On The Road Again
T or C has been our home base since 2009. I started writing our blog in 2008. Chuck and I have visited a lot of beautiful places in our time on the road… we were not ready to give it up which made our decision to go full time living in our RV, The MotherShip! But we could have not lived in a town that suited us better than Truth or Consequences NM.
We are down to 3 days before take off! Emily returns from Kansas Tuesday. Wednesday 10/16/2013 we sign the papers turning the mobile home over to Emily.
Wednesday has come and gone! Papers signed sealed and delivered! Emily now has a new home near her son, Jim! Her daughter, Juno, also seemed to like T or C very much… so just maybe we will see her leaving Kansas also for the uniqueness that is Truth or Consequences NM.
We say goodbye to Jake, general manager and imagineer for the beautiful Riverbend Hot Springs. Our favorite soaking place!
Jake provided us with our first workamping job and once here, we fell in love with Truth or Consequences!
Thursday we got on the road headed east to Florida! We don’t do interstate travelling very much. You can’t see the heart of America from the interstate! I will try to post every night and show you our camps.
We drive by the RV Geezer 2-4- 4Rule, 200 miles, 4 hours or 4 pm. Whichever comes first, we pull off the road. 10/17/2013 we stretched the rules a bit. 4.5 hours, about 230 miles and we pulled in around 3:30pm. We landed in Fort Sumner NM, very close to the Texas border, near Clovis NM. We left T or C on I-25 to Socorro and highway 60East joined I-25 for awhile the veered off the interstate and headed east. From the I-25, highway 60 meandered through ranches and desert roads until we came to Mountainair NM. A small town that looked like it would be fun to explore… but we drove on! From there Highway 60 ran parallel to the busiest train tracks I have ever seen. Trains pulling endless miles of containers…. full containers headed east and empty containers headed west. Some of these trains were following each other only a mile or two apart!
Highway 60 East from I-25 starts out as very good road, newly paved and wide shoulders. After Mountainaire we lost the new pavement and wide shoulders but the road was still very good and well maintained. We encountered very little traffic and made good time, but we had to make 3 doggie rest stops along the way. No pictures, hard to drive and take photographs! I am driving my Chevy TrailBlazer loaded to the hilt leading Chuck and the MotherShip back east.
The campground in Fort Sumner is right on Highway 60 and impossible to miss. Large clean sites, nothing fancy but for one night very suitable and with Full Hook-ups $20 a night.
Today we will walk next door and visit the Billy The Kid Museum, located next to the campground . Billy is buried nearby and apparently created some history in this small town! I will post some pictures tomorrow.
Today we are headed to Floydada Texas. We will camp at our favorite FREE city park campground.
City provides FREE full hook-ups for 4 nights! They want you to visit and explore their town, eat at their restaurants, fill up your gas tanks, buy groceries and enjoy your stay in Floydada! I will post more photos of the park later! It’s a very nice one!
I just wanted to post to let family and friends know that we are on the road and loving it!
So long from the crew of the MotherShip! Chuck, Geri and our navigators DoogieBowser and Radar!
Happy Trails to you until we meet again!