that gas prices had really dropped in the 2+ weeks we were gone, and diesel was only $2.77/gal. Nice.

We were backing into our site here at the Petticoat Junction RV Park a little after noon. And it was nice to be back ‘home’, even though we had a great time seeing everyone.

After getting plugged in and then catching our breath for a bit, we headed up to the Webster area, with a quick detour along the way to pick up some chairs from our storage room to take by the house so we’ll have a place to sit.

Our first real stop was our favorite East Star Chinese Buffet for lunch. With all the different foods we had on our trip, Chinese is the one that got left out. Between BBQ, Mexican, and Cajun,  we pretty much covered all the rest.

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After that we made a WalMart stop for a few things, and then went by the house to drop off the chairs and be sure everything was OK while we were gone. And it was.

Back home I finally set up the Sat/TV system for the first time since we left June 21st of  last month. We both agreed we kind of like our ‘quiet time’, and we may have a little more of it to come.

Tomorrow it’s back to work for me, and probably a lot of puttering around the rig for Jan, putting everything back where it goes.

Thought for the Day:

Don’t be ashamed of who you are. That’s your parent’s job.


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