Day 9 We Made it!

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With only an hour drive left we decided to sleep in. Then made the easy trip from Stockton to  Lafayette


Almost there!


oh look Windmills


Approaching their house

Woohoo!  The trailer is parked in their driveway and detached!

Wow what a trip.  We were talking on the 2nd to last day saying we could keep on going.  It was easy (except for day 8), fun, loved seeing the sites, the different terrains, the mountains, canyons and plains.  I enjoyed having Riley with me as he is my constant companion and really such a cool dog.  Travis was the perfect Travel Buddy.  I would do it all again with them.  (BTW if you are traveling cross country he may be available for hire.)

Cross Country Trip Final Stats:IMG_2136

  • Total length: 35 1/2 feet
  • Estimated weight: 14,000 pounds
  • Total run time: 73 hours and 15 minutes. *note it kept counting if we left the engine running while parked.
  • Travel Days: 9
  • Number of states: 13
  • # of National Parks: 4
  • Distance: 3739 miles
  • Cost of Diesel Fuel: $799.13
  • Cost of Lodging: $808.73

road trippersYou can view information about our trip on RoadTrippers. Click here to see the stops, route, and more information about the sites.

Thanks for following us on our #neveradullmoment cross country road trip.


Day 2 Nashville Bound

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Day 1 totals…

Yesterday evening we found an ok hotel outside of Roanoke, VA that took Dogs.  Rolled in there after 11, apparently the dogs across the hall heard us coming and started barking (sorry #139 if I woke you).

Traveling with Riley is great! He is such a trooper.

After our free breakfast we were on the road around 9.  I drove! Woo hoo! My palms were sweaty and I was a bit nervous.  But I was just Highway (81) driving so within 1/2 hour I was more comfortable.  I only did about 150 miles but hey it’s a good start

Not an exciting travel day yet, but I am looking forward to Nashville.

I used to travel there for work (about 13 years ago) and loved the town.  I even met a singing Cowboy there, he had hopes of making it big.  His song was Rose Colored Glasses. Lost track of him but never did see his name come up in lights either.

I have a feeling Nashville has changed a lot since I was there last.Check in tomorrow I will let you know how it was.

Day 1 – Cross Country

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California or Bust!

img_1616As promised I am blogging about our cross country trip to California.  So much has happened since my last post I have a lot to catch you up on (and I will over this next week) but for now we are starting with the present.


The day started with a fuzzy head from the night before.  My Friday night Happy Hour friends help me go out with a bang. The fun filled evening included our usual shenanigans: Dancing, Singing, Laughing.  “There ware no tears in Softball.”  There was even an awesome cake and balloons. My favorite singing guitarist had a play list just for me!

Breakfast and lunch  was filled with friends we said see you later not goodbye.  I am not leaving you I am leaving Pennsylvania. There were some tears and big hugs this time.

I went to pick up my travel buddy and he was running late. So we get back to my neighbors house and hook up the trailer.  She’s running a little heavy, glad I have an F250 now.  My whole life is in the back of the truck and that trailer.

The drive started off on a good foot when we missed our first exit.  Hope this is not a fore shadowing of what is to come.

4 1/2 hours in and we have left Pennsylvania, passed through Maryland, West Virginia and are currently in Virginia.

Riley is with us and has 3/4 of the back seat.  He pops his head between us for some love and a scratch.  I had him up beside me on my seat but that didn’t last long as he was blocking the side view mirrors.
Thanks to my friends on Facebook for all the love and wishes of good luck.