Saturday, November 25, 2017
Our last blog post was in the beginning of October and November is almost over, once again we didn’t make the time to update our blog with all our adventures. We just got so busy working and traveling that we felt rest was just a bit more important. Yes, this year our traveling was much more extensive and before we knew it, it is now over. We traveled over 9,000 miles in the past 10+ weeks and we are exhausted and will now take the next month to travel the way we like to do, under a few hundred miles per day with days in between to rest and relax.
We do want to get out of the cold nights and head to the desert, we begin working again mid-December in Casa Grande, Arizona. Because we were tired of taking Interstate 10 west, we chose to head back to Amarillo for a few days before we head west on Interstate 40, then turn south again on Interstate 25 into warmer days and nights. Hanging out in Benson and Casa Grande for a few weeks looking for a tow vehicle is our plan. Anybody have a tow vehicle for sale, or know of anyone that does that will be in that area, let us know so we can check it out? For now, we are just chilling for a few days up in Amarillo before we get on the road again and head to warmer climate.
We had some great times with PepWear this year, but there were some rough times as well that could have and should have been avoided but that will be in our negotiations IF we decide to do it again next year. We really do love the break from the RV Lifestyle for those few months, we love the travel but just not as extensive as this year was and we love the work, but we will have to weigh it all out and see if this might be something to pursue again next year.
As for a discussion for permanent work we had going on during this adventure, call us crazy but we turned down a 6-figure income because we did not want to go back into such a structured environment. It had some great points especially the money and included travel, but on their schedule and their choices of where we go. For the most part it had too much structure and even though we thought we might be able to do it for a few years, we decided that if these are our last years of living do we really want them to be living without our freedom, so we turned them down. It was NOT an easy decision, but the bottom line was all that money would not, could not buy our happiness and we were not willing to give up who we both have become to do it. We will figure out a way to get Maggie replaced without selling our souls and getting back into the rat race.
So now we will get back into our way of travel and keep you all updated on our whereabouts so we can possibly get some visits in this year.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
3725 Harrison Street
Vernon, TX 76384
Back to the roads less traveled and only traveling a few hundred miles per day with days off in between…LOVE IT!! We decided not to drive Interstate 10 out of Texas since we hate that drive so we chose to go north to Amarillo, then I-40 W to Albuquerque and then I-25 S to Las Cruces, New Mexico before heading west on Interstate 10 into Arizona, yes it was a few hundred miles out of our way but we have the time.
We headed north on US 287 from Weatherford, Texas, we stopped after about 165 miles in Vernon, Texas where we found a Walmart and the Rocking A RV Park right next to it.
We got to the park during their lunch hours but the note gave a number to call which we did and we were quickly greeted by a nice lady who checked us in and escorted us to our site.
We paid $36 using our Good Sam 10% discount for a water, electric (30amp), sewer site on grass that was level enough so we did not have to do any leveling at all. It was a pull in, back out site which faced the playground. The area was barren during this time of the year so it was quiet.
The location was convenient, on and off highway and right by a Walmart but little else to offer as far as location.
The place was just a bit outdated but the staff was accommodating and pleasant and if we are in the area again, we will stop here for a night. Unfortunately we were exhausted and forgot to take any photos.