Sooby on the Road

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Costco and the Dubya Store

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

We took a ride east and north yesterday to stock up again on essentials.  We started out by stopping by at Seguin RVs to check our a few larger Class A motorhomes.  The salesman, John, gave us an excellent lesson in what to look for.  He's been in the business for some 35 years and had much to teach us.  We sat in a 2005 Newmar forty footer and learned.  These coaches are built by the Amish in Indiana, and are of the highest quality.  You wouldn't believe the space, quality and innovations he showed us.  This one is ten feet longer than Shorty, so with that alone, we were impressed, or as the Irish might say, "Amazed!"

Then we set the CoPilot on the phone for Costco.  There was lots of traffic, due to it being a Saturday.  Folks have much less respect for a tiny Subaru Forester compared to Shorty.  Why is that?  We found the store, which was packed!  There are lots of items that are unique to the area in such stores, so we always make the full tour to see what we can learn.  We didn't buy much, since we don't have the storage space of the Newmar Coach we had looked at.  Thanks God...

We got a few more items at the Dubya Store, which was a good one, with a great inventory and friendly clerks. 

It's an interesting ethnic mix here as it is in most larger Texas towns.  I enjoy just looking around and seeing the folks.  Montana is still impressing folks with many wishing that they could visit. They're always interested in the winter temps and snow depth, so I have to inform them about how it used to be before the climate has taken a turn for the different.

Our current RV "Resort" is pretty sad.  It's old, but with friendly staff.  Sites are okay, surface-wise, but it's not a resort by any stretch of the imagination.  No pool, no grass, nothing resortish. The washing machine has to be coaxed to spin, according to the lady who checked us in.  Thus, we went to Seguin proper to wash our clothes.  The only advantage is that it's cheap, at only $15 a night.  

The weather is warming nicely.  Yesterday was a sunny day and got up to 82 degrees outside. Since we hadn't left the AC running, it was "toasty" inside of the coach when we returned.  It took no time at all to get it back into the "comfy" range however.

I drained our tanks and replaced the blackwater blade valve with no problem.  It had been a bit reluctant to open, but now is smooth as silk, if such can be said about a wastewater valve.

We'll be moving west in a short while to Lost Trees State Natural Area.  I'll be checking in from there if the connection is decent.  

As always, thanks for checking in, you loyalists...
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Dennis on

Surprised you didn't trade in Shorty for more luxury but then Shorty would have felt that you were a traitor.

ferdie on

Hey, the Amish are very talented.....have come a long way from furniture! Blade valve, how is that differnent? Phew...finally got Z's new old Goldwing in the back of the pkup, no way the two would go in the trailer! What a chore! Could have used your technical expertise! Texas sounds new daily, lots of contrast! While in San Antonio I rememer mostly footbal hysteria and beautiful dark eyed women! Hugs....

photodon on

Didn't know that about Newmar coaches. I've seen a few of them in my travels and know that they are very good quality. Maybe in my next life...

Mike Noble on

and so your journey does that mean you are considering getting a new rv or just admiring some other ones---RV envy...though of course we all at home have RV envy for yours! As you may well know, our weather is back into winter again....I know, I know, you are jealous--NOT. Well enjoy your good weather, and we will leave a light on here, send the legislature home and warm things up a bit for you. Thanks for your warm news from all points east.

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