Leaving tomorrow to move further north

Chilly, overcast weather kept the crew and me inside all morning. 

Our Casita home is too cozy to leave!

I brew some tea and we get under the covers again, the crew to sleep and me to post the previous entry.  This entry is short because it’s the second one today.

After lunch I drive us into Las Vegas. 

I finally have all the papers (I hope!) for Americas Mailbox in Box Elder, South Dakota, to register the PTV (Perfect Tow Vehicle for you newcomers) and the Casita. 

First stop is Office Copies and then over to the post office to wait in line.  At last the envelope is on its way, certified mail.  

Godspeed and God bless . . . That envelope holds the original titles to both the PTV and Casita! 

Walmart is jammed with people. 

"Bridget! Stop being so camera-shy and get out where we can see you!"

No surprise when it’s 5 o’clock and the only Walmart Supercenter for several miles. 

Once back at the park and the groceries put away, the crew and I have supper, take an end-of-the-day walk around, and then it’s in the Casita for the night. 

I have the heatstrip turned on and it’s warm and cozy.

Tomorrow morning we hitch up and go further north.

Destination:  Coyote Creek State Park.  If you don’t hear from us in the next few days, it means no internet signal.


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About rvsueandcrew

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21 Responses to Leaving tomorrow to move further north

  1. Pat Gabriel says:

    I LOVE reading your posts and wonder what your planned route is. Are you just going spot to spot, or do you have a general route planned out? I am so interested in doing what you’re doing.
    Enjoy and THANK YOU for sharing this experience

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Pat, for your comment!

      At this point I’m going spot to spot. However, I need to make a general plan for leaving the high altitudes before long to head to warmer areas, eventually out of the threat of freezing temperatures.

      I’m happy you love my posts!

    • Kathryn says:

      Hi Susan,
      I am enjoying reading about your adventures I must make a life change and I am at this moment wanting something to happen before tomorrow AM. I am so confused on how to write to you on this site. I am replying to someone else’s note to you. I don’t see anywhere on the home page where I write. Please tell me. Do I need to register and have a password and so forth. I see no comment icon except to reply to what others wrote. I am new to this so please let me know. I love the pics and I wish I was there. I can’t face the work day tomorrow 7:30-8PM. There is an evening function I have to go back for. The pace and load is not doable for anyone. Must talk..soon. Your friend..K

  2. Greg and Jean says:

    Wow…heading up to 7700 feet…..have fun….HYDRATE !!!! don’t let the cooler temps fool ya !!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks for the reminder! I hope I’m not going to regret this next journey. I had altitude sickness in Mexico City years ago. I hope I can deal with it better now.

  3. Sandie says:

    Welcome to another sort of South Dakotan. Wish we were moving on up but hopefully it’s going to cool down just a wee bit here in MT. We’re still 10 degrees above normal. Love your blog. And I especially love your crew.

  4. Don Pietz says:

    Looks like your becoming comfortable in your new rig. Love your posts. We’ll ride along with ya. Be safe……………….

    Don & Gayle

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Don and Gayle . . . Sure, come along for the ride!

      I am feeling more comfortable as each day goes by. It’s funny . . . the things I thought would be the most difficult are turning out to be pretty routine . . . setting up utilities, remembering everything to do when getting ready to leave a campsite, backing up to the hitch and lining it up by myself, dumping the waste tanks, etc.

  5. Bob (aka stude53) says:

    Sue and crew, so you are Vegas bound …

    Are you a gambler? If so, go to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, search ’til you find a 1 dollar three wheel Elvis slot machine. Put 20 dollars in, then pull off the credits one at a time. I’ve done this several times over the years, and won big ($1200) each time. Hope my luck transfers to you.

    Thanks for seeking the good in everywhere you end up. It’s a blessing … to weather the bad times and come up optimistic and smiling.

    Best of luck and good times to you and your faithful crew.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hello, Bob!

      No, I’m not a gambler. But then, now that I think about it, some people would say I am because I took off from my secure life to a life on the road!

      I appreciate your comments. Thanks for writing. Good times to you, too!

  6. Bill Kelleher says:

    Don’t know how often you look at fiberglassrv, but adrian just put up a camping report in New Mexico. Here is the link.


    Bill Kelleher

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Bill. I’ll take a look at it.

      • Bill Kelleher says:

        If I remember correctly that same person wrote a long list of place to go in New Mexico awhile back for somebody else.

        I am pretty sure you can find all of his post.

        Have fun studying all that info. LOL

        Bill Kelleher

  7. Hi, you may have already answered the question and, if not, it is probably none of our business, but why New Mexico? It seems like an unlikely spot with Arizona to the west and Texas to the east. Perhaps we should take a second look at NM.

    • Reine says:

      I’m not Sue but the reason for New Mexico is to save money. NM has an annual camping permit for $225 that enables you to camp in any state park for $4.00 per night for water and electric campsites and free for boondocking campsites. Texas campsites are between $15 and $25 plus the daily entrance fee. The Texas State Parks Pass for $60 covers the entrance fees but not the campsite fees. Arizona state parks are from $15 – $25 per night. Once you do the math, New Mexico is a great bargain. I know of several other full timers who spend a lot of time in New Mexico for the same reason – it helps stretch the budget.

  8. Kim says:

    Looks like Bridget is doing her part as the front left stabilizer. She looks positively kitschy!

  9. butterbean carpenter says:

    Howdy Sue & crew,
    Came over from Bayfield, Ontario, Canada to the Land of Enchantment, just West of God’s
    country; where the wonderful RunningStar Ranch is located in Coleman county, on Texas 153.
    Hords Creek Lake is a lovely COE park, right across the hiway…. The coffee is always on at the RSR, so, stop for a cup when you are in the area.. Enjoyed reading your blog and meeting y’all.

    Smoothroads, clear skies & balmy breezes!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Bill says:

    Really enjoy reading your Blog, we sold the house in May and have been in Colorado all summer, will spend Thanksgiving and Christmas in North Carolina with my family then move west until it gets hot and then turn north. We are in a FW , even though I like Casita’s my wife said “no way” “if we are going to do this full timing route I want something more roomy” Enjoy your travels, can’t wait to see where you head to for the winter.

    Safe travels

  11. Bill Kelleher says:

    I just saw this link on MFGRV , it is a Yahoo site for solo women fulltimer’s.

    Bill Kelleher

    • Bill Kelleher says:

      I just noticed that the link didn’t come through, sorry I looked but can’t remember where in fgrv I saw it. :((

      Bill Kelleher

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