Driving and living in our motor coach

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May 10

Today we moved our motor coach from Carlsbad to Las Cruces, where we plan to stay two days and see White Sands National Monument . On our drive here it occurred to me that living in a motor coach and driving, is an experience in itself worth writing about.

Leo and I have settled into a great routine and team effort to set up “camp” and to pick up and go. My duties are mostly limited to the indoors. Setting up the kitchen, putting things away or out in the bathroom, connecting to the RV park’s wifi network (sometimes frustrating), getting the satellite dish synched  and whatever other gofer type of demands are placed on me, which I’m happy to perform  😉  I must admit I make it nice and homey for both of us.

Most of the heavy lifting is done by Leo. When we get to the campground he’s out there “hooking up”, now that I have your attention all that means is that he is connecting our coach to the water, electricity and sewer lines of the campground, it’s not necessarily hard but it is a very important job for which he is rewarded with a much needed rest 😄

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The drive from Carlsbad to Las Cruces was beautiful (see my header picture) but the wind! It comes “sweeping down the plains” …. I will never get that song out of my head now (from Oklahoma!) Anyways, I have never yet drove this vehicle ( carreton as we Cubans call it) and I thought the flat desert highways would be a perfect place for me to learn. Thank you but no! Until someone can turn off the wind which feels (according to Leo) like a giant hand pushing you to the side of the road. I think I’ll wait for the perfect conditions to learn and in the mean time I have the best view in the houseFullSizeRender 2

We came very close to the Mexican border on our way to Las Cruces, btw everything around here is in Spanish which is just fine with us!

 

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