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Aug 29, 2020 - Day 2 - Fort Stockton RV Park, Fort Stockton, TX

Our first night on the road is uneventful. In a significant breach of protocol, I wake up this morning before the dog. But before I can make a cup of coffee, he's at the door whining to head out. It's a surprisingly nice early morning. Cooler than I expected with a nice breeze. We walk the perimeter of the RV park and I estimate it's slightly less than 50% occupied, which is not bad considering it's still the summer in the high desert. Everything I read says the RV business is booming; it's the safest way to travel with a family these...

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2020 Orlando Trip

Mar 10, 2020 - Forts of Texas

We are now in the great state of Texas, we spent our first two nights there at Fort Bliss, an Army base in El Paso. We stayed there on our very first trip as full-timers and a much more pleasant experience this time. In 2008 we got there late, no sites available and the wind was HOWLING. We dry camped and our dogs were not happy when it was time to go out and do their duty….this time we had full hook-ups and the weather was warm. We did a little sightseeing; we had seen a unique antique store on the New Mexico/Texas border so one morning...

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New Adventures 2020

Dec 2, 2019 - And away we go...up hill

Sunday morning was cool and windy. Ziva and I went for our early morning walk. As we walked around the lake, she kept looking for the squirrel she had seen the day before. We worked to get everything packed and ready for what will be one of out longest driving days. We were out just a few minutes before 9:30. The issue on Sunday was not onely the distance, driving through Dallas and Ft Worth, but the wind. We had delayed out departure from Conway by a day due to the wind advisories. Sunday was to be 10-20 mph with occasional gusts over...

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2019

Oct 24, 2019 - Ft Stockton, Midland, Marble Falls

Left Big Bend headed to Ft Stockton, Texas. It was about halfway to Midland, so we booked 2 nights in the Ft Stockton RV Park. Very nice and clean rv park and easy to get to. 2 of the couples that were with us in Big Bend were also at Ft Stockton, so we had dinner with them at the rv restaurant. The next day Bob and I toured the fort and went to the visitors center. We left Ft Stockton heading to Midland where we visited with Bobby and family for 3 days which we enjoyed very much. We headed to Marble Falls, TX which was a great place to...

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Jun 10, 2019 - Fort Stockton - Overnight

Another day, another 300 miles. That puts us about 1020 miles from home. Before we headed out, I filled both the jeep and the motor home. I just had to take a pic of the gas pump. Today was weird. It started out hot & muggy in San Antonio where traffic and construction made it a challenge to get out of town. Once in the country, we hit it all: wind, rain, thunderstorms, and sun. Then it became a high overcast with no wind. The high today in Fort Stockton was 61 – it was 100 yesterday and will be 91 tomorrow. It’s chilly now and many people...

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May 17, 2019 - Fort Stockton, Texas

May 17th: Fort Stockton, Texas This was on overnight stop for us. While here, we went out Friday evening to the local Wal Mart to get some supplies. It turned out that it was an interesting and enlightening experience. Since this whole area is in the midst of an oil fracking boom, the store was full of oil field workers. Probably 70% of the people in the store were young, rugged looking men who were in one line cashing pay checks, in another line getting take out food or were shopping for food. Fort Stockton is mostly a strip mall town. The...

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Apr 22, 2019 - Las Cruces to Ft. Stockton

Because I have driven I10 East so many times from Tucson to Fort Stockton, I mapped out a few new stops along the way. Fort Hancock turned out to be a town whose only claim to fame is being mentioned in Shawshank Redemption. Quickly moved on to Van Horn to check out the renovated historic Capitan Hotel. What a terrific little gem in this rather desolate part of Texas. Only turn off was a very loud train passing very close by. Can't imagine that would be welcome in the middle of the night! A couple of hours later I was greeted once again to...

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Jan 13, 2019 - My Fort Stockton Tour

Fort Stockton was not a planned sight-seeing stop, but biding my time until auto repair places were open on Monday, I saw what there was to see. There wasn't much, but it is historic and I always enjoy seeing new places. I paid $2.86 for diesel at Walmart, the highest I've paid in quite a few stops...but that was 45-55 cents less than the other end of town!! My gracious. The big truck stops are sure convenient and often helpful, but their prices are always so much higher than the little guys in town..or the Walmarts. Filled with coolant...

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Jan 12, 2019 - Fredericksburg to Fort Stockton TX

Remember that Low Coolant Level warning I got back in Alabama - about 2 weeks and 1500 miles ago? Well, after my truck was parked for two days in Fredericksburg while Newt and Bernie did all the chauffeuring, I went to get diesel that last night and the warning came on almost immediately. Newt came over - what a friend. I had added a bit of coolant and after discussing the situation for a bit (the truck had been good for miles and miles) we thought I could get to Fort Stockton and maybe further. Might just be a bum sensor for the level. So...

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Dec 15, 2018 - Blowing, Blowing and Gone

Well I am here to say that Mariah blew and blew and blew. After we posted Thursday night it continued to blow at a fierce rate ( 25 - 30 mph and gusts of much more ). It blew Friday at a similar speeds but slowly reduced to a point it was down to about 10 mph at 8:00 p.m. Friday - This was a day that we could not travel so we did what we could to get ready for better weather. A trip to WalMart and a later trip to HEB prepared the refrigerator and the cabinets for travel. We heated up left overs for dinner and Sue cleaned the coach to save...

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Aug 14, 2018 - Texas, Part 2

We drove back into the heat today as we entered West Texas. The highway wasn’t too cool either. The shortest route from Carlsbad to San Antonio is to travel south on Route 285 to Fort Stockton where you connect with I-10. Little did we know that the area south of Carlsbad is all oil field country. The pavement, when it wasn’t under repair, was as rough as a washboard. The truck traffic is worse that the New Jersey Turnpike. It was not a pleasant drive. The traffic finally let up when we got through Pecos. The 50 miles from Pecos to Fort...

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Southwest trek

Apr 24, 2018 - Fort Stockton (again)

Off to Fort Stockton today taking county highway 190 down to Junction, TX (and passed by Cooper’s BBQ) where we met up with Interstate 10 the rest of the way to Fort Stockton. On our morning potty walk before we left, Daisy met the campground owners 2 little dogs, a Pekingese & a Shih Tzu. They were playful and Daisy didn’t want to leave after meeting them. After getting underway, I checked my Gas Buddy app and we stopped to top off fuel in Llano while the local diesel prices were still low. ABOUT THE HILL COUNTRY TRAIL REGION Our region...

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