Monday, April 16, 2012

P is for Pictures

Thank you everyone, for coming along on the first part of our new adventure. It has been a crazy two weeks! Since our road trip so far has been mostly just getting back here to Santa Fe from Indiana, much of what I've captured was taken right through the windshield of our RV.

Here's a selection of photos I took over the past two weeks . It's meant the world to me to come and read your comments at the end of these long days. Can't wait until we head out "for real" on May 1st - first stop, San Antonio, Texas.



Our first "on our own" hookup at the Elkahrt RV Campground
Dreamcatchers


My husband Richard, aka RVPainter, enjoying the fabulous pizza at the Fat Tomato in Elkhart. The same owners have another restaurant there called the Chubby Trout.

An abundance of goodies at the bakery at the Blue Gate in Shipshewana Indiana

It's a little blurry, but that's me on the right, with Rhonda from Nexus. She handles the financing there and she also made me a very pretty pair of pink socks!

Our first "on the road" campground - the first time we just drove into a campground and said, "We'd like to stay the night, please." I can't even remember where it was!!

On the road in Indiana

St. Louis - Gateway to the West



Just past Amarillo, Texas on I-40. There are long stretches of NOTHING along I-40, as well as a lot of sights like this - the ghosts of towns now just decaying.

The name of the man who owns Nexus is Claude. I thought it was nice that they named an Exit for him.

Along I-40 in Texas

Lots of wind farms along this stretch of I-40. At least they have the sense to try to do something with all that wind!!

Here at the Santa Fe KOA - yesterday morning we awoke to SNOW. Not too much though.


And just because it's so pretty, a picture inside the cathedral here in Santa Fe

18 comments:

  1. We lived in Amarillo for 7 years. I am very familiar with that stretch of I-40. The wonders of the open road, enjoy them all!

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    1. Sally, I look forward to the part where I start enjoying them! This first part was trial by fire! But we learned a lot that will make it much more enjoyable when we set out on 5/1.

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  2. I loved these photos. Thank you.
    Goodness The DreamCatcher is BIG.
    I loved your first camping place too. It is a wonderful adventure I am having with you all these miles away. Thanks again.

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    1. I am so glad you're with me, dear friend. The DreamCatcher is big, but not nearly as big as some! I never wanted a bigger one, as it is, I feel like we are a giant missle hurtling down the highway!

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  3. Great photos, especially the catherdral... and the pizza!

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    1. The pizza was fabulous and the cathedral is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

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  4. I don't envy you driving that rig but from previous photos it is a wonder inside.

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    1. I've decided not to drive - Dick will drive the rig and when we "land" I'll drive the car. It should work out, since I just don't have the confidence yet for the rig.

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  5. Melissa, it is so cool to come along with you on this journey. Thanks for taking us.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks for being with me, Karen :D

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  6. Love the pictures and thanks for taking us with you.....

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  7. Ahhhhhhh YES - I-40!!!!! I will never drive I-40 again - if we need to go someplace and it requires travelling on I-40 ------ we won't go ---- or I will drive up to Montana - go across and then come down to our final destination!

    Never been so scared in my life.

    I was almost as scared the time in the Air Force I was told I had to jump out of a plane - I said NO WAY!!!!! The SGT said YES WAY!!!! WELL I won as I did not jump - HE PUSHED ME OUT!!!!

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  8. It was kind of like that for you on Saturday - you were pushed into it so you had no choice. You were very, very brave :D xo

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  9. Hi Melissa! Cool pictures. Thank you for blogging about your adventures.


    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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  10. These pictures are amazing, can't wait to see more :)

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  11. Wonderful photos, I felt like I was driving along with you. I bet that first time you drove into a campground was a thrill, how fun. :)

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  12. Thanks for taking us on this great adventure with you. Great, now I'm hungry for pizza :)

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books

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