We have one more day here in the Brazos Valley before we begin our trek out east. Tomorrow is a fairly long travel day as we will hit the road early to ge the 190+ mile day done before it gets dark. We have never set up camp in the dark and never plan to… Of course we know all about “best laid plans.”
So our last few days here have been cram packed finishing up some last minute details. We have checked out our rent house, went to some Aggie games, met with our former doctor to drop off our Mayo Clinic medical records, and completed a few other odds and ends needed before leaving. We were doing all this in an effort to free up ample time in the evenings to make sure we would be able to meet up with some of our friends that we hadn’t seen yet on this visit and sadly we still didn’t get to see all of our friends… We also were able to take walks in many of our favorite spots such as the George Bush Library where many of today’s photos are from.
The biggest thing we did over the last few days was our annual “Spring Cleaning!” This is where we focus on the interior of the motorhome. We rented a Rug Doctor once again to clean all the carpet, upholstery and drapes. We love the Rug Doctor as it seems to do the best job of any rental carpet cleaner that we have come across. We don’t buy any of the chemicals that Rug Doctor sells but instead we use a diluted mixture of vinegar and water. We have found over the years that this mixture does a much better job of cleaning than the chemicals and leaves no residue behind for more dirt to get trapped in. We also rent the tool attachment to do the upholstery and drapes in the motorhome. I only do one pass on the drapes but will do several on the upholstery. The carpet gets done as many times as I think it takes to get it looking like new (at least 8-10 times).
It is always surprising how much dirt we accumulate even though we vacuum regularly and take our shoes off before entering the motorhome. Anyway this annual cleaning makes Sharon very happy so even though it takes all day, it is worth it. Once dried everything has the clean, crisp look it likely once had when it was new. Thankfully I also had time to at least wash and rinse the outside of the motorhome although I didn’t hand wipe it all down like I usually do since we will be in some predicted rainy weather over the next few days..
Whew! Now we are ready to hit the road and start our third year of full-timing off in a nice, clean motorhome… See you next trip… Texas!!!