Part of a series here: Working On The Road Trip
We are now driving home in “The Truck”. We own a similar truck – but this is my oldest sons truck and he is Tall! No need for running boards or steps for him… except when someone short (like me) is trying to hoist herself into the seat.
Over and over I had to pull this little maneuver. I’m not so in love with this truck right about now.
We have been chatting about what type of “rig” we would like to have for our future “working on the road” trips. We are not fond of motor homes… I don’t need another “motor” to fix. We love the idea of always having a truck that will pull a trailer.
We own an “old” 5th wheel trailer. The type we have is called a “toy trailer”… the back end drops down allowing us to drive our sand buggy inside and haul it out to the sand dunes.
When you get to your destination… drop the back door, drive out the sand buggy, close up the back door, move a bit of furniture around and now you are sitting inside a cozy little trailer with a bathroom, full kitchen, a king size bed and a real bathroom! We’ve got a sweet setup with this old rig.
I’ll never forget the first time we used this 5th wheel trailer. It was cold and windy when we arrived at the sand dunes recreation area. After unloading and getting all our “comforts from home” set up… my hubby looked at me and said “why did we wait so long to do this”?
What’s really funny is I’d been wishing for a trailer for years! We had spent to long in a tent and “going behind a bush”. This old trailer came up for sale at the perfect time (It was within our budget) and we grabbed it up quick. We were lucky we already owned a truck that would pull it.
We know that two things are going to change in our traveling gear.
1. The sand buggy is going to go. My hubby is not on board with this yet… but he finally started talking about switching to something a bit more versatile. I’d like to have a little vehicle that would be fun off road and yet let us scoot around in the little towns we love to explore.
2. We will need to upgrade the 5th wheel trailer. Ours is so old… it’s lived a hard life and needs to be put out to pasture. It would be nice to start a trip and just “know” everything works.
All of this is a matter of budget. Some things have to be sold to help pay for things we want now. That’s the way it goes… You just can’t (shouldn’t) keep it all.
Right now – I’m more interested in finding a new (used) car... I will NOT be driving my son’s truck much. He needs to sell it and I am not a “Truck” kind of gal anyway.
Okay… back to the road trip:
In case you didn’t get the memo… I’m freezing all the time on this trip. Jan in Nebraska is no picnic.
We hightailed it out of town and made it though Colorado and down to Raton, New Mexico.
Took a little detour through town… this is where my hubby’s grandfather was born and his great grandfather worked for the railroad.
We took pictures at dusk so they are a bit grainy…
Raton New Mexico Railroad Station:
Old Raton Hotel… we think this is where great grandmother worked as a baker:
After this we – dragged our selves on down the road. Back to the Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque. No more pictures tonight… I’m so cold and tired I can’t wait to eat a pile of blueberry pancakes and fall into bed.
p.s. This last few days of blogging about our trip has been fun and refreshing. I’ve felt some creative juices flowing and in just a few days you will get to see a “real life” marketing lesson unfold. Stay tuned.