We’ve been grounded since early March, which has given us a chance to make a few changes to our Dixie Pixie. We removed the blinds from the side windows and had dark window tinting applied. We didn’t change the back window, at least not yet.
Next, we settled on a patriotic cotton print for curtains and pillowcases. I sewed them and Butch installed the hardware for the curtains.
It’sa work-in-progress as I bought sufficient fabric for throw pillows, too. We may decide to recover the cushions someday, ya never can tell. Nova approves. She didn’t like the blinds and bent them trying to look outside.
Our Dixie Pixie is ready for a camp out and so are we. We’re meeting family for a week of fun. What better way to visit at a safe distance than camping?
We’re home after a two week adventure. We headed west from our north Florida home without an itinerary and just wandered. What fun! We revisited old favorites, like Joseph’s in Santa Rosa, but mostly picked out destinations new to us.
First new stop was Hot Springs, Arkansas. We hadn’t spent time in Arkansas, just traveled through, and decided it deserved some love. Beautiful state. Check out our photos page.
After a stop in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, we spent about a week in New Mexico, truly deserving of its nickname Land of Enchantment.
Thank y’all for following us on our latest adventure. I hope you enjoy the photos in the Pages section. Don’t miss our last page from our “abduction” in Roswell!
We are still getting ready for the big trip and are almost ready. One modification Butch made is to relocate the sewer hose storage. Dumping our waste water and potty water is the least pleasant task when we camp in a self-contained recreational vehicle. We’ll do whatever we can to improve the experience.
If you’re unfamiliar with draining holding tanks or with connecting to sewer outlets, it’s a procedure that requires careful removal of the RV’s sewer hose from its storage to connect to both the RV outlets and the dump station receptacle. For health and environmental reasons, connections must be correct to prevent leakage and contamination. It’s important to follow strict disposal procedures. Also, be sure to use tank deodorizer recommended for your rig following the tank dump.
Our Casita came with a rear bumper in which the sewer hose was stored. Yet the connections are located at the trailer’s front. Butch added a PVC storage tube (purchased at Camping World) to the front.
Now the hose is within easy reach of the sewer outlets. He cleaned the rear bumper thoroughly and now uses it to store the awning poles and tools.
Disposable gloves help with the tank draining process AKA dumping. If you’re new to RVing, dumping tanks gets easier with experience. Take your time and keep your sense of humor. Don’t feel down in the dumps. 😉
All right, campers. Dixie Pixie is packed and ready to head west. Stay tuned!
After 28 years of motor home travel, we decided to take a minimalistic approach to RV travel. We bought a 2018 Casita Liberty Deluxe 17’ travel trailer to pull with Butch’s F150 4X4. In August, we drove from our home in Florida to pick up our little camper at the factory in Rice, Texas. And the adventure began!
It’s been a bit of a challenge adjusting to smaller space and very limited storage, but we have the basics: bathroom with shower, kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, and 3-burner range, and enough cabinets to accommodate my cookware and a few small appliances. The diminutive trailer soon earned a nickname: Dixie Pixie. It’s fun and little, like a pixie, and we’re from the South, AKA Dixie.
Ten days before our trip to Rice, we were blessed and cursed with a brand new puppy, a Shihtzu Butch named Nova. Apparently, we started her off right because she loves to go bye-bye. She is a great little traveler and camper.