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Day Nine - A Lovely Drive To Tennessee

Publish Date: 
10/8/2018

Our drive along the east side of the Ozarks was a little bit more hilly, twisty and windy. So, I warned Hub to expect most of our trek the next day to be a repeat. I was wrong with that assessment. We were so far east that our drive started out steep and twisty but quickly turned into rolling hills. It is so beautiful in Arkansas, something I was not expecting.

There are LOTS of chicken...

Day Eight - Twisting And Turning In Arkansas

Publish Date: 
10/5/2018
Day Eight - Twisting And Turning In Arkansas | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We drove back up to I40, A pleasant highway with lush mowed green grass on wither side. Today there was zero wind, we were glad for that! The highway is surrounded by either farmland or large deciduous trees. We stayed here for most of the drive.

Today was our day to encounter traffic! I am surprised at how many days in a row we had with no slow downs to speak of. Unfortunately the...

Day Seven - Strange and New From Kansas To Oklahoma

Publish Date: 
10/3/2018
Strange and New From Kansas To Oklahoma | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I already posted our tail light fix so will not discuss it here.

First let me talk about how little sleep we got. It was MUGGY! It stayed in the 70s through the night and we kept our downstairs AC on. We've confirmed that the low will be 76 tonight so we will be sure to turn on the bedroom AC. 

Ok, back to our drive. Just south of Newton I did a double take. Hub glanced over and...

DIY - Temporary RV Tail Light Cover

Publish Date: 
10/3/2018
DIY Temporary Tail Light Cover | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

When we setup camp in Kansas I noticed our right tail light cover was missing on the fifth wheel. We'd checked our lights in the am, so it had parted ways with us at some point between Nebraska and Kansas. We'd already designated a day of rest while in Kansas to shop and do laundry, so Hub added this to our shopping list. We already had clear and black Gorilla tape on hand.

The top of...

Day Five And Six - Resting Up In Kansas

Publish Date: 
10/2/2018
Day Five And Six - Resting Up In Kansas | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We made it to Kansas yesterday and Hub opted for us to go shopping right away so we could spend the next day "resting". I quote resting because it meant we had the pleasure to clean five loads of laundry. We took turns and I wrote articles in between. I noticed we lost the red cover on our right taillight, bummer... I've called the trailer manufacturer and have instructions on how to get a...

Day Four - Driving Through Nebraska

Publish Date: 
10/1/2018
Driving through Nebraska | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's short video is a funny one. We'd camped at Powder River Campground, up at the top of Wyoming, just east of the middle of it. Next to us was a custom fifth wheel with full body paint and a matching newer Ford dually. Guess who we saw in the morning as we prepped to leave, that same rig had parked one row behind us! There's no mistaking that it was the same rig. 

Then, Hub was...

Day Three - Driving Through Wyoming

Publish Date: 
9/30/2018
Driving Through Wyoming | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I got a little behind on blogging our trek. I managed to get the video posted so that was something. I even made myself try a new video editor on my newer laptop. I prefer the old Windows Movie Maker but it is no longer available and will not run on Windows 10.

So, our trip was pretty short and uneventful. We drove from the top of Wyoming, down to the bottom, to just south of Cheyenne....

Day Two - We Made it Into Wyoming

Publish Date: 
9/29/2016
Day Two - Wyoming | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

When Hub said hey is that snow up there? Little did we know how much snow we would find around that hill. I had to video it to share. It was totally unexpected, but luckily a short while later we had dropped down out of it /whew!

We saw alot of beautiful countryside, a picturesque white mausoleam surrounded by a large cemetary.  Pronghorn, horses, cattle and sheep.

We are quickly...

How Do We Plan Our RV Trips? Here's What Works For Us

Publish Date: 
9/28/2018
How We Plan Our RV Trips | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have spent over 15 years traveling in some sort of an RV. RV travel requires planning ahead. There are special considerations to take into account when you are over 40 feet long.  I have created a two part video series walking through how I use Google Maps to map out every leg of my RV trip. I demonstrate my camping membership tools to guide me in making good campground choices, I even show...

Our Trek To The Florida Keys - Planning

Publish Date: 
9/26/2018
Our Trek To The Florida Keys - Planning | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthings.com

I just completed a major trip planning session today. When it comes to creating our plan, we both work on various parts in stages. It always starts out rough and we fine tune it. This time Hub performed what I will call phase one. To me it is the hardest part because there's nothing to work from, you start with a blank piece of paper. I am not sure how other travelers work their planning magic...

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