Monday, September 30, 2013


Most of you know we’ve already arrived in Colorado, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you how our big adventure began.

Sunday morning we hooked the RV to the dually. We prayed our prayers for safe travel. And we headed out on the road…but FIRST we had to put the RV in storage (explanation later).

We got to the place we’d rented and I jumped out of the truck to begin directing my hubby and RV in for a safe and secure landing.

Or so we thought.

Ray inched forward at a snail’s pace. Then it happened. The A/C unit on the roof of our RV hit the top of the door. The loud scrapping noise that sounded caused my calm, cool and collected arm movements to resemble a crazed lunatic.

I had one mission in mind. STOP THE BUS (or in our case RV), which Ray did. Then he backed up our rig and got out of the truck to survey the scene. Even with his uncanny ingenuity at solving difficult problems – nothing short of letting the air out of the tires would solve this dilemma. It was official – we needed to locate another storage unit.

Now, I pretty sure some of you are scratching your head and mumbling under your breath. “I thought these wayward travelers were taking their 5th wheel and hitting the highways and byways. Why are they putting their RV in storage?”

We decided instead of hauling the 5th wheel to Colorado then back to Florida, where we’re spending the winter, we’d leave it in Houston. Then, while we’re in Colorado, we’d stay with family and friends.

It’s funny - this scenario seemed logical when we came up with it. But while in search of another place to park our RV I was about ready to tell Ray to take it down to Florida a couple of months early.

I’m happy to report we didn’t have to do that – we found another storage unit and our RV fit perfectly in its new home. The happy travelers (Ray, Maggie and me) were once more on the road to Colorado.

Stay tuned for more of our adventures…


Sunday, September 15, 2013


Today’s the day that we begin our big adventure. And every emotion known to man is doing a dance inside of me right now. Guess this shouldn’t surprise me since I’m in the middle of a complete life-changing experience.

One minute my excitement is through the roof for what’s next. I can’t wait to get on the road and see what’s around the next bend. No doubt there’s lots to see and do (and write about) as we traverse this great country we live in.

Oh, but wait. While I’m doing my happy dance, thinking about all the sights we’ll see in our travels, another pesky emotion comes knocking at my door. Fear! You know what I’m talking about – that moment when crazy ideas overtake any form of logic.

In my case the fear of the unknown. “What if one of us kicks the bucket while we’re on this big adventure?” Yes, I hate to admit it but I do tend toward the macabre. But I’ve found a sure-fire solution to this problem. When my thinking takes a wrong turn I stop and PRAY. I find prayer wrangles my wandering thoughts and heads them back in the right direction.

Which then helps me with two more emotions I’m dealing with right now – sadness and happiness. Leaving Texas means I have to say goodbye to the dear friends I’ve made here in the Lone Star state. Even thinking of this makes me want to cry. BUT on the flip side I’m happy we’re making this change now since technology is everywhere. Facebook, blogs and email will help us stay connected with everyone anywhere our RV takes us.

So it’s with excitement, fear, sadness and happiness that we bid Texas and our friends  a fond farewell!! But remember, we aren’t going to lose touch ‘cause I’ll keep you posted on what Ray, Janetta and Maggie are up to!!!

Stay tuned….