We woke at 5 am this morning to close up the coach for the long trip to St. Louis. The weeks leading up to this moment have been full of finding new homes for all of our belongings. Our daughter received the majority of our household items. We totally love moving pods because she lives in NC and We live in CA. The rest was distributed among our parents, friends and Goodwill. It is a true sense of freedom to have exactly what we need.
So today the time came start down this new adventure together. It was so early. I am sure our neighbors at Skyline park were not thrilled to hear us closing up the slides and pulling out by 6:30 am on a Saturday. I tried to video tape but it turned out awful. The go pro was dead so I used my camera but the card was missing. The phone video was horrible. Frustrated. Then we had to stop in Davis, Ca at La Mesa RV so they could fix a few minor things which went faster than expected. We were on our way by 10:00 am. Around 2:00 Mike decided to get fuel. We have never filled up before. The dealership gave us a full tank, so in the pouring rain, we pulled into the diesel side of the truck stop in Lovelock, Nevada. When Mike puts the debit card in, the pump asks if we want reefer or tractor? Uhmmm. What?? Googled it. still confused. Asked cashier. Still confused? So we just choose one and began pumping. At $75/ 23 gallons it stops we have 100 gallon tank. Fed up cold, wet and tired, we get back into our rig and drive off. We still need fuel and a place to stay for the night. We will be stopping somewhere in nowhere land Nevada. As soon as I figure out the video taping, I will post some. We finally made it to Elko, NV. It is pouring rain. We are staying in an RV resort called the Iron Horse. We were lucky that they have pull through lots because we didn't want to get drenched unhitching the jeep. As I was sliding out the living room passenger slide my Kindle fell underneath and was severely crushed to it's death. I was in the middle of a book. All in All we had a pretty good first day. Can't wait until Salt Lake City, Utah tomorrow!
Mike & Kat
Kat left teaching after 18 years to travel throughout the USA with her husband, Mike, who is an engineer for a Power generation company.