OUR RV ADVENTURE: May 5, 2021
We finally got off! Yay. We ended up staying in the Brownwood area for two extra weeks. We had to close on a house before we left. It was good that we stayed. We worked out some of the bugs. This RV living is a learning adventure. In the two weeks we were home, we:
*. Changed the front jack. $150 We got stuck in the State Park with the jack problem.
*. Fixed our bed with two old comforters underneath a pillow top mattress pad. The bed had springs in it. Not comfortable. I originally had a 2 inch foam mattress over it, but the foam killed Lyndyl’s back. This is much better. $49 for the mattress pad
*. Fixed the water heater. It was rusted and would not strike. WD-40
*. Fixed the leak in the gray water. Dirty job. $25 for parts. But we found out that we need to do the same for the black water. It is still leaking. Yuck! Lyndyl bought the parts today. $53
*. We attempted to make a mosquito netting for the back wall where the ramp folds down. We like this door open. We used netting and magnets. It’s not there yet, but it will be. $125
So we started our adventure yesterday. We drove to Reddy Vineyards in Brownfield, Texas because this was half way to Cloudcroft. It was an amazing place with amazing wines. We are a member of Harvest Hosts. This membership allows us to stay overnight free at a ton of vineyards and orchards, etc. We just have to purchase something while we are there. That is not hard.
We got up this morning and headed toward Cloudcroft. But where? We don’t really know where we are going or what we are doing. We talked about it and decided to start with a KOA Campground. The only one around here is in Alamogordo. They only had a spot for two days, but no spots for the weekend. Where do we go next? Dave knew.
Dave works at this KOA. He has for five years. He is nice. He thought we were lost, and he tried to help us find our way. When we unloaded the motorcycle, we found that the kick stand had poked a hole in the floor. Oops. Then our couch would not lower. Oops. Dave came over to check on us. We had blown a fuse. Easy fix. So we start talking to Dave about places to stay. We told him that we really wanted to go off grid - boondock. He then told us about a place sixteen miles from here that not many people know about. It is amazing. We will spend at least five days there when we leave this campground. We can make it five days without having to dump our water. We will come back to this KOA to dump. At that time we will decide whether we want to stay longer in this area or move on.
OH THE PLACES WE GO!
5/4/21 Reddy Vineyard in Brownfield, Texas. Free with a Harvest Host membership
Amazing wines. Lovely place
5/5-6/21. White Sands KOA in Alamogordo, NM. $40.23 per night
OH THE PEOPLE WE SEE!
Dave. 70 years old. Lives in a 40’ motorhome. Drives a Harley Sportster 1200. He has a trailer hitch on his Harley that he can haul plywood on. His wife died in January. He will leave this campground in June and head to Missouri. He is going to take us on the backroads of Cloudcroft on Friday. He is excited to have someone to ride with.
WITNESS HIM NOW!
What I have seen God do in the last week has been inside of me. When we were leaving the State Park, it was drizzling rain, our camper jack got stuck with us in the middle of the road going into the campground. It would not go up or down, so we could not move. Lyndyl took out a fuse and told me to go to Jack’s Place to see if they had one. On the way there the most INTENSE JOY filled my heart. It took my breath away. I asked God, “What is this?” And He took my thoughts to this scripture: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for GREAT JOY.” James 1:2. Oh my goodness! This is so amazing. I knew this scripture, but I had never experienced this scripture.
Then another thing happened to me. I am not a very emotional person. I never have been, so when I feel emotions, I stop to ponder. The other day it felt like some of the people that I love most in this world were rejecting me. This was not the first time I had felt this way, but it was the first time that I felt the emotions. A deep sorrow and pain filled my heart. So I began to pray for these people. 1 Timothy 2:1 says, “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, Intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” Even though I felt better, the pain and the sorrow were still there. I know that these are spirits, so I said, “God please forgive me for allowing these spirits into my heart.” And I heard the LORD say to me, “I want you to know Me. I want you to know Me in the power of My resurrection and the FELLOWSHIP OF MY SUFFERING. I want you to be conformed unto Me even unto death, even death on the cross.” Wow! Jesus suffered. I am going to know a part of what He went through. I think we are all going to know God is ways we never dreamed possible.
$81.50 RV park
I have never done this before - kept up with what we spend and what we do. I want to do it on this trip.