On the Road Again
Willie Nelson’s theme song comes to mind and will not go away, as I make preparations to move to “summer quarters.” My yellow labs, Lulubelle and Daisy, seem to know it is time to head north; maybe it is the weeks of preparation. This morning, the girls and I will head north with our 31’ summer home, behind our Dodge Ram mega-cab tow vehicle. Our first destination is Sundown, Texas. Yes, there is a town by the name of Sundown, about 36 miles southwest of Lubbock. Spend one evening watching the sunset and you will understand why they named it that.
After visiting friends and family in the Lubbock area, we meet up with 42 members of the Alamo Heights UMC Single Friends in Ruidoso, New Mexico for Memorial Day weekend. Then on to Santa Fe and Taos to do research for an upcoming book on the life of Fayette Smith, a nine year old boy captured in Austin by Comanche Indians who took him to New Mexico. “And then we can’t wait to get on the road again, like a band of gypsies we go down the road again.”
Next stop, Estes Park, Colorado to visit friends Lynn and Ladell Alexander, Lynn and I are school mates from the first grade. “We’re the best of friends—insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way, is on the road again.” They convinced me years ago that Texas is a great place to be from—in the summertime.
Then, on our way north to Mt. Rushmore “seeing things I may never see again.” From the Badlands northwest to Montana “going places that I’ve never been.” Follow us on Facebook. “Can’t wait to get on the road again.”