Monday, January 28, 2008

Whew! I made it to Texas and I'm on the road again!

I finally made it into the RV park in San Antonio at about 5 pm on Friday night. They gave me an over night pull through space as it was raining. I was up at 6 am on Saturday morning getting my coach into my permanent space, doing laundry, assessing damage to the coach, etc.

The trip down in the RV last week was TORTURE! It was a difficult trip. I will say by the grace of God, I made it in one piece with the help of several "angels", kind strangers who helped me along the way.

My coach is a bit wrecked from the trip...I hit really terrible roads going down. The worst was just outside coach bottomed out twice and I swear I thought it was going to just fall apart! It's gonna cost me about $2,000.00 to repair it and make it road worthy again. I'll be selling my Jeep to fix the coach.

I worked all day Saturday on the RV and then drove to Austin (traffic was totally screwed up all the way there and back) to meet my new friend Nancy for dinner and drinks and I finally got back to my place in San Antonio on Sunday morning at about 1:30 am (3 hours there and 2.5 hours back, aghhhh!!)...I worked on a contract until 4 am, took a nap until 6 am...and got on a 10 am Southwest flight to Philly!

My friends Andrea and Alex picked me up at the airport drove me back down to Rehoboth to get my car and that's where I am right now. I was beyond exhausted when I made it to the hotel and I slept like a bear! I'm driving back down to Texas today...I leave in about an hour as I must get back to start work at the RV resort on Saturday.

If you ever plan to RV or travel out towards Texas, watch out for a ton of construction and rough pavement on I-20 in Alabama, Louisiana (just after you cross the Mississippi River), and especially on I-20 approaching Dallas, about 25 miles out. The signs say "BUMP IN ROAD", but be prepared to bottom out! If you need gas, I highly recommend the "Flying J" Travel Plaza truck stops. They are large, have plenty of parking, hot showers, good restaurants and they are easy to maneuver, plus they have fuel docks especially made for RVs and large towed rigs such as 5th wheels.

I plan to check out River Walk and the Alamo in San Antonio. I'll write and let you know how they are and I'll keep you posted about any other fun things to do and see.

Until then,
BIG hugs!
Barb :-)

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