Monday, January 24, 2011

On My Way

All Aboard! St.Paul, Des Moines, Kansas City, Wichita, Liberal, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, Albuquerque, Socorro and Truth Or Consequences.

Leaving today, in about an hour actually. Current temperature is 12 degrees ABOVE zero, (for a change). Here I am, headed South and the heat wave arrives. Forecast of 26 for today. Oh well, I'll just suffer through it.

Give me some time to get a few miles under my belt. I have a laptop and will make regular reports, (but not on a schedule). I'm excited, but I also know I will miss my family until Mrs. Spadoman joins me in Mid February.

Maybe I'll see you at some point while away from home. But make no mistake. This isn't a vacation. I'll just be living life as usual while all this is going on. I just won't be in the same bed I usually am.

I appreciate all your thoughts and wishes for a safe journey and will carry those with me.



EG CameraGirl said...

All the best and have a GREAT time!

Stephanie said...

An incredible sunset to ride into!!

coldH2O said...

Joe the New Guy:
I know it's tough, but you must face reality & realize that Wisco is exiling you for your support of the Bears. It's a nice cover, this RV wanderlust truth or consequences thing that you've fooled your readership with. I suppose we all save face in some manner. Notice, however, the progressive bent of Wisco - exile to New Mexico, rather than Rockford. I know you will probably delete this comment, but PACKERS IN SUPER BOWL, Bears, not so much. Love you, New Guy. Have fun.

Fran said...

I show up right after you leave! How's that for timing.
Go enjoy the journey.
I am deep in the throes of domestic shit- freaking Allstate jacked out homeowners ins rate by 73% for no particular reason (we're bailing, but dealing w ins people is such bullshit), and going to take the leap & get a ductless heat pump installed in this old house & double the insulation. Buh bye $300 heating bills, hello all house A/C in the summer.
But it's estimates & meetings & signing stuff so very much so in the homeowner trenches.

Just the opposite of taking off on the road.
A time for every season, I suppose.

english inukshuk said...

stay safe!


Mel said...

Have an awesome journey, as I know you will.
We'll reap the rewards and enjoy the stories.
And the photos (heaven help you if, in a rush to start the journey, you left the camera sitting on the counter!).
Safe journey, sir!

And even though it's not a 'vacation'--have lots of enjoyable times!

((((((((( Spadoman ))))))))))

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Have a fantastic time!

mig said...

Have a great trip - I'm sure you will - and I'm sure you'll have wonderful stories to tell.
Keep warm and safe.

rebecca said...

travel safe spadoman.
looking forward to meeting up in the great southwest.