Sailing the Illinois Highways

June 28, 2016.Vicki Leavy.2 Likes.0 Comments

There’s a particular look the inside of our sailboat would get after a long day of crossing and crashing between islands. It looked something like vandalism. The condition makes sense for a boat heeled over and blasting through Hawaii’s big seas. Today was our maiden trip ‘on the road to find out’ aboard our new Dutch Star motor home. She’s a beautiful rig, travels like a luxury car, even has a passenger recliner, foot rest and passenger computer desk. More like something in an airliner than a motor vehicle. We pulled into a pretty little RV park in southern Illinois after about eight hours and 300 miles on the road, which included several stops. It was nice to have lunch, snacks and the comforts of home without needing to step foot outside. At the RV park, Kirk hopped out to plug us into power, water and whatnot, but not before had a nice chat with one of Arkansas’s state senators (he’s parked next to us). I walked back to assess the condition of our little condo on wheels and wow … it looked a lot like we sailed the Illinois highways!  Kirk opened the slides, I did some tidying up, put special things back into place and watched our cats fascination with fireflies outside every window. It feels like home with a brand new back yard. Tomorrow, I’ll be a little wiser with some of the pre-driving preparations and definitely more relaxed. With the dog snoring at my feet, it’s time to call it a night. It was a good day.

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