Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Notes.

Up early with my bride and had our morning coffee, It is so nice to see her excited about leaving on Thursday morning and not going to work for almost two weeks, I can’t wait until she can retire and we can head out whenever we want. Rigg’s is excited too. He has been assigned the first watch as the bridge lookout since he will be standing and looking over my shoulder and drooling all over it as we leave our homeport.

As they used to say in the service , one and a wake up, were getting so short we have to stand on a dime to see over a nickel.

Got all the clothes loaded today, the only thing left will be Rigg’s food & treats. And our medications and test equipment. I took the truck today and topped off the tank with diesel at $3.75 a gal. That will get us into Wisconsin. I get between 11-13 mpg with the trailer on flatter states like Illinois, in the mountains it goes down about 2-3mpg on the big hills. still not bad for that bad boy Duramax.

Tomorrow afternoon I will hook up recheck all tires and then turn the rig around so it is pointed out the drive for Thursday morning, All we’ll have to do is unplug and go.

On another note. My Granddaughter Allie is graduating from High School in Bricktown. New Jersey tomorrow we wish we could be there but it is 900 miles and things just haven’t worked out yet. We are so proud of her and she had been accepted for college so Grandpa will be smiling broadly and hoping we will be there for her college graduation. Good job Allie, we are all proud of you here at the Weeb Ranch…

If any of you are traveling on I-70, or I-55 or I-39 Thursday in Illinois and see a silver Chev/Coachman Chaparral 5th wheel heading East/North give us a wave, if you come up behind us you will see the Sam & Donna 5th wheel Vagabonds logo in the back window.

Today turned into a nice sunny afternoon after a cloudy and grey morning. I hope we can have good weather on our trip. Everyone have a great week, and be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. Have a wonderful and safe trip. It's about time you and Donna had some time off to travel for pleasure.

  2. Was that Miller High Life??? just making sure I get it right!

  3. Now if you ever do get to Bricktown and we are in NJ at the same time, we will find a place for you to park in our daughters driveway right along with us.

    Sounds like fun.

  4. Have a fantastic time!!! Whoo hoo --- on the road!

  5. I can tell you are so excited to get out on the road. Can't wait to read about your travels.

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. sure hope that gets to happen for you guys real soon!!! there's nothing like that freedom of having the open road ahead of you whenever you want it!!!

    have a great trip this time!!!

  7. You guys have a safe trip and we will be waiting to hear about it. Tell Riggs Annie is taking a short camping trip this week also.

  8. the anticipation is half the fun!..only two more sleeps!!

  9. Hope you have a very safe trip. Congrats to your grand daughter. Stay cool.

  10. Sam, check your email this AM..I left you a message about our electric service and want to make sure you get it!!