Texas Trails

I am trying to track our multiple trips around the Great State of Texas to see where else we need to visit. (This includes the planned Big Bend trip.) We still need to go to the Panhandle. We still have far West Texas. We’ve covered a lot of ground, though. We cheated and flew to … Read more

RV Plans

So, for a couple of months after I left IBM in 2017, we were seriously considering getting an RV and hitting the road, mainly because we couldn’t afford a cruise ship. Being the planner that I am, I had a bunch of routes mapped out, just in case. (We’re still in the house. Sigh.) So … Read more

The Grand Plan(s)

[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=1GkFFsgqx6U-AJB4ciP7Jo3IZQBc&w=640&h=480] I may not always implement, but I do love to plan – especially when mapping is involved. While we never got the RV of our dreams, and we haven’t done a road trip lately, I still have the maps for my planned RV trips. My main goal was to find a route we … Read more

Hotel Camping

So, we made the trip North to Ohio, and since we survived, we will repeat it this summer. I still think this drive would be a good RV run, but with rental costs where they are, it’s cheaper to drive and stay in a hotel (which pains me.) Once you’ve decided not to fly, and … Read more

Rentals

So, thinking of driving up to see the kids in Ohio, and thought, “This would be a good time to rent an RV.” Oops. So, the first one I looked at was CruiseAmerica and it’s about $1500 for a Class C (the smallest RV they have) – which is more than flights and a hotel, … Read more

Driving School

Looking around for an RV driving school – one was mentioned on Facebook so I have to go find it. It seems like your options are test drives at the dealer, renting something similar to what you want, or buying and learning as you go. Rentals may risk less of your money but they seem … Read more

Early Research

Virginia and I spent part of the afternoon at Motor Home Specialist in Alvarado yesterday. The first lesson of RVs is that none of the dealers are very close to town. For example, Alvarado is literally on the other side of Venus (but Venus has a Whataburger). The second lesson is that dealerships are big … Read more