537 RV miles (12 hours in traffic) today, 2177 total
“Laissez le bon temps roulez!”
After a somewhat exhausting 12 hour drive from San Antonio to New Orleans including the incredible stacked freeways in Houston & driving over Lake Pontchartrain & bumper to bumper traffic from Baton Rouge, LA, we checked into our French Quarter RV Village site #20. It was onto the French Quarter for dinner at Mr B’s Bistro followed by a walk in the Quarter to Cafe du Monde where we had cafe au lait with beignets.
110 RV miles today, 1640 total
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American author and commentator, aka Samuel L Clemens)
Arrived in San Antonio and caught the bus to River Walk where we spent the afternoon & early evening strolling along. Toured the Alamo, too! “Remember the Alamo!”
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.
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!
164 RV miles today, 737 total
Had a nice visit with Caitlin, Dustin & Will Schannaker for a Mexican Meal!
“Land of extremes. Land of contrasts. Land of surprises. Land of contradictions…. That is Arizona.” ~Federal Writers Project, Arizona: The Grand Canyon State, 1956
251 RV miles today, 573 total
Red Rock Country…ran 15 miles in early morning! Beautiful!
“Not all those who wander are lost.” –J. R. R. Tolkien
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 Stevenson
“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.!