Day 7 – Friends -National Flea Market Lubbock

Today is January 8th. I am writing summaries of the previous day. I’ll be spending a week with friends and preparing to set up at the National Flea Market  Lubbock this coming weekend on the 12th and 13th.

Yesterday I arrived in Lubbock TX about 10am. I couldn’t reach my friends who are hosting me this week by phone or text. I had been given an address just in case this was to happen. I knocked on the door and greeted by my friend Elaine. She introduced me to her niece and Son who had both just arrived here in the U.S on Christmas eve.

The family is from Brazil. Zeno, husband has been in the states for 35 years and is naturalized having full rights as a U.S. citizen. We had meet about 7 -8 years ago when I was driving semi over the road. He meet his wife on a trip to Brazil just before we had meet. She came to the states for a couple visits before they married. It was on one of those visits I first meet Elaine. Over the years I helped her on a few occasions with her English.  While she speaks broken English we can communicate. The children know very little English and we communicate through apps on our phones. We speak into the app and it translate to either English of Portuguese and relays by voice. I wish I knew about this app long before now. I could’ve used it at the flea market in Grand Prairie this past weekend. I’ll definitely use it at National Flea Market Lubbock

The rest of the day was spent chatting, catching up on laundry, relaxing, paying some bills online  and eating very good food.

Today I already started some changes here on dapadoo.com I’ll continue to do more on the site and then the kids and I are going to go through some of the product we will be selling at the National Flea Market Lubbock this weekend. It should get quite interesting.

Until later, be safe

 

Day One- A New Blog

A new blog.

Today is January 2, 2019. I’ve started a new journey. I left my apartment of nearly 5 years New Years Eve and hitting the road .  I’ll be traveling across this great nation of ours blogging about my Journey and other topics near and dear to me.

Each day I intend to post a summary of the previous day. I’ll also do post about some of my stops along the routes I’ll be traveling . Having crisscrossed across and up and down the Interstate system in a semi over a million miles I saw many places I wanted to visit. Time constraints or the size of the semi prevented it.

Side note: I am not nor do I claim to be a professional writer. If you find mistakes please ignore them unless you would like to become my personal editor. There would be no pay, I’m a difficult person to work with and you have to be able to edit it on a minutes notice.  The positive would be I’d be very grateful for your help. If you exist please contact me. LOL

In addition to my travels some of the things I’ll be blogging about in real time and/or spare time:

Historical Sites
Flea Markets I’ll be setting up at
Eating on the road (low cost)
Keto diet (Saved my life)
Family
Free or low cost camping alternatives
and much more.

Yesterday was spent resting up, getting a new hitch carrier assembled and put on my 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, watching Ohio Sate in the Rose bowl from the hospital I went to have a seriously pinched finger looked at and cleaned. I couldn’t remember the last time I had a Tetanus shot so I got one while there.

I was going to leave today for Grand Prairie TX where I’ll be setting up at Traders Flea Market this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday. It’s about 1060 miles from where I’m at in Columbus Ohio.  If I left today I would only travel about 350 miles a day and had extra time for sightseeing. I decided to spend one more night here with family. We’re Having a Pizza party. I’ll have to travel 530 miles average on Thursday and Friday. It’s a little less then the 700 mile days I had driving semi on long hauls.

That’s it for today. Happy New Year’s everyone.