Even though we started our Full Time RVing experience last Spring and spent more than six months on the road last year, we still had our house. So we came back to Tucson to deal with it. Now we’ve sold our house, cleaned it out and can continue our lifestyle as Full Time RVers.
We restarted our journey today when we left Tucson and drove to Las Cruses, NM. Even though we have over 116,000 miles on our coach, it was still different leaving this time. We were both nervous for some reason. We are now untethered… no more house. Our coach is now our only home.
So here we are…our first night out on this trip and really going through some emotional thoughts. It just feels different. I’m sure this will pass as we get back into the routine of things, but tonight… it just feels different.
When we left Tucson, the city was recovering from a week of bizarre weather. We actually had 3 inches of snow a few days before we left. Not good for the gem show, Rodeo and PGA Match Play tournament all taking place last week.
Anyway, we’ve been nice and toasty in our coach for about a week now while we repack everything we brought with us, took care of a few last minute things and said good bye to our dear friends. That part was really tough!
So the time has come to continue what we started last May. We are now embarking on the next chapter of our lives, which is to see the country. We’ve always said we’d be out for two years but our bucket list keeps growing so I’m not sure we can finish everything in that amount of time. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
We arrived in Las Cruses mid afternoon and even though we were here last Spring, we wanted to revisit Mesilla Square, a quaint, very historical town square. It’s complete with a cathedral on one edge of the square, unique stores down both sides and of course four-star restaurants in between. In the middle of the square is a bandstand and references to the last Mexican territorial purchase by the US in 1854 known as the Gadsden Purchase.
It’s a delightful little village with lots of history.
There is so much to see and learn about and such limited time.
From here we head out tomorrow to Fort Stockton, TX, then Junction, TX the next night and land on Mustang Island near Corpus Christi on Thursday. That is our first destination and we plan to stay there a month.
We heard about Gulf Waters RV Park from someone we met on the Oregon Coast last summer. They told us it was like paradise and shouldn’t be missed. I guess we’ll find out soon.
I’ll be sharing our experiences with you along the way and am pleased to have you join us. If you have any places you think we should go see, write to us in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.
That’s it for now…take care!