Friday, January 22, 2016

Crossing the Lone Star State

Headed south, but not quite out of the "deep freeze", we spent our first night out in a Walmart parking lot in North Little Rock. The overnight temperature dipped to 25ยบ. We were quite comfy in our sleep sacks and fleece blankets. The following morning, we started the generator to heat the coach, crawled back into our sleep sacks and woke slowly while drinking coffee and reading our local newspaper online. One of the best parts of retirement is waking slowly. (right Roger?)

 Wandering across Texas, we were delighted that our long time friend and one of our favorite people could join us for dinner one evening.

 Tipsy Tuesday we found ourselves at Abilene State Park near Abilene, Texas.

 Joining us was a fellow Texan.

 We had the campground almost to ourself. The quietness was a nice respite from the sound of traffic, 18-wheelers and parking lot cleaning.

 Near Monahans we discovered a most unusual rest stop, complete with an abstract representation of a WW II bomber, computer games and a really cool playground.

After three days of driving, we decided to stay a few nights at Davis Mountain State Park. As we see Facebook posts about the snow and ice at home, we are enjoying daytime temperatures in the 60's and lots of sunshine.

We have no cell phone service and a very slow internet connection at the campground. Slow internet is the norm at most campgrounds due to the number of campers it serves. As an early riser, ABN has found she has a faster connection to download the local paper and do some blogging before others arise. But not fast enough to upload photos. As suggested by an interesting volunteer at the campground, we headed into town to visit the local library.

Ahhh....., yes much better!

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