Sunday was the big day! My daughter ,Cherry and I headed to Grapevine,Texas to pick up my new to me home. Grapevine is not but about 54 miles from Cleburne,Texas, but--- the roads in and around Grapevine are under construction, and several closed altogether. So I took a short cut though the country, and Cherry using her Tom Tom was the navigator. Every thing went well, got to the place the Montana was parked, met the owner, and his wife (one owner by the way) got hitched up with no problem. It IS just like riding a bicycle, comes right back to you! So, just as we are about to pull out, the owner Lyn says to me, you can go this way and turn around at the turn around and come back this direction, missing a lot of construction. Huh? Well I decided to try it. So off we go, Tom Tom yelling, turn left, turn right! Did not see any turn around, ended back up in construction, but heading the right way, so I thought. NO, Tom Tom yelling, turn left. How can I turn left, no road? So keep going, Tom Tom says turn right at next road, OK, did that. I tell Cherry, I know this is not right. I can Feel we are headed the wrong way. No, Tom Tom say go, such and such miles, turn left. So I keep going. Finally I SEE DFW airport. Now I KNOW I am going the wrong way, yet Tom Tom insists on keeping straight. I SEE the Dallas skyline. Now, I am a bred and born Ft.Worth girl, and I KNOW where Dallas is, and it is NOT where I want to be. I tell Cherry to throw that Tom Tom out the window, or at least turn it off. But she doesn't and it is having a fit as I turn left, and head back whence I came. I told Cherry I think she was holding it upside down as it was giving me direct opposite directions. Having been an RV'r for a lot of years, you just get a sense of direction. I knew I wanted to go west, not east. After a sight seeing tour of Dallas, and DFW for about the third time, we got back on the road I was meant to be on in the first place. I had a GPS at one time, couldn't hear it over the diesel, and couldn't see it for the glare, so I sold it for what I paid for it, and said good bye to GPS systems. But, lately I have been seeing them on HSN at a good price, with free for life time updates, and and thought about getting one. Well, that trip made my decision. Give me good ole paper maps anytime. We made it to Cherry's house, and she has a nice extra lot where I pulled in, unhooked, just like I knew what I was doing! What a stressful day, but it is home. I still didn't get any pictures of the inside. It is about an hour back to my apartment so I had to "hook em". I am happy to "own" my own little home, no more paying rent. In two and half years, what I pay for rent will pay for my rig. I am very happy about that!
Single full time RV'r for six years, tried the apartment thing for a year, back fo full time in new to me 2004 35ft. Montana.I
belong to several RV clubs for single's. Loners on Wheels (LoW's) Escapee's RV club (SOLO'S) Good Sam, Thousand Trails (a resort camping) FREEROADER'S a internet group.
At one time my CB "handle" was roadrunner. When my husband died it became "Soloroadrunner" I was born and raised in Texas. Hope you will enjoy my travel adventures!