Monday, June 20, 2011

Mon. June 20, 2011

We headed out towards Memphis. We plan to stop at a KOA just west of Nashville. Our plan is to arrive in Knoxville tomorrow afternoon. Kris, this is for you, I hope you enjoy the blog! We will spend a couple days with Jeff, Mere & boys & then head for Burlington & HOME!

Sun. June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day! Both Larry's kids called him & he appreciated them touching base. We headed across Texas( big state). Traveled some good roads, but it was windy! Larry does a phenominal job driving the coach. I got excited when we got around the Fort Worth/Dallas area & I saw TREES!!! We spent the night in Texarkana, TX at a KOA park. I traded trees for hot nights & hot mornings. I did love the cool nites & mornings in the desert. Oh well, you can't have it all.

Sat. June 19, 2011

We packed up & started our journey to Burlington via Knoxville. We overnighted in Sweetwater, TX at a Walmart. It is hard to believe that we have been on the road 5 weeks! We have had a wonderful time, but I am ready to sleep in my own bed. I told Larry, give me a week & I will be ready to hit the road again.

Fri/ June 17, 2011

We slept in because we were out WAY past our bedtime last night. Had a relaxing breakfast & Larry decided that I needed to see a horse race. Rudioso Downs is the local Race track. We stayed for 4 races & after losing $30, we left. It was something I can check off my bucket list. Checked out the town & went back home & took a nap. We had dinner at the casino, they have a great buffet. Called it a night, early.

Thurs. June 16, 2011

We got up at a reasonable hour & Amelia fixed a great farewell breakfast. Tried to help clean up breakfast, but that was a negative, so we packed up Adventure & headed for Rudioso, NM. Larry, mom, & I celebrated our 3rd anniversary at a resort in Rudioso. We spent 2 days in a campground just off the main road. We went to the casino, Inn of the Mountain Gods. I invested $20 & went home with $114- a good return on my investment. Left the casino around 1230am & an elderly gentleman flagged us down-told us his vision was bad & he was lost. We led him to the main road & watched him drive down the wrong side of the median. A semi & a car missed hitting him. I called 911 & a few minutes later a police sped past us with red light blazing. A ways down the road he was pulled off the side of the road. Thank God!!! Scary!

Wed. June 15, 2011

Kris had us up at the crack of dawn(that would be around 7:00am). He had to get his windshield fixed in Truth or Consequences. Kris, Larry & I went out to breakfast at a great little cafe. Kris, then took us on a tour or the area. It was very educational. We went back & visited with Amy & Gordy. Gord took us to a restaurant that he had never frequented. Good food & good company. An enjoyable day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tues. June 14, 2011

Hit the road to Elephant Butte to spend a couple days with my aunt & uncle. Had a straight drive down  the road with not much road work & an easy drive for Larry. Kris, my cousin, is living with Amelia & Gord & we spent the evening getting caught up on family & getting reaquainted. It's good to see everyone. Gord took us to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. A relaxing time & great food. We are going to tour Elephant Butte & Truth or Consequences in am. The rest of the trip is making our way back home. I will write if something interesting happens. We are stoppin at Jeff's house in Knoxville to celebrate Towne's 1st. birthday. Where does the time go?