Okay, journey isn’t quite right. I’m thinking of going just to Caballo State Park, about 18 miles south of home. And my middle-of-the-night thought is what ever am I going to DO sitting by the Rio Grande for 2 or 3 days. Slight panic. So I daydreamed a plan of the days’ activities – quite the opposite of the spontaneity I had wanted. But the imagined plan was reassuring. Walk the dog, eat breakfast, meditate, write, take pictures, edit photos – repeat as necessary. It’s all the things I want to do without the distraction of the fridge or Facebook.
The light went on – this is the life I want. It’s pure, it’s simple. At least it will be when I get more comfortable with the RV. I can fix some meals ahead because I don’t want to cook much.
I made a list of what I needed to get – tire covers, spare keys, etc. I also need two other lists. One for things that stay in the RV but might need to be restocked occasionally – linens, kitchen stuff, etc. And the other for trip-specific things – food, toiletries, clothes. I’m looking forward to having the RV ready to go – just add food and clothes for the current trip.
Bought a camping pass for New Mexico State Parks. It’s a bargain at $100. Dry camping will now be free for me; hook-ups will be $4 a night.
I made marinara sauce and froze enough for five dinners. I’m getting eager to leave.
Made the bed in the cab-over. Sure don’t want to do that very often – it’s a bit awkward, but it seems to be a comfortable bed.
I expect to sleep in the cab-over. don’t want to have to take down the table and make up that bed daily. I want the table up – it’s my writing area. I like to have my journals accessible all the time. So this area is not a dinette. Is it an escritoire? Maybe, but I have trouble pronouncing it.
In the house I’m realizing how wasteful I am. Washing dishes, I think I can’t use this much water in the RV. These are good lessons for me.
I’m ready to try my short trip to Caballo. Actually it’s more a test of me rather than of the RV. Dorothy (the RV) and I are going camping.