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Mar 8, 2013 -

Time To Go, But Not Just Yet

I had thought to leave the beach on the 7th of March, but decided to postpone that because of how bad weather is up north right now.

Mondays are my quietest day, so departure was moved to the 11th or the 18th. The 11th, this Monday doesn’t feel right. So I finally called the RV park in San Antonio to make a reservation for two weeks starting on the 18th to light a fire under my butt about getting a move on.

This will put me in San Antonio until April 2nd. I will then move to Austin for a few nights, leaving the fifth or sixth depending on my overnight options (I may test the waters about staying two nights a Walmart). Then Oklahoma for a night, putting me at L’s in Wichita about the eight of April for about three nights.

So around the 11th or 12th of April, I will head firmly north. I have a whole list of destinations I want to hit depending on the weather. And then Canada. And then? Well, my summer plans have changed. More on that once I’ve firmed them up a little. But, yes, I will start by heading to my property.

L and I are going out Sunday night and he’s leaving Monday. 🙁 It’ll be a lonely last week here!

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Boondocking/Dry camping, Campgrounds, Itineraries, Texas, Travel, USA    8 Comments
Jan 21, 2013 -

Wrapping Up A Louisiana Sojourne

Today was all about homemaking and getting the rig spruced up for departure tomorrow. I took advantage of the free laundry facilities again and did a few tasks that are made more pleasurable thanks to the abundance of water and 120V power hookups bring.

The package I have been waiting for should be here tomorrow morning. When I ordered it on January 10th, I did not get a shipping confirmation in the days following and made the mistake of not questioning that. By Saturday, I knew something was amiss as priority post should never have taken that long, so I emailed the seller. He apologized profusely that the order had been missed and not shipped!

Now, I’ll admit that I was actually glad to have an excuse (waiting on the package) to prolong my stay here so, really, I wasn’t that displeased to have paid for all those extra nights for ‘nothing.’ But I do want to get a move on to Texas and am quite tired of being here (mostly because of four days in a row of listening to kids shriek all afternoon and into the evening in the playground directly behind my rig).

So with checkout being 1PM tomorrow, I asked the seller if he could overnight courier the package to me first thing Monday (since courier companies work on MLK Day) to arrive Tuesday morning. Yup. They covered the Fedex charge AND refunded me my original shipping cost. So I have nothing bad to say about them (and look forward to reviewing the product they are sending). I believe it’s partly my fault for not checking with them sooner.

Fedex claims the package will be here mid-morning tomorrow. I have no idea how exactly it will get to me. I gave the street address for the park and my site number. In the past, I’ve had courier companies come straight to my site (or my RV in the driveway!), but the park here is gated so the package may end up waiting for me at the office. I didn’t feel I needed to bother asking about having things delivered here since I mentioned waiting for mail to the front desk clerk when I checked in and she automatically assumed I had had the mail sent to them rather than General Delivery.

I had made a loose schedule for this winter with definite milestones to hit to keep me on track and moving towards Saskatchewan. Arrival in Texas was slated for late January or early February so I’m very much ‘on schedule’ and not fretting about not being in Texas yet!

There’s only three or four hours to my planned stop tomorrow (in Texas!) and the same distance to my final stop for February. So a late departure tomorrow is going to be just fine and I should be settled again for the longish haul by this time Wednesday.

By the way, today was a light-weight summer skirt, camisole, and flip flops kind of day!

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Campgrounds, Cleaning, Countries, Homemaking, Itineraries, Laundry, Law and Government, Louisiana, Mail, Personal, Texas, Travel, USA, Weather    12 Comments
Jan 19, 2013 -

Glamping Versus Camping

The situation on my shared RV pad tonight is hilarious.

On one side, you have the luxury motorhome with all the comforts: a full bathroom, a full kitchen, electricity, internet, a bed, etc.

On the other side, you have the tent campers roasting hot dogs over a campfire while singing songs.

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