Friday, Oct 26, 2012 (Day 41) – Home, Sweet, Home

I drove 11 hours to get home at 11:00pm on Friday.  I drove 560 miles in one day.  The only reason I drove so many miles in one day was to attend a funeral on Saturday morning.  The man who hired me 32 years ago died this week.  I worked with him for 10 years before his retirement.

I parked in front of my house Friday night and slept in my house with no heat (my Dad had turned off my furnace).  I was fine…I have an electric mattress pad that I turned on high.  I woke up at 8:30am.  I quickly gathered up some clothes, unhitched the Egg and left it in the street and went over to my parents to take a shower and get ready as my Dad had turned off the pilot light on my hot water heater also….so I made it to the 10:30am memorial service and then had lunch with my family and then emptied some things out of the Egg and then took a long nap.

Today (Sunday) I finished taking everything out of the Egg.  Tomorrow I will hitch the Egg back up and take it over to my parents and put it to bed for the winter.

So I drove 6640 miles in six weeks  It was a great experience and I am happy I did it.

Now I have to work on my photo book, do a lot of laundry and start on my other projects and eventually decide what I am going to do when I grow up……

Thanks for following along on my mid-life journey!!!!!!!!!!

 

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 (Day 39) – Wind, Wind and more Wind

Left Torrey, UT at 8:30am this morning.  Drove Scenic Highway 24 east and then Scenic Highway 95 south.  I highly recommend both highways.  Drove 360 miles to Gallup, NM.  I am at the USA RV Park.

Drove all day in gusting winds.  I am impressed with the EggCamper….no sway….just follows me along with no problem.

I am about 1000 miles from home so it will be 2 or 3 days depending on how many stops I make along the way.   I think my goal for tomorrow will be Amarillo, TX.

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 (Day 38) – Scenic Highway 12

Today I drove Scenic Highway 12 from Torrey to Escalante.  It did have some great scenery but you had to really pay attention to your driving and there were not many places to stop.  Curvy, hilly, two- lane road with steep dropoffs on both sides.

A weather change is happening in this area of the country so I am hitched up and first thing in the morning I am heading southeast towards I-40 heading for home.

They are talking snow on I-70 in Colorado.

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 (Day 37) – Capitol Reef National Park

Left Bryce Canyon City this morning at 9:30 and drove 135 miles to Torrey, Utah.

I got here about noon.  Weather forecasts were calling for high winds and gusting from noon to midnight today so I wanted to be off the highway with the Egg by noon.

There was some wind during the drive (much of it at my back…good for the gas mileage) but the EggCamper never swayed.  Saw tumbleweeds during the drive blowing across the road.

I am staying at the Thousand Lakes RV Park in Torrey, UT.  Not much here, RV parks, motels, a few restaurants, one grocery market.  It is the end of the season here.  I am here for two nights.  The park is closing for the season on Friday.

I drove thru Capitol Reef National Park this afternoon.  I really enjoyed this park.  No crowds and you can drive clear down to the bottom of the canyon.

It is very windy.  Can you get seasick in a travel trailer?  The winds should be calming down soon.