First Road Trip

(Tucson AZ)
After leaving the consignment lot, I headed to the nearby Shell station to fuel up ($3.43/gal). Then I went up the road a piece to top up the propane ($2.79/gal), and for the free dump station. The TTT Stop just off of I-10 was recommended by Brad from the RV sales team.
I had to wait my turn behind a big diesel pusher. They must of been in the store, because the attendant seemed to be looking for them. He instructed me to pull to the other side, and he quickly had my small 10 gal tank filled.
From there it was just a swing around to the dump station. When I got there, a Roadtrek 190 with Ontario plates was ahead of me. There was a lady and a man; and I thought hmmmm, could that be Marianne of the Frugal Shunpiker’s Guides fame? And sure enough it was!

Marianne & Randy of Frugal Shunpikers Guide

When they finished Randy gave me thorough instructions on how to properly dump and clean-up afterward. I was thrilled to get this help from such experienced RVers. And they are boondockers, which I plan on doing a lot of that.

Me, Marianne and Tardis

We showed off our rigs to each other and then went our separate ways. What a neat thing that my first encounter on the road with other RVers would be Marianne and Randy. This was a great start to my long trip back to my Florida house.
Camp: On the road
Scene: Truck Stop

8 Responses to First Road Trip

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR March 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Sounds like your rv-ing dream is well on its way! Travel safe.

  2. Tinabeane March 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    How cool meeting them!

  3. Pam March 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Congratulations on the LD, I know you will enjoy it. Also congrats on selling the house so quickly. We just missed each other. I am currently sitting in a Tucson RV service area waiting for some repairs to my rig. I will be posting about this on my next blog.


  4. Pleinguy March 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Oh my. Sorry to have missed meeting up. And, double sorry to hear about your rig. Hope it all works out well for you. Perhaps I’ll see you at the Fall SELD Get-together?


  1. Shakedown Review | Plein Air Journey - November 13, 2014

    […] March 31, 2013 in Uncategorized (Tucson AZ to Jacksonville FL) Time for a look at the completed First Road Trip with the new-to-me Lazy Daze Twin-King motorhome. While the 2,020 mile trip was quick, it included […]

  2. The Others | Plein Air Journey - November 13, 2014

    […] Mexico to Mississippi)The following day of the First Road Trip took me up and over the mountains through Cloudcroft NM at 8654 ft. Then down into the high desert […]

  3. Family Camp | Plein Air Journey - November 17, 2014

    […] They were going to Wal-mart in the next town, which happened to be on my route, so they escorted me through the country side to the store. I purchased some more leveling blocks since what I had proved insufficient. Filled up on gas and headed out on the last leg of my First Road Trip. […]

  4. ACE of a Camp | Plein Air Journey - November 17, 2014

    […] fourth night of my First Road Trip was spent at Eastbank Campground, an Army Corps of Engineers park. It sits on the banks of Lake […]

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes