Well, we certainly didn’t put on the miles like we did in the 3rd quarter, but I’m writing this post from an entirely different 5th wheel than the one we started in, and there were lots of cows and puppies!
Due to commitments both expected (medical appointments, construction work on a friend’s ranch) and unexpected (buying a new RV!), we mostly made Texas triangles between San Antonio, Houston and Palestine, with a quick zip across I-10 during the final week of 2018.
We arrived in Texas in mid-September and stayed there, which, combined with our first quarter of the year, makes 2018 The Year We Spent More Than Half our Time in the Lone Star State In Spite of Ourselves.
Here’s a summary of our 4th quarter travels, mapped with a little help from Google.
RV miles traveled this quarter: about 2590.
San Antonio, Sept 16 – Oct 29: A funny thing happened while we sat at Lackland Air Force Base, juggling medical appointments. Enough things finally went wrong with The Toad that we decided to throw in the towel and start shopping in earnest for a new RV — a process that was neither quick nor painless. We spent hours talking, agonizing, losing sleep and making lists of pros & cons before pulling the trigger.
November & December: Palestine, Castroville, Medina Lake, and Granger Lake, TX; Mandeville, LA; Pensacola, FL
Right now: We’re back on the ranch for our third stay. This time, Tim’s leading the charge on installing the tin roof.
Where to next? By mid-January, we’ll start making our way northward to Indiana, for our February warranty appointment at the DRV manufacturing facility in Howe. After that, we’ve got the annual RVE Summit on the calendar for March, and we’ll be back in Texas by late April. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter for updates as we go!
We started full-timing in August of 2015, but I didn’t think to do an annual review until the end of 2016, and it was just a listing on Facebook of places we’d visited. After that, I started using a quarterly format.
Snarky, irreverent, occasionally sentimental, viewing the world with head cocked and one eyebrow up. Navy wife (retired), mom to two bigguys, full-time RV traveler with husband. Shit breaks and we make mistakes. Join me anyway?
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7 thoughts on “WheRVe we been? Our travels, 4th quarter 2018”
Welcome to the DRV family! 🙂 There are a couple of good Facebook groups to join, feel free to reach out for more info.
Thanks, Andrea! We’re in the FB groups, we’ve joined the owners club, and we’re paid up for the rally in June. Jumped in with all four feet, we did!
Congratulations on your new home. I am jealous, I really wanted a dishwasher but there are always trade offs.
Also, the little grey puppy in the back is the cutest little baby. I would have to sneak him in the new rv….
Thanks, Sherri! I actually wasn’t in the market for an RV with a dishwasher, but this one came with, and we’ve quickly become used to the convenience!
And yeah, that little gray fella is a real pip, and he even matches our decor, but we’re just not ready yet, and he goes to his new home this weekend.