Roadtrip: Georgia to Arizona, 7th Day

We listened to the trucks rumble into and out of the Flying J down the road from the campground all night long, but we slept soundly, being lulled to sleep by the drone of the diesel engines. We were up and on our way earlier than any other day of this trip. We knew it was going to be a windy day from checking the weather channel, but just how windy? Just look a this:

The wind blew the bed cover open on our truck as we were going down the highway. We had to stop so Fabgrandpa could bungee it closed.

The cover blew open!

A little while later, the RV steps blew open! I happened to notice it in the mirror, so we had to stop again to close them up. We also used a bungee on them to make sure it didn’t happen again.

Never happened before!

And dust! So much dust you could barely see in spots, and there was road construction added to that mix as well!

Dust and wind in New Mexico

We were really glad to get off the road today in Grants. It was snowing when we pulled in to the KOA there, and cold, about 35 degrees. Those sway bars are hard to handle when it is that cold!

We’ll be staying here for two nights, so tomorrow we can go see the sites around Grants. I want to see the Ice Caves and Bandera Volcano. I’ve see the advertisements for them for five years now and it about time to go see them.



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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Dang, that’s some wind to blow the bed cover and steps. Southern New Mexico is always windy in the spring. That dust looks nasty. Hoping for a better day to enjoy tomorrow.

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