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100 Days On The Road!

Today marks 100 days I’ve been on the road this trip and I feel like I’m just getting started! This lifestyle suits me and I’ve fallen into a very comfortable rhythm. I wonder what the next 100 days will bring.

It’s pretty interesting how quickly my perceptions change. After a month in the Rodeo/Portal area, Radium Springs feels like a sprawling metropolis! I’m noticing every sound: traffic on the roads, people talking and working, a train going by, an airplane over head, car radios, all these normal everyday sounds of modern life are brought into sharp focus after my time in the quiet communities of Rodeo and Portal.

Now that I’m close to town, today was a day to catch up on errands. My first stop was a lovely quilt store in Las Cruces, Bernina Sewing & Design. I needed border fabric for the camper quilt I’ve been working on and found just the right one there, as well as a few other goodies. The staff were all very helpful and Ellen help me choose fabrics for another project.

This is a great little shop and if you’re in the area it’s worth a stop.

My next stop was Tractor Supply Co.

I had good success feeding the birds at my last campsite and wanted to continue this practice here. I needed more bird seed and a feeder. I also had my eye on a pair of all-weather shoes I saw on a woman at Rusty’s. She found them at Tractor Supply Co. They are made by the same company who used to make the little rain covers for ladies shoes in the 1940s! I was happy to find everything I came for at this store and at great prices!

My next stop was the UPS Store. I had ordered some art supplies from Amazon while it Rusty’s, and one package was delayed by weather and did not arrive until Monday after I had left. Rusty was kind enough to forward it on to me here in Las Cruces and it arrived today. Logistics on the road is easy with a little help from your friends!

My last stop was Walmart. I needed a few groceries and a few items for the camper. I’ve been looking for a step stool to use in conjunction with the camper step and found one today. It’s a 15 inch drop from the camper step to the ground so this little step stool cuts that in half. Much more comfortable! I also found a new crate for Dexter. It’s smaller than the one I had and fits in the area under the table. It saves a lot of room! He seems happy with it!

The clouds are rolling in and it’s cooling off. Tomorrow I have an 8am appointment at the Ram dealership for some routine maintenance on the truck so I’ll need to be up and out early. I better get a good night’s rest!

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Joan Shriver #

    I’m glad you included a picture of the clear plastic shoe coverings. I do remember them, but never used them. The ones you bought are much cuter.

    February 27, 2018
    • Sarah #

      I remember my Mom using them!

      February 27, 2018
  2. Carol Taylor #

    Great photos as usual. I am amazed that you have been
    on the road for 100 days. I am living vicariously through
    you so keep posting. I had my first machine embroidery
    class last week; next one is a quilting class. I hope
    you can stop in Roswell or Young Harris (Georgia).
    I’d love to see your camper. Stay safe my friend 😀

    February 28, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Hey CS! So good to hear from you! I’m glad you are still following along. The days are passing quickly and it sure doesn’t seem like it’s been 100 already. I will sure swing by if I make it to your neck of the woods!

      February 28, 2018
    • Sarah #

      PS…keep me posted on your sewing adventure…pictures please!! Don’t forget, my website embroiderthis.com has tons of free machine embroidery downloads. Enjoy!!

      February 28, 2018
  3. Stephene #

    Ah Sarah looks like you and Dexter are having so much fun! Envious am I.
    I was just gifted a Bernina (1995) I think … no usb but maybe your website
    will benefit me.
    Keep traveling

    February 28, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Great Stephanie! Check with your local Bernina dealer for options to trsnsfer embroidery files to your model machine. Have fun with it!!

      February 28, 2018
  4. Marta #

    Hello Sarah,
    Congratulations on reaching 100 days with Wild Thing!I am so pleased that you are as happy with your 5 th wheel as we are…almost every day one of us remarks on how much we are enjoying this unit!
    We picked up ‘High Fiber’ Oct 13 th and have pretty much been on the road ever since.Chilliwack to Missouri, to our cottage in Canada then down to Gulf,Coast…a lot of traveling but seemed stress free with this sweet unit!
    Interesting to spend the winter on Guld Coast after a winter in Arizona/California…Glen prefers the southeast coast, while I have enjoyed both equally!
    Our Escape is functioning well; however 2 of our overhead dome lights packed it in..they started strobing!Glen called Reece and had 3 dome lights made by Furion for $30 sent to our home in St Louis. We plan on getting into St Louis by mid March.
    Travel safe my Escape friend, Marta
    PS we are planning on attending the fiberglass 50 th anniversary of Boler trailers held in Winnipeg, Manitoba August 15-19 costing $219CDC. I have a Dog obedience trial weekend I want to attend in Sst St Marie close to that time ..sure hope we can fit both into our summer!
    We attended the fiberglass rally last Feb in Quartzsite and enjoyed it very much, wonderful to see all the different fiberglass units but the highlight was the interesting people!

    February 28, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Thank you Marta. We are lucky campers aren’t we! Safe travels and I hope we catch up somewhere down the road.

      February 28, 2018
  5. Marta #

    I have a correction regarding the Escape dome lights. Glen ordered them of Amazon as they were 1/3 price of Reece’s quote!

    March 1, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Good to know..Thanks!

      March 1, 2018

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