Home at last!
Me, Fergie and Yuma
Every year, it gets a little tougher to make the 1560 mile drive home. Made it home just after noon, this morning.
I got a good night's sleep last night, so I was on the road at 7:30. Only had 266 miles, so, this was my shortest drive day. The other three days were 8 hours or more.
Didn't get a picture of going into Missouri, because it was in Kansas City and there was tons of traffic. But I did catch Illinois.
I took a different route this year and took I-40 to hwy 54 out of Tucumcari, NM to hwy 400 near Pratt, KS to Wichita, KS. From there, I connected to I-35 through Kansas City into Missouri. KC was a little hairy, but not too bad. I didn't get lost and made it through staying on I-35 going north toward Iowa. Then I turned onto hwy 36 and went all the way to I-72.
The reason, I enjoyed this route is because hwy 36 is four lane across Missouri and I skip St Louis and all the traffic on I-55, plus, no tolls. There was no traffic either and the road was great.
I won't be blogging unless, I get updates on repairs to the White Lion. It was a different winter this year with the unreliability of the White Lion. I was very happy, I made it through most of the winter and it wasn't till the drive home when the WL quit on me again. Right now, I'm exactly where I was last year. I don't want to go through the uncertainty another winter.
Thanks to everyone that followed along and hopefully, there will be another winter ahead for me, but only time will tell. I'll let everyone know the end result, whatever it is.
Thanks for stopping by.
Welcome Home !!!ReplyDelete
Glad you make it home okay DougReplyDelete
Hope to follow your travels next winter if the white lion cooperates.
I had a great time following you all winter and good luck for next year. Vern, Boise Id.ReplyDelete
There's no place like home Toto. Glad to see you guys made it okay:))ReplyDelete
Slide in to home and rest.ReplyDelete
Praise God you got home safely. One in a while please post pictures of Yuma. Rest...relax...enjoy.ReplyDelete
Great that you made it home safe and sound. Hope the White Lion roars again and we are all back in the desert this fall.ReplyDelete
Glad you made it home safely. Thank you for sharing your adventures. I still work full-time and RV part-time. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your photos and dream of one day spending time in the Southwest.ReplyDelete
Happy you guys made it home! The White Lion will roar again and he will be your next winter boondocking buddy and you should stay positive and be ready for next winter!ReplyDelete
Looks like Fergie was happy to see you and I am sure so was Dolly. Glad you and Yuma made it home safe and sound.ReplyDelete
That's the route I took when I drove to Maine. Beautiful country!! Glad you made it safe and sound. Time to rest up. On the other hand, I hope you make it one more year ... THEN retire! Keep playing those brain games so we can stay in touch!!!ReplyDelete
Glad you and Yuma made it safe and sound. Hopefully the WL roars again and speeds off for more adventures.ReplyDelete
Check out kereninthewoods blog. Safari for saleReplyDelete
Glad you both are home safe and sound! Enjoy and relax :)ReplyDelete
I have been on that US-400 a few times since my son was in college in KC area, and I have a niece and a cousin in the area too. There is a "fishing lake" somewhere near US-400 that we stayed at one night...free and quiet. There are many fishing lakes in Kansas that are like that. Glad you made it home...hope repairs to White Lion are not overwhelming...Dave, GoingRvWay.comReplyDelete
Glad you made it home safely. Always enjoy your blog. Hope the White Lions roars once more. Enjoy your summer.ReplyDelete
Glad the Jeep was no problem & you’re home safe.Just saw a blog with a really well maintained diesel rig. (kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com) perhaps sell off the WL & enjoy some more southern adventures- all the best.ReplyDelete
Glad you and Yuma made it home ok Doug. Hope you can hit the trail again when the time comes. Gord.ReplyDelete
Glad you are safe at home. Hoping the White Lion survives so you can continue to travel.ReplyDelete
Hey! You do well writing and posting your blog with photos and info. Thanks! I enjoy your travels and stories. Sorry that Meow-Mix wasn't able to make it home and maybe things will work out, eh?ReplyDelete
My Barn Kat and I have our fingers and paws crossed for you.
Thanks, David & B.K.
Glad you guys made it home safe and sound. It was nice to cross paths again this year, and hope you and Yuma make it back again next year. Meanwhile, enjoy the home life!ReplyDelete
Glad you made ot home safely and that we met you briefly.ReplyDelete
In Mesa, the East Valley Institute of Technology has a program to teach diesel mechanics. I am not sure if they work on private engines, but they must like to have broken down engines to diagnoze and work on to get experience. On their web page they do note that Empire Machinery cooperates with them, maybe making parts available at discounted prices. If your present plans don't work out, you might keep them in mind. They probably would love the time you could allow them to do the work. The big problem will be removing the engine, and where to leave the white lion while they are working on it. Maybe a staff member could take a look at it and determine if they could do the needed work. PhilReplyDelete