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??