Holiday Driving



Colder weather than expected kept me from leaving Kansas yesterday, so I’m leaving this morning now that the sun is starting to come out. That may seem like a bad deal to have to drive on a holiday, but I’m so grateful that I get to decide where to spend Christmas. Warmer weather tonight will be my present. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, whichever one you celebrate. Drink some eggnog and have some cookies for me.

I’d also like to thank everyone who used my Amazon links and Paypal donate button this season, you all sure know how to spread some cheer. Final numbers for December will be coming in a week or so. I feel like this should probably be longer, but I need to get on the road while I can. As always, there will be travelogue style posts to come so you can follow along from Coffeyville to my next gig in Florida. Next stop: Texas!

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  1. John on January 1, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Hey Becky. Made it back to nwa. Hope your trip to Texas went well. Rv is in the shop to get the boo boo fixed. Heading to south Texas next week. Safe travels to Florida and keep in touch.

    • Becky on January 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Hey John! Glad to hear that things are going well for you. Texas was fun to visit and I hope you have a good time there. I haven’t forgotten about that picture, maybe today I’ll have the spare time to dig it out to send. Safe travels to you too and happy new year!

  2. Reine on December 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Enjoyed visiting with you and “indoor camping” at Little House Customs. For the readers concerned about Becky, she left Texas Saturday around noon headed east and was in good health and well rested.

    Too bad all of us can’t meet her in person. Becky, you’re fun to be around.

    • Becky on December 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      And now I’m safe and sound in Bluffton, SC to ring in the new year with friends, just so everyone knows. A travelogue post is coming tomorrow.

      I really enjoyed the visit too, was real nice to meet some more Casita people. Thanks again for the scrubbie and the drapery hooks Reine!

  3. Steve on December 28, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Welcome to Texas. Come stay awhile.

    • Becky on December 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Well I got a nice little taste of the state. I’ll be back to Texas for a longer stay at some point I’m sure.

  4. Jay on December 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    And thank you for letting all of us explore right along with you. Suspect I will joining full-timers soon and appreciate all the news from Casita Cassie (or Cas if you prefer!) Becky.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      I’ve always thought of my truck as female (Bertha) and my Casita as male (Cas) dunno why. I’m glad you’re finding my posts helpful Jay, there’s always room on the road for more full-timers.

      • OpenSpaceMan on December 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

        Would you say that Bertha and Cas were hooking up?

        Sorry I couldn’t resist.

        • Angie2B on December 27, 2013 at 10:37 pm


        • Becky on December 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

          Woooow now that was a pun. 😛

  5. Marcus on December 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Hi Becky,

    I’m a long time creepy on your site and I just wanted to wish you the bestest of drives. I did about 9 hours in the last couple days in northernish Saskatchewan (Canada) and I hope your roads are fairly clear and all goes well.

    I wanted to ask about the general weather conditions… I’m heading down to Texas in a couple weeks and will seem to be hitting up a bunch of the same spots your hitting so I was curious 😀

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Weather in Texas has been highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s, warmer than Kansas and definitely warmer than Saskatchewan I imagine! Come on down…

  6. Dawn on December 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Safe travels! I think driving on Christmas, as long as it wasn’t in a city, would be sort of fun! I hope you’re in a warmer place tonight!

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Yes it’s been above freezing, hooray! And I did drive through Tulsa but even that wasn’t bad.

  7. Carol on December 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Becky , I’m a full time casita owner as well 4-1 this yr N Georgetown tx for 2 more weeks then off to port aransas tx for 2 months , great place to winter . Happy trails

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Happy trails Carol, always love hearing from other Casita owners. Cas has the company of two of them tonight at Little House Customs where I’m getting work done.

  8. Bruce on December 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Have a safe trip to Gainesville.We hope to run into you someday…we have followed you the beginning. We’ve been close to you a few times, but never able to connect.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Chances are someday the timing will work out, take care and thanks.

  9. Gayle on December 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Happy Holidays, Becky! As a matter of fact, I did have some cookies on your behalf. Ate them in bed, got crumbs everywhere. What could be a better way to start the new year than waking up in a bed of cookies! And now, safe, happy new year. Looking forward to following your blog.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Haha, sounds like a great evening indeed. Glad you’re enjoying it so far!

  10. Charlene Swankie on December 26, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Drive safe.
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    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm


  11. Reine on December 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    We all knew you were smart and this post proves it. Glad you waited. Hope your Christmas driving was uneventful. We’ll see you in Texas.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm


  12. Todd on December 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Happy Holidays & safe travels. It must feel great to be leaving that fast pace of Amazon & getting back out on the road. Another shout out from snowy, cold Wisconsin.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Yes it does feel good to have a couple weeks off again, I love how much more ‘vacation’ time I get now. 🙂

  13. Marsha on December 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Merry Christmas and safe travels from snowy, chilly Wisconsin.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you!

  14. Ken Howitt on December 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Merry Christmas Becky and welcome to the great state of Texas.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you Ken!

  15. Brian on December 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Merry Christmas and welcome to Texas. It’s chilly here but no ice.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks and yes no ice for which I’m grateful!

  16. George on December 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Merry Christmas, Becky. Be safe traveling.

    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks George.

  17. Clayton (Victoria Tx) on December 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Merry Christmas to you Becky. Glad you were able to get on the road, and wish you safe travels. Soon you will be in my home state for a few days. Hope you enjoy you travels and stay in Texas. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, travel and life’s experiences with us.


    • Becky on December 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Enjoying Texas so far Clayton, thanks and you’re welcome!

  18. Barak on December 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Merry Christmas. Safe travels. Warmer weather!

    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Safe and sound in Sulpher Springs, TX tonight. I’ll respond to the rest of the comments later when I can track down a faster connection. No ice or snow, woohoo!

  19. Kim on December 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Holidays! Happy Roadtrip!
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    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks Kim, feels good to be on the road again.

  20. David on December 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Merry Christmas and safe travels from South Texas. I am happy that you finally got to be on your way.
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    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Greetings from Sulpher Springs, still farther north than you but at least I’m in the same state now!

  21. EmilyO on December 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Hey eggnog and cookies – that is what I was having as I sat down to read your blog. Have a safe holiday travel day – and wishing warmer climate for you.

    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Sounds delicious Emily. Tonight’s low is 36, I’ll take it!

  22. Evelyn B on December 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Have a safe trip! We left Monday morning after Kevin knocked lots of ice off of our slides. Merry Christmas!!

    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Haha, that’s why I didn’t leave on Monday, didn’t want to go out and chisel all that ice off. Glad you made it okay.

  23. Dave on December 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I have traveled the Interstate’s on Christmas before, the good thing is that the traffic is very light, as long as you can get through the large cities before the drunks hit the road. Safe travels, and Merry Christmas. –Dave (
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    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Tulsa was the only sizable city I went through, smooth sailing all the way. Happy holidays.

  24. Phyllis on December 25, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Ho ho ho Merry Christmas

    Phyllis in Oklahoma

    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      You too Phyllis. When I was driving through Oklahoma yesterday I saw you guys had quite a bit of ice too, hope it didn’t affect you negatively at all.

  25. Kai on December 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Happy Holidays!

    • Becky on December 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      You too!

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