Murdo Girl…On the road..Day 1

Sammie on the left, and Patti on the right, started getting a little nervous 2 days before we left.

Our first day is in the books and we did okay. We finished packing the RV, loaded up the 3 dogs and a cat, hooked up the Jeep and boogied. We drove 315 miles, which was a good distance considering we didn’t leave until after 10:00.

In the RV..They’re pretty relaxed now.

We stopped at an RV park in Snyder, Texas. This is not a pretty place. However, there is a water tower close by so I’ll snap a picture when it starts getting light out this morning. It sure won’t be a scenic one like all of you have been sending me. Here are two pics I snapped yesterday. I don’t think it’s going to work to take them out the window of the motor home.

It’s not true that all water towers look alike. Some are beautiful and some are ugly. These are ugly.

The animals and Kip soon fell into the routine that worked well for us last year. I am having to relearn everything. There are a lot of things to do when setting up at night and we each have assigned tasks. In the morning, we put our little house back in order and hit the road again.

It’s 400 miles from Snyder to Santa Fe, NM. I don’t know if we’ll make it all the way today. We plan to spend 2 nights and see the sights we missed when we were there last year.


You can’t see it in this photo, but Kip is setting up a plant watering system he found online last year. It has little tenacles (on timers) that you poke down in the dirt. It will water your plants as often and as much as you want while you’re gone The water is in a bucket sitting in the sink. We use one system for 3 plants. It worked great when we were gone for six weeks last fall.

You might recognize the golden retriever in the picture. We call her Cyndie, but some call her Pearl.

This plant is a hoya vine. Kip’s Grandmother brought the original plant from Germany many years ago. Most of our family and some friends have vines grown from slips off this one. We brought this plant with us when we moved to Texas from Colorado in 1986. It was the only plant that didn’t freeze in the moving van. It gets beautiful, fragrant flowers on it at different times during the year.


Last night in the dark, this looked like a water tower
Llamas we saw while walking the dogs this morning


LESSON OF THE DAY: Must improve water tower recognition. Practice relearned skills such as turning on the TV.

Kip wanted the Texas sign to show

5 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…On the road..Day 1

  1. scoper07 October 10, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    It’s nice to know you both are enjoying the onset of your trip. You are learning lessons along the way. I thought I saw a water tower this morning and it ended up being the microphone for my karaoke machine. Go figure! Thanks for taking us along.

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  2. sanjuan831 October 10, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I am so happy to read about your grand adventure beginning! You are living the dream that many people can only imagine! So fun to travel right along with you two.


  3. countrygirl57 October 10, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Sounds like everything is off to a great start. I have to agree about Snyder – not too pretty. Love the “water tower”😀😀. Love you. Hope your day is great!!!

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