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Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A perfect travel day

I was on the road by 7:30 this morning and heading east. It was mostly cloudy with no wind. The clouds helped keep the bright sun out of my eyes all morning. Having no wind made the 337 mile drive comfortable and the traffic through El Paso was pretty light. I wish I could be that lucky when I go through San Antonio and Houston.

I'm trying to keep ahead of an approaching storm from the west. I'm glad I left today and didn't wait until tomorrow.

Four other ladies from the LoW-Hi RV Ranch left today also. They are traveling together in their four rigs to the Rio Grande Valley. They were more ambitious this morning than I, and left almost an hour before me. When I stopped for lunch just past Van Horn, TX, at one of the few rest areas, lo and behold I found them all having a picnic lunch as I took Emma for a walk. Emma was excited to see her two canine friends from the park. They will be staying at the local Walmart tonight. I don't do Walmarts, so I am set up in a Passport America Park (Parkview RV Park) with full hookups and cable for $12.

This park is pretty much like camping in a fairground lot, but I don't need any more than that for my overnight stay. There was some excitement a little earlier as a large group of young people invaded the bathroom/shower building. My guess is that they are not staying at the park, as two police patrol cars showed up a short time later. The group had already left, but the police spent quite a bit of time speaking with the owner and inspecting the building.

It's about 500 miles to get to Houston from here, so I'll be busy tonight figuring out one more place to stay before I get to Anahuac NWR. I need to find a park that sells propane so I can fill up the tank and be ready for my stay at Anahuac. I hope the wind Gods are with me again tomorrow.... ;)

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later, Judy

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