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May 18, 2019 - Dallas/Caddo Mills

Our first night out we stayed just east of Dallas in a small town called Caddo MIlls. Given the first day we had on the road, I'm glad I didn't plan on driving any further than 4 hours north. What a day! We were totally exhausted. We had just returned from Europe 4 days ago and were still jet lagged, plus the stress of packing, the police visit, unexpected repairs and raging storms really did us in. So we decided to treat ourselves to a local barbecue dinner.... after all, we don't know when we'll get good barbecue again, as we head north....

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Feb 17, 2019 - First steps of the long path

Began our journey to SE Asia by driving to Dallas, Texas (actually Wylie, east of Dallas) to stay with Dani & family. Dani then drove us to DFW airport for flight to San Francisco from where we then fly to Singapore by way of Hong Kong. Will do a couple more entries to show the journey route on the map.

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Nov 16, 2018 - Day 17

Today is scheduled to be the day of the cowboy. We thought of going to see the LBJ boyhood home, but discovered it was about a 4 hour drive from here. Another time. The day started out sunny once again. It was 50 degrees when we got up. We got ready and went to Jason's Deli again. Good breakfast, not real expensive. Breakfast done, we got the car and headed for AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. It was about a 30 minute drive to Arlington, TX (think the NY Jets in East Rutherford). Once we found the correct parking lot, we went into...

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Nov 15, 2018 - Day 16

We woke today to another sunny day, with temperatures a little warmer than yesterday. I realize you folks in NJ probably don't want to hear that. Today we had planned to see Dealey Plaza and the Sixth Floor Museum. If time permitted, we had a couple of other choices for later in the afternoon. We started the day heading out to breakfast. We walked down Main Street, passing a parklike area with an unusual sculpture called The Eye. The Eye is a 30' tall sculpture of the human eye. It was brought to Dallas in 2013 after spending time in...

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Nov 14, 2018 - Day 15

Today we awoke to a beautiful sunny day here in Dallas. At last, a day with no rain! There was just one issue. The temperature early this morning was 27 degrees. Not what I expected in Texas in November. Neither did a lot of folks who live down here. Based on the cold, we decided to visit the George W. Bush (George Jr.) Museum and Library. Indoors. We had breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel. Good food, but a couple of unusual issues. Cheryl ordered hot tea (good for a day like this) and it came in a nice metal teapot, and an apology....

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Nov 13, 2018 - Day 14

Today we were traveling from Houston to our last stop, Dallas. We estimated the trip would take about 4 hours, so we did not need to get out early. We had breakfast at the hotel, got our things together and were out at about 11 AM. It was then that we realized it was only 40 degrees outside. Heater on in the car! We put on the GPS, and it gave us the route. We started on route 290 (yes the one under constant construction). The roadway shifted around construction areas, with narrow lanes, all at 60 MPH. After about 30 minutes the roadway got...

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Sep 14, 2017 - RV Show

Sept 14, 2017 (Thurs) The Dallas RV show started today and will run thru Sunday. I always learn something about RVing at their seminars. I went to the RV show today for the seminars. I meet one of my cousins and her husband at the show. They are wanting to retire in a couple of years and become fulltime RVers also.

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Jul 13, 2017 - Sitting at DFW

Obviously, got everything squeezed in that was possible without any broken zippers or popped hinges. We will be depending on the kindness of strangers to get our bags in the overhead bins. My little Swiss army knife got confiscated... again. So if you're thinking Hanukkah present... Our Uber driver kept us distracted with tales of her children and strays, as she calls them. She has had several kids that she has kept for several years. One who's mom got deported to Mexico and another whose Chinese mother is out of town all week. She drives...

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Why Stop Now

Jul 12, 2017 - Deadline: Tonight

So how strong are the hinges on my suitcase really? I'm not sure I want to find out. Do I really need to take pajamas? And the weather looks like it will be mild enough. Maybe I can ditch the heavy pullover sweater and take a lightweight fleece vest. And I think I can pack tighter in the corners with some crushable underwear. Here's hoping I can lift it high enough to stuff in the overhead bin. Then I look forward to a nice long nap in flight.

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Jul 11, 2017 - Packing Panic

This always happens, so I should expect it... but I don't. I have made piles and stacks of all the clothes and items I want to take on this trip, but will it all fit? Will it be the right clothes and items? No way to know at this point. I've checked the weather and thrown in everything that was suggested by the tour company and a few "just in case" items. I'll start ironing and folding tonight and get an idea of how much room will be left in the suitcase. Trying to stay positive here. I really want the carry-on to work.

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Jun 10, 2017 - Learning to slow down.

I am getting closer to being able to go full time. I signed a contract to sell my house and we are suppose to close on June 21st if everything goes ok with their mortgage company. The last 2 1/2 weeks have been so hectic trying to get ready to move and also work full time. Today is the last day of my garage sale. I am giving everything away for free today so I don't have to deal with donating it somewhere. Everyone that comes to the garage sale is amazed that everything is free. There expressions brighten up and we start having...

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Feb 18, 2017 - Closer to retirement

The year I will retire and travel full time is finally here!!!. I’ve been searching for about a year for an RV. I finally found one with the floor plan I wanted but had trouble finding a use one in Texas. I finally found one last weekend on the internet in Austin. I went to look at it last Sunday and put down the deposit on it. I am taking off work Friday getting a rental car and driving the 200 miles to Austin. I will spend Friday night in the dealer’s campground so they can teach me how everything works. I’ve never owned an RV so I have a...

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