So now that the Unimog was ready for it’s slow trip home, we said goodbye to our friends in North Carolina.
But before we left, Alisa’s Mom hopped up in the cab to see what it was like.
And before we knew it, she was standing up, looking out though the machine gun turret. (Yes, the Unimog has a machine gun turret.) 🙂
After saying our goodbyes, we were finally on the road, headed West.
Since we couldn’t drive on the Interstates, I plotted a route on the smaller secondary roads, and found camping in National Forests, Army Corps land, and other free places.
The route looked something like this.
I tried to find scenic things to see along the way, and our first stop was Bridal Veil Falls. (I hadn’t been here in over nine years since my last cross country motorcycle trip.)
After a brief stop we continued on the narrow twisty roads.
After some seven years of saving and planning, it was finally happening…
We stopped to add some fuel
One of the other things was had to do was drain the campers Black Water tank.
It had not been done before we bought the Unimog and needed to be done.
We’ll here goes… Pull the lever and hope for the best.
With that task accomplished, we drove to our next destination, a secluded spot in a nearby National Forest.
We pulled into the secluded spot I had found, and parked for the night.
Our first meal in the camper.
Stats for the day.
(Yes, the time on the GPS is wrong..)
A successful first day. I remember going to sleep in the back of the camper after a cold shower, listening to the stream just outside the window thinking how lucky I was…