Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Trip Back HOME!

Logging back in on February 9th, 2017.

Adding some pictures of my cross country trip from November. Working backwards. Below is New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee.  I worked at about 500 miles a day except the last day, it was 800.  There were no campgrounds on Friday night in Virginia, Maryland.  So I busted through.




Lessons learned.
1) Ask the campground about freight trains.  Staying in Texas and being 1/4 mile from a RR crossing was a sleep buster. Some of the freight trains, the one at 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM had the loudest horn I ever heard.
2) I had almost zero rain. One night it drizzled as I first pulled in to set up.  I waited in the truck 20 minutes while watching the rain of the radar on my IPad. The rain passed and I set up and did not need additional cover tarp over the tent.
3) I only took 2 showers in the 4 days. I stayed in same clothes for the 48 hours.  Those two grey shirts in the pics are different shirts. 😁  One is an Eagles shirt.
4) My food setup was great.  See below, my solo camp set was invaluable.  I heated soup one night on the alcohol stove, and I added sausage to that soup. The next thing was rice made up by boiling water and adding. I finished the sausage in that.
5) cost was 25 to 32 a night. 2 offered me water and electric, 2 were only plots. The western states were desert like, the final 2 were east tree'd.  I was happy to see the trees.

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