Pop the cork on the champagne! Let the confetti fly! We have left for our cross country trip on time. Yahoo!!

It was a unique experience packing the 5th wheel for a 3 month trip. We decided early last week not to argue because we understood that the stress of the BIG trip was the motivating trigger.  This is my dream trip. Most people would want to go to Italy or some other exotic place; I want to go across the USA and experience this glorious country. It’s a little scary and exciting. Even though we’ve left the house well taken care of and have always considered the trailer our home away from home, it’s a long time to be gone. What will we miss? Will our younger grandchildren change very much during our absence? But then, what will we gain? It’s an emotional roller coaster. I’m sure as time goes on, things will get easier and my emotions will even out.

We are spending our first night in Barstow at the Shady Lane RV Camp. It is a wonderful place for over-nighters and for longer stays. We were escorted to our spot, received help in getting in the spot (another argument avoided), free TV and they even give out candy in the office. If you want to stop in Barstow, this is the spot. But it’s not great for photos.

There were many photo opportunities going over the Tehachapi Mountains, but just try to pull a 31 ft. trailer and truck over on the shoulder! So, there are no photos in this post. Maybe tomorrow. And maybe tomorrow, before leaving Barstow, we’ll stop and purchase all the things we left home. Hey, we did get out on time. Have you finished that champagne yet??

8 thoughts on “Cross Country: Barstow

  1. The type of trip you are doing is done by many Australians. It isn’t something I will ever do because my husband doesn’t drive and I don’t want to pull a trailer.


  2. Wow, wonderful weblog structure! How long have you ever been runnikng a blog for?

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    1. Thanks Kurtis. I’ve been doing this photography blog for about 1 1/2 years, when I got my DSLR. I started it because I knew I was in for a big learning curve, and still am, and I was hoping to get input from other photographers and amateur photographers. When we started the cross country trip I turned the blog into a travelogue. It was time consuming to blog mostly every day, but I did learn more about editing. And, it’s the best way for two seniors to remember a long trip! We’ve been back home for almost two weeks and it doesn’t seem like we’ve been gone. I’m glad you enjoyed glancing through and hope you return again.


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