"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, February 21, 2013




We arrived home around noon today.  After departing the Lake Mead area last Sunday morning, we traveled Southeast across Arizona back to the Benson area.  We thought that traveling through Phoenix on a Sunday afternoon wouldn’t be too bad.  We were definitely wrong.  Four to six lanes of traffic, all moving over the speed limit.  We saw two rear end pileups, but thankfully we weren’t involved.

Our original plans were to spend another day or two around Tucson/Benson, then slowly make our way East.  As we watched the local weather Sunday evening, everyone was talking about the major storm that was on its way.  We made the decision to start toward home on Monday morning.  Monday night, Van Horn, TX; Tuesday night, Fredericksburg, TX; Wednesday night, Jasper, TX.  Lots of driving with not much to report on.  Thank goodness for Cracker Barrel and their audio book rental.  David Baldacci and John Grisham make the miles go a little faster.  The worst of the storm is to affect our area tonight. Severe thunderstorms and the possibility of tornados. Hopefully, we will dodge the bullet, so to speak

We had a great three and a half weeks on the road.  Met a lot of new friends, and saw a bunch of new sights.  We even ran into some old Casita friends at our stop last night.

We managed to get the Casita unloaded and parked before the rain arrived.  It has a good wash and wax coming before getting put away for a few weeks. 

Sally wasn’t sure if she was glad to be home, or not.  She lay by the trailer for an hour or so, waiting to see if we were heading out, again.

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  1. Glad you're home safe & survived the storms & traffic. Kira always KNOWS when she's approaching home (our Casita).

  2. Oh that's so sweet about Sally....glad your home safe with no mishaps! Time to start planning the next getaway!

  3. Glad you are home. We too love to listen to audiobooks as we travel--I download them for free from our local library in Montana.


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