Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FORT STOCKTON TO KERRVILLE TEXAS…..CLOUDY AND COOL BUT THAT’S OK, IT BEATS THE HEAT

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In Monday night’s post I guessed there were 20+ RV’s parked in the Fort Stockton Walmart lot.  Dressed warm against a cool wind I later took a walk around and counted exactly 21 rigs.  Seems to be a popular place for traveling RV folks.

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OUR BELOVED SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS ARE LONG BEHIND US BUT WE STILL HAVE TEXAS BUTTES AND MESAS

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ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER REPORT IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO BE UNDER CLOUDY SKIES FOR AWHILE

Despite the number of RV’s close by with the potential for noisy generators all night it never happened and we had a restful sleep.  With a Walmart gas bar on site we took advantage of that to top up our tank first thing this morning.  Swinging up onto I-10 East we swung around to the other side of Fort Stockton and popped into a Love’s gas bar and topped up our propane tank as well.  It was about 8:30 when we hauled ourselves back up onto I-10 and away we went.

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I’m sure folks on the East Coast would find it hard to believe if I told them there are many times on I-10 when I can look far ahead or behind and not see another vehicle.  It’s one of the beauties of the West.  Way less traffic, way less people.

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NOW THIS IS HOW I LIKE TO SEE AN INTERSTATE…..’EMPTY’

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SURE WAS NICE SEEING GREEN TREES ALONG THE ROAD AGAIN

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AT THIS REST AREA WEST OF SONORA KELLY BREWED UP SOME COFFEE AND FIXED  US A COUPLE HOT DOGS…..HEY McDONALDS YOU GOT NUTHIN ON US GUYS

A high thin cloud cover diffused our morning Sunlight and ahead we could see the leading edge of a large cloud mass across the horizon.  With an East wind a-blowin we knew we would soon be under it.  Sooner came later and it was as if someone had turned a switch and dimmed down the big light in the sky.  Temperatures dropped and the day took on a solemn look.  Other than that it was a fine driving day.  Dry pavement, no rain, and very little traffic.  Groovy:))

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Toyed with the idea of running up through Fredericksburg but the idea didn’t seem to catch on with either one of us.  We’ve been up that way before.  Kelly read some good reviews about a Rest Area east of Kerrville Texas so we set our sights on that and we rolled in there around 1:30 this afternoon and shut er down.  We sure haven’t been traveling the big distances like we used to but that’s Okay we’re not in a big hurry.  Must say I am enjoying some fresh new scenery for a change and that is working out just fine for me.

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  A small two-seater Cessna 152 plane crashed into a cemetery early this afternoon in central Poland. Polish search and rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect that number to climb as digging continues into the evening.

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Why does the bride always wear white? Because it's good for the dishwasher to match the cooker and the fridge.

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Knock Knock
Who's there?
Oslo!
Oslo who!
Oslo down, whats the hurry!

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12 comments:

  1. Like you said there is no rush and you surely don't want to be back in Bayfield at this time.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. After you pass Juction, you might want to take 290 to Brenham. There take 105 East which will take you within a mile of my place but you will miss the Houston traffic. When you get near Conroe, take loop 336 around the north side and pick up 105 East again. You do not want to go through Houston. Check your map. 105 should not take you out of your way and it is a much more relaxing drive.

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  3. Glad to hear it's been a great trip so far for you guys! Al--I love that rest area road runner photo in your header!

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  4. Nice that you are moving right along and love that road with no traffic, The Kerrvile rest area is a very nice one we have stayed there a few times, enjoy a nice quiet night.

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  5. The traveling is easy for you three and that's great. Nice to see the empty highway.

    I'm on the mountainside​ overlooking I-10 and see a steady stream of lights all night long. Wonder where everyone is heading?

    Enjoy Texas. Won't be long before you hit cagin country.

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  6. Al, we are camped in southeast Georgia and would like to meet up with you guys near Tallahassee when you get there for a little chin wagging. So, when you think you might be there let me know. email is: buckdeer5@gmail.com If it doesn't suit, that's ok. Safe travels.

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  7. Fantastic pictures of the drive. Looks like an excellent road for travel. Scenic as well as empty, what else could one hope for.

    It took me a while to figure out those picnic tables in one picture. Interesting looking place to stop and rest for a while.

    Slow and easy is a nice way to travel. You have lots of time and no need to put in long tiring days behind the wheel or in the passenger seat. I sometimes think the passenger has the harder job, although it appears that Kelly is always busy in that seat.

    Safe travels!

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  8. Parts of Texas are a more interesting landscape than I typically picture.

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  9. Texas has always seems SO BIG when traveling across. So many different climates and landscapes! We lied there for five years. Travel Safe, Keep warm.

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  10. hat is to say we LIVED there for five years!

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  11. Just a little information for Boondocking
    On Interstate 12 and 10 in Louisiana/Alabama have casinos that have overnight free parking
    When you come through downtown Mobile Alabama if you're going to use I 10
    If you get off at 35A exit there is a bass pro where you could park your RV overnight (it's permissible) The draw at bass pro are two fish tanks
    One is in the main store and the other is in the restaurant/bar
    I'm guessing their size would be about 8000 gallons with all kinds of tropical fish with regular fish and the main store tank they're both a must see aquarium (free)
    When you come into Florida if you want to spend the night at a rest area there are plenty along the route most of ? them have free dump stations and water
    Also a better place to overnight (my best choice ) are the Florida weight stations you won't get hassled (just don't park near the toilet)

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  12. Your blog post today gives a peaceful easy feeling of traveling. Enjoy!

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