Friday, July 2, 2010


Touchdown. We have made it to Poplar Bluff. After three days and 690 miles towing our home behind us I think I have learned a few lessons.

Don't trust computer trip planners. Just don't do it.

The engineering that enables us to tow our 13k + home with us for almost 700 miles is amazing...stuff still breaks. In this case it was only an overloaded clothes rod in our closet.

Get fuel early and get fuel often. Don't wait.

Onstar will find you a diesel station if you have it. Just don't pull over to the side of the road and wait for your poor wife to try to roam ahead and get a can full of fuel back to you when she has the dog and the one year old with her. Go ahead, use Onstar. That is why it is there...the station might only be a mile away.

Don't trust computer trip planners. Even the ones from RV clubs. Just don't do it.

There is a small town in northern Arkansas that has a bike path just wide enough for a dually diesel pickup towing a 40 foot fifth wheel to drive down. The local police will look astonished enough to see you doing this that they might forget to pull you over for disobeying the 'no motorized vehicles' sign.

Did I mention not trusting computer trip planning?

All in all it was a great adventure. Just remember that adventure often equals discomfort. Still fun. I will post more later...time for some sleep.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Houston we have liftoff

Just a quick note from our one night stop over in Little Rock Arkansas. Mostly a note to remind me what to write about when we have time.

The road to Tonkawa Springs.
Almost running out of diesel. The sound of frogs, deer poop.

Good things and good times on our adventure so far. Due tomorrow to pull in to Poplar Bluff. Tonight we stay in Little Rock and hopefully get a visit from Pancho.

Off to the pool.