Thursday, October 3, 2013


Wednesday, Oct 3 – We had a nice drive from Albuquerque, NM, to Lubbock, TX, today. We stuck mostly to state highways avoiding the interstates. We usually cross Texas via I-10 but that gets pretty old very fast! We'll drop South tomorrow to the San Antonio area, again using state highways.

Gorgeous sunrise this morning.

We are staying at the Lubbock Elks Lodge. We stayed here several years ago on our tour of Texas. As a matter of fact, we are in the same site....#1. They have 10 FHU back-in sites. They are gravel located on the South side of the lodge parking lot. Excellent park.

Lubbuck Elks

Lubbuck Elks

Looking left.
Lubbuck Elks

Poor Marsha! She was so fired up to see the Cleveland Indians in the Wildcard game. Sadly, the Tribe lost. She said she will be rooting for Boston to win it all.

Marsha and Tribe towel

Thursday, Oct 4 – We continued our cruise down the back roads of Texas. SR 83 & 84 were our most traveled routes today. There certainly wasn't much traffic on these roads...nice. Texas has exceptionally nice back roads.

It was interesting to see how things changed from Lubbock where cotton is king, down into the West Texas oil fields and then reaching Sweetwater, TX, where there are 1000's of windmills. That's one reason why Texas is galore!


We sped straight through San Antonio during the mid-afternoon with no problem. Once south of San Antonio, we were greeted with the butterfly migration. John, aka “Shoeless Joe,” assured everyone in his blog that he blazed a path leaving 1000's of dead butterflies in his wake. Well John, you didn't blaze a wide enough trail because there are 1000's more dead on the highway and 100's on the front of our truck and RV.


We are in the Bar M Campground, Pleasanton, TX,  in the only site they had open. This park has been open for a year and is completely full with pipeline workers. We grabbed the only site available, and it is only open for tonight....good luck! The manager said we are only the 5th one-night stay they have had this year. Everybody must be making money around here.

The Park is very clean and the owners are wonderful people.

Bar M RV Park

Bar M RV Park

Looking Right…gated park
Bar M RV Park

Looking Left
Bar M RV Park

We'll continue South tomorrow on Texas SR 281 to the Rio Grande Valley. This will be our third day driving across Texas. L-O-N-G drive days too! It will be nice to sit in Mission, TX, for a few weeks.

Blogger is in a funk. I tried to change the description of the header photo, but Blogger won't save it. Nor will it save the update on the weather widget. Here is what the header photo description should say…

The picture at the top of the blog is a photo of the sun rising outside Lubbock, TX.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!