Maiden Voyage

The trip from Lordsburg New Mexico to Austin Texas was full of adventure. We stayed close to the US – Mexico border as much as possible and were amazed  at how many check-stations we had to go through.

We boon-docked the first night in Las Cruces  New Mexico at a rest area. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The next morning we were off to White Sands New Mexico.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fort Davis was our next stop and my first experience with a macerator. A macerator is like a garbage disposal for your black water and gray water holding tanks. When you are ready to dump the macerator pumps the waste out for you.

The next night we stayed in Big Bend National Park and were able to camp in the Chisos Basin. The warning signs said no vehicles longer than 24 ft. but the Unity made it like a champ.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The next day we headed to Seminole Canyon State Park where we hiked the canyon. From Seminole we went to Concan on the Frio River. This area is known for tubing down the river.

Once we got to Austin we started equipping our Unity for the year-long journey across this nation.

A Taxing Situation

The sales tax on new vehicles  in Arizona is 8.25% but in Texas it is 6.25, since we live in Texas and like lower taxes we had the local dealer make an out of state delivery. This entailed having the dealers driver, drive our Unity to the New Mexico state line where we took delivery.

 

Delivery

For one year Barbara, Vegas and Lonnie will travel this wonderful country in an RV called a Unity. This RV is made in Canada by Leisure Travel Vans and is highly sought after. The waiting period to purchase a new Unity is approximately eight months but from time to time they can be found at an RV show for immediate delivery. This is how we found ours and had to fly to Phoenix Arizona to take delivery.