Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On our way to Nacogdoches, TX

We departed from Cochiti Lake, NM early this morning and headed east and north toward Amarillo, TX.  We drove 304 miles in 5.5 hours and stopped for lunch en route  at a picnic area along I-40 in Texas.  We arrived in the WalMart Super Center parking lot here in Amarillo about 1:30 (actually 2:30 CDST).  No problems.  No wrong turns.  No rain.  Just a smooth easy drive.  We are one of 14 campers, RVs or motorhomes here.

Tomorrow we will drive about 220 miles to Oklahoma City, OK and stop at another WalMart Super Center.  We always buy groceries or other supplies at the store where we are parked, and Sandy and I have been known to round up carts and pick up trash.  It’s the least we can do for having Sam Walton’s heirs let us stop overnight for free on their property.

Another plus for us with WalMart is that they will accept the used oil from my changing the oil in our diesel  generator.  So this afternoon I dropped of the nearly 5 quarts I was carrying in one of the storage bays.

Recently, we have begun using Google Maps to get a bird’s eye view of the destination parking area and the turns involved.  It really helps us to know what we face ahead of time.

Trixie note.  She is quite the good little traveler. Sandy puts her bed in back of the co-pilot chair and Trixie climbs in and snuggles down for a long nap.

This is just a quick update.  I don’t want you to get bored.

Stay tuned.

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