Riding (and Reading) Posh: an RV Shakedown Trip with an Old Book and a Bow in Back

Tonight, I will shoot the first round of a large-ish regional archery tournament at a venue north of Houston. Not terribly far north, but north enough that the Bosun and I decided we should use this weekend as a shakedown for Traveler’s new towing rig. So I scrambled to complete a surprise last-minute work project, loaded my bow and bag up, hauled Boat Dog aboard, and fell prey to the old beef-instead-of-bean switch-a-roo at the mini-mart when I tried to get a vegetarian snack for the ride. But here we are, rolling north in our RV home.

(Boat Dog has actually abandoned his watch station there at this point and clambered into my lap.)

The Chevy Spark is toddling along behind us, visible in the back-up camera. I’ve got some coconut-flavored something to drink and Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies (with its faint whiff of the vinegar in Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not and John le Carre’s A Perfect Spy and their social commentary). So basically, I’m feeling a bit Queen of the Nile, riding high above everyone else, Houston swimming past....

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