Tale of Two Days

Monday was a nearly a perfect day.  It was the right blend of work and play with the right mix of society and nature.   It was the type of day we envisioned when planning this trip.  The weather was chilly and beautifully sunny.  We worked in the morning, took care of a few life…

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Hoodoo

Today’s new word –  Hoodoo.  No, not voodoo (you are thinking about Halloween), but hoodoo.  A hoodoo is a tall thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland.  Essentially, it is a tall column of hard rock where the softer rock has eroded away, leaving these dramatic…

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Lessons so Far

Driving to Wichita Falls to boondock does not count as a first day so today is our true Day One of the trip. Destination – Palo Duro Canyon. A few things already learned: Waze does not understand that when pulling 3000 pounds, one cannot go faster than 63 mph so estimated arrival times are misleading…

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Boondocking

Today’s vocabulary word, children, is boondocking.   Boondocking is when you camp somewhere in your recreational vehicle with no water or power hook-ups. As in, spending the night in the parking lot behind the Cracker Barrel in Wichita Falls, Texas.   If you had told me 26 years ago (when Barry asked me to marry him) that…

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Flexibility Starts Now

When we first starting planning this trip, we knew we would have to be flexible and expected surprises along the way. I just didn’t think they would start before we even got the RV. We rented a trailer from a very nice guy here in Plano through Outdoorsy, a sort of Air BNB for RVs….

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