And we haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.
We left home yesterday around noon heading west. The goal was to get to Oxford Alabama and stock up on some things at the local Sam’s Club. I also planned on asphalt camping in their parking lot for the night.
Wowsers! It was 98 degrees there. Thank goodness I have a generator to run the A/C and a controller to start and stop the generator depending upon A/C demand.
After shopping at Sam’s, I went to the local Publix Super Market for a sub sandwich. Since moving to my home in the North Georgia Mountains, I’ve missed these sandwiches. So, whenever I’m on the road and hungry and near a Publix, I stop and treat myself.
I found a spot with some shade and parked, fired up the generator and A/C and enjoyed my sandwich with a glass of cold milk. I love traveling with my refrigerator.
By 20:00 I was able to open some vents and windows, turn on a powered vent and sleep comfortably. Day one was done.
This morning we pressed on west into Mississippi and the Natchez Trace where I landed at the Jeff Busby campground. It is free, clean and level. It even has restrooms with indoor plumbing.
Um . . . . mid 90s!
Tomorrow we’ll turn south and go to another campground on the Natchez Trace. Then it’s west to Shreveport and then Athens Texas for a week. I imagine it’ll be a whole lot hotter there. Whew! After that it’ll be north and north west.
Well, when it cools off, the dog and I will sit outside and enjoy nature.
On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again
Clancy and I are about to embark on RoadTour 2018. It’ll be interesting. As usual, I have no firm idea where we are going or when we’ll get there. She is 14 months old now and while still a puppy at heart, obeys my commands (most of the time). We were on the road over the winter and Clancy got a pretty good handle on traveling. When we return from this RoadTour, I expect she will be an avid camper and explorer. As I’ve been loading up, Clancy climbs in and takes the passenger seat. It’s where she and I first spent any time together and I believe she has fond memories of being there. We drove home in it from Missouri where I got her. Heck, if I just leave the side door open it wont be long before she is in the seat watching everything or curled up asleep. Good doggie.
This will be the first trip with the new solar panels and batteries. I’m looking forward to even more freedom as we explore remote places.
As always, we are delighted for you to tag along. And, thanks to some of your suggestions while we’ve been on the road, I have explored places I didn’t know existed. It is good to have you along. We are heading west this time. Check back often as I will be posting updates when I land someplace where internet is available. Speaking of which, unless I’m in the middle of the nowhere, miles from anywhere, the AT&T hotspot on my iPhone does a reasonable job of getting me on the web.
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