Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Maiden Voyage...A Success

   I love it when adventures have adventures!!!  The plan to drive Marie to Lubbock to get the van out on the open road was elaborated upon when I ended up staying overnight at the campsite at Palo Dura Canyon Sunday night instead of heading back to ABQ!  With nothing but a blanket, a few bottles of water and a one serving container of Special K, "Flutterby" (the new official name for the van) and I honkered down approximately 800 feet into the canyon surrounded by about 100 Boy scouts!!!  What a hoot!
   She gets about 15 mpg...pretty good for an old gal and drives like a dream!  I love being up so high when driving...I feel tall!!!  Here's a few pictures...
At some point, I'm sure I'll learn how to line them up better...LOL
Crankin up the awning!
Housewarming gift from the Vantastic Team
And...it's...OFFICIAL!



My upper bunk (loft) sleeping quarters
Just got plugged in


My amazing surroundings 800' into Palo Duro Canyon

Flutterby and Marie

Friday, March 7, 2014

Maiden Voyage

   GUESS WHAT???  I am now the proud owner of a wonderful 2004 Sportsmobile pop top conversion van!  My new home on wheels for the journeys ahead is snow white (I have plans for THAT!!!) with gorgeous blue upholstered interior!  This is just a quick update...pictures will be posted soon!
   My friend and I will be leaving shortly to take the "Majestic" (van's nickname...for now, anyway) on its first trip!  Headed to Lubbock, TX...why, you might ask!  That is her home base for a 2 month outreach job where she'll be counseling military personnel around a 4 state region in a company rental car and needed a ride!  "I'LL TAKE YOU" I offered without hesitation!
   Gotta run for now...gonna fill 'er up and take to the open road!  It is a beautiful day for a 5 hour drive....slight breeze, blue skies and the promise of a high of 66*!!!  Sorry EAST coast loved ones...your turn is on its way!