The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Homeward Bound; All Good Things Must End....Until Next Time

Harley, Harley......where are you Harley??????

There you are.  Sorry buddy, it's time to pack up and head home.  We'll see our friends again....some soon, some not until the next gathering.

We didn't plan on an early start.....good thing.....because we didn't have one.  Carolyn pulled out at 0800, Gloria came by to say goodbye as she wasn't leaving until the next day, Diana also came by just before she headed out, Margareta was out walking her dog and cat, Liz and Kim headed off to another gathering of another group, and Sue stopped by too on her way down to the office.  She was also going to be there another day along with Gloria.  I had a little delay when my safety relay wouldn't go back into the plug but we fought it out and I won.

I ended up having to back out of a pull-through slot since it was bordered on one side by a palm tree and on the other side by an orange tree and there was no way I could make the turn.  Not the best planning for non-park models but I was able to just back around the corner in back and go down the street behind me.  No problems going out that way.  The GPS decided which way we were going to head out of town and we were off.  The roads were good and traffic wasn't bad at all.  Fortunately the wind wasn't too bad either.  Sometimes there are some pretty good cross winds as you head north or south.

We were stopped at a border check station which was interesting since we were going north and not across the border.  I was asked if I was an American citizen and then sent on my way.  Fortunately the Dachsies watched quietly from the back seat and didn't launch into a loud defense of the truck.  Later we stopped for lunch at a rest area.  I was so glad that I just pulled up along the curb and didn't go down to the pull through area for RVs and trucks.....really glad.  The dogs were just taking a potty break when a cattle truck pulled in.  The smell was absolutely awful when he went past me and he pulled in right next to another truck in the pull through area.  Cattle poop was flying out of the upper level and splattering everywhere as he sat there.  I bet the other truckers were pretty unhappy with him and I would have been furious had he parked next to me.  There was plenty of room at the far side of the parking area so there was really no excuse and he certainly left a mess for the next visitors to the rest area.

The rest of the trip home was uneventful.  I made it safely home Monday night and had the RV unpacked long before Dave and Steve made it in from Florida several hours later.  It's always sad when a trip is over and I'm already ready for the next one.


6 comments:

  1. I absolutely hate cattle and hog trucks. They should be banned from the highways. Glad you had an uneventful trip, otherwise.

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  2. Our girls always go nuts when we stop at border check points. They do not know how to sit quietly. Home safe and a mostly uneventful journey - priceless.

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  3. Glad you made it home safe & sound. I got stuck behind a cattle truck one time on a very long one way Texas back road. Finally, I broke away from it! And since I chose to travel a back route, it was getting late. I was looking for a place to pull over. Finally, a truck stop. I pull into the car area, park & lay down for a bit. Wouldn't you know about an hour later, THAT cattle truck pulled up IN the car section & stopped there for the night! I was sooo mad. I got up & drove away. Front window fogged, could not see out, but I was so blazing angry that I drove away anyhow! Man, yes, it stunk & all the cattle were very agitated. I was driving a rented minivan at the time, not my RV. Didn't have it yet.

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  4. Looked like a wonderful GYG!
    It is always fun looking to the
    next one!

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  5. Welcome home except for poor Harley who still want to be on the road.

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