Day 5, Junction, Texas, Oct. 26th, 2016

410 RV miles today, 1530 total

“Roads began as a means of linking locations of interest: towns, forts and geographic features such as river fords. Where roads met outside of an existing settlement, these junctions often led to a new settlement.” Thus Junction, Texas…where east meets west and north meets south.

The long, long, long road through west Texas. Arrived in Junction, Texas to Lum’s BBQ and a 3 mile jog along the river. img_4569




Day 4, El Paso, Texas, Oct. 25, 2016

383 RV miles today, 1120 total

“Real cowboys don’t take baths, they just dust off.”

We passed through New Mexico and then El Paso to arrive at the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse at Indian Cliff’s Ranch in the middle of nowhere, Texas! They let us dry camp in their parking lot overnight, as we are miles from anything in Fabens, Texas!





Day 1, LA to Lake Mead, Nevada near Hoover Dam, October 22, 2016

322.3 RV miles today, 322.3 total

The journey begins…we left with our new “Thumper, Jr” RV motorhome hopping down the trail to spend our inaugural night overlooking Lake Mead in Nevada. Thumper, Jr grew to 31 feet, 11 inches from our predecessor, Thumper at only 24 feet, and rides in the front window position. After running 5 miles the next morning, we headed south for Sedona, Arizona.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” -Robert Louis Stevensonimg_4479img_4489












Wanderlust Rekindled in the Millers with Thumper Jr.

“We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed and that changes everything.”


Tom Lindstom, a Renaissance Man, provides quality motorhomes. We know as here we are about to start our RV adventures again with our new rig, “Thumper Jr.” who’s mascot is seen in the window! Thanks Tom and to your super team, Scooter, Mike & Coach!! Our 1st RV 10,000 mile 2 month journey took place with “Thumper.”  Now stay tuned to find out…WhereAreTheMillers & Thumper, Jr.

And thanks, Briers,  for you LA greeting as our first NewMillerman family reunion with Thumper, Jr.!img_4475

Ecuador Earthquake Disaster Medical Relief Samaritan’s Purse mobile field hospital

  1. imageSpent two weeks in Chone, Ecuador near the epicenter of the earthquake with Samaritan’s Purse’s Disaster Assistance Medical Relief Team (DART) in their Emergency Field Hospital. SP is literally saving lives…physically, mentally, & spiritually! I performed my first appendectomy as primary surgeon in 33 years! Only 2,727 miles from home! My new DART nickname…”Hawkeye” from the “MASH” TV series! How inspiring to see where those Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes end up going! It was a privilege to help pass them out to hundreds & hundreds & hundreds of children during Dia del niño (Day of the Child Festival) in Ecuador!!! And very moving to see the so excited & happy faces as they received them!

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