Valentine, NE

Hello Happy Campers!! We got a late start this morning as we had to air up the Motor home tires. Should have done it when we got the oil changed. We finally left the park at 10:00 AM and hit the road for Valentine, NE. We fueled up at the Flying J in Rapid City but we probably should have waited. Diesel was 25 cents cheaper in Murdo and I should have waited. Someday I’ll get some patience. We stopped for lunch at a rest area just west of Murdo and then we headed south down US 83. So far, it has been 2 lanes all the way, but with little traffic and even less road construction. Really pretty country if you like range land. We are stopped at the Fishberry RV Park 5 miles North of Valentine. Nice park with all pull-thru sites mostly level. Full hook-ups with 50A electric for $20 is pretty good. We unhooked the car and went into Valentine for dinner and to scope out a good fuel stop for the morning. We had a great dinner at the Pepper Mill restaurant. We would return if we come thru here again! Today we drove about 220 miles. This is our first driving in the motor home for 6 months, so it was a good run to get our feet wet. Tomorrow is even shorter as we will do about 190 miles to McCook, NE so as to stop and visit Regen, NE to check out some genealogy stuff on Kathy’s family. Then its off into Kansas somewhere and then into Amarillo, TX for a few days. I’ll try to post each evening if I have Verizon signal.

One more day

Well, Saturday the 1st is here and so are we. We decided to stay on one more day because we aren’t in any particular hurry and Kathy wanted to rest a little after her last work day on Thursday. That’s the beauty of this lifestyle! Go where you want and when you want. So tomorrow, Sunday, is our day of departure. I want to thank our readers for the comments you have left. I will answer questions if you leave your email address in the question. PJ, there is an Ipad app for the Next Exit but its around $14.95. I’m not sure if it will update each year without additional charge. The last thing I have to do today is to clean our windshield and front side windows and apply RainX to them. That stuff really works! Yesterday, Kathy and I cleaned and arranged all the basement compartments on the curb side. By using plastic tubs of the same size, we saved enough room to empty several overhead cabinets inside the motorhome! After that we will straighten up the inside and move all the clutter from flat surfaces (countertops, etc.) that would slide all over the place when in motion. With that done, all we need to do in the morning is unhook power, water and sewer hoses, pull in the slide and move out to the far side of the campground to air up the tires and hook up the car and then we’re off. It sounds like a lot, but we have done it so many times, it will take no more than 10 minutes. We only have about 220 miles to go tomorrow and we will overnite in Valentine, NE. I’ll try to blog daily as we travel, but please forgive me if I miss a day or two.