April 14, 2022
Temperature 75 Degrees, Overcast, Rain Showers
Hop Three of Three
1,240 miles since we left home. Only another 6,000 give or take a mile to go!
Today is the last of our three overnight stops. Tomorrow we move to Oklahoma where we will stay stationary for six to seven days. Believe me, I’m ready for it.
We left about 30 minutes later than we had planned to this morning because we both were moving sort of slow. No matter, the trip was a short one of only about four hours.
Our first stop was for fuel. It was one of the only truck stops we found in this immediate area. Let me just say, never again. The place was a mess. Huge potholes in the road coming in and throughout the fueling area. Spilled diesel on the ground. It was evident that no one really cared about the place. Ms. Barbara went in to pay and said the inside was the same as the outside, neglected, old and outdated. Ah well, sometimes you have no choice you have to take what you can.
Within an hour we entered our second state on this trip. Originally, we had intended to spend some time sightseeing in the Houston area. But, for personal reasons we both decided we would rather not spend anymore time than necessary in Texas. An overnight stop would be more than enough.
That overnight stop is at Mount Pleasant KOA Journey in Mount Pleasant, TX. Now, up until this park I’ve done a good job at picking parks that are relatively easy to get to, and to get in and out of. I sort of missed the mark with this one. It is in the heart of the town of Mount Pleasant. While not impossible to get to, it was a bit more challenging. It just meant in the words of a good friend of mine you need to go slow and steady and you’ll get there.
This is our home for tonight. Overall, the park is really nice and appears to be well taken care. Elvira is sitting on a level concrete pad and there is enough room for both her and our car. As you can see, there is not a whole lot of room between sites. No matter since this is only an overnight stop. Other sites in the park – I believe they call them premium – are more spaced out. We’ll be up and out early tomorrow since we have about a five hour drive to Oklahoma City.
We’re definitely rolling up the miles on The Road of Retirement. Which was our intent all along. Moreover, we’re loving every minute of every mile.
Thanks again for stopping by today It’s always great to be able to share our story with others. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish each day that God gives you and live it to the fullest.
Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before