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Navigational Arrows, Airmail and Marshmallow Sunsets

Navigational Arrows, Airmail and Marshmallow Sunsets

We woke up at the Valley of Fires Campground and just enjoyed the start of the day. About midmorning we dumped our tanks added a little fresh water and were on our way. We were headed Northwest to a town called Prewitt. It is a very small town about an hour west of Albuqurque. I was told that there was a Navigational Arrow there that was in pretty good shape and I wanted to see it. About a month ago…

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Illegal Four Point Road Turns, Military Missile Bases and other Shenanigans!

Illegal Four Point Road Turns, Military Missile Bases and other Shenanigans!

So we woke up at Aguirre Springs Campground and found ourselves in one of the most beautiful campsite locations yet. If you remember we arrived after dark last night and we could not see a  thing. We had awesome mountain peaks behind us and a beautiful view in front of us! All of this for $7 a night. We took our time getting going and after having breakfast and taking a few pictures it was finally time to head to…

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Heading North To Guadalupe National Park

Heading North To Guadalupe National Park

While Big Bend National Park did not disappoint it was time to head north. We had about a six hour drive to get to Guadalupe National Park and while we love to travel we try to keep our drive days to under 5 hours. Since Guadalupe was the next natural place to stay we decided to push on. We arrived at Guadalupe NP about 4:45 and Lyn went in to get her park book stamped and also got a map…

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Big Bend National Park!

Big Bend National Park!

Well, finally we arrived and after taking several pictures at the Big Bend sign we headed in. Its another 60 miles or so in to get to the visitor center so we had plenty of time to take it all in. It is beautiful in every way. Lots of dessert, rock formations and the closer you get, the Mountains of Big Bend just get bigger and bigger in your windshield. They had several pull overs but we kept going and…

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San Antonio Here We Come!

San Antonio Here We Come!

So we said goodbye to Magnolia beach and headed towards San Antonio. Pretty uneventful drive. We were staying with a Boondockers Welcome host and would be parking overnight at his shop. I had requested to stay there the day before and they accepted within 30 minutes. Once they accept we get the exact address and after filling up our gas tank we headed north. The drive was pretty uneventful and we even made a few more stops along the way….

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Beach Front Property Please!

Beach Front Property Please!

So after getting run off from New Orleans we finally found shelter at a Cracker Barrel. We were told we could park out front and that is exactly what we did. We were the only RV that spent the night that night. We slept pretty good considering we were very close to the highway. I think we were tired with all the excitement in New Orleans. Anyway we always look around us and see if there was anything we should…

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Westward!

Westward!

We headed out in a light rain and after a few hours we were at our home for the next two nights. A Brewery called Fort Bayou Brewing Company. They had a large parking lot out back and several RV’s were already there. They were in a great location with all kinds of stores that we needed. We bought some groceries, dropped by Camping World and filled up our LP tank. We even got a mattress topper at Target for…

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Can we say Gap year?!?!? Why yes yes we can!

Can we say Gap year?!?!? Why yes yes we can!

So as some of you know Lyn, Jasper and I have decided to take a Gap year and take a year off from work. (Jasper is actually on a Gap decade and has been waiting for us to join him.) We bought an old Toyota Motorhome last summer and are now living in it full-time. Can you say tiny house? We sure can! Our RV is 21 feet long and and was made by Winnebago/Itasca 28 years ago. Yikes!!! Lyn…

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Overnight train to Shanghai!

Overnight train to Shanghai!

So after meeting our new roommates it was pretty much time to go to bed. The train ride was going to be about 15 hours which would have us getting in to Shanghai around 12:30 PM . The beds were surprisingly comfortable and spacious and before long we were off to sleep. Apparently at some point I was sleeping a little too good and snoring. Lyn was trying to get me to be quiet and the two ladies were telling…

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Going to Xi’an at 150 Miles per hour!

Going to Xi’an at 150 Miles per hour!

The train left Chengdu at exactly 9:00 and headed for Xi’an. Our average speed was about 150 miles per hour. It was so smooth and we loved seeing the cities and countryside go by as we traveled along. The train ride only took about 3 hours and rolled in at 12:17 right on schedule. Our new friend made sure we were off the train and heading in the right direction and the next thing we knew we were greeted by…

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