TOUR AMERICA, 2020: FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS, THE LONE STAR STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Fort Stockton RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas

July 15, 2021

Temperature 106 Degrees

Travel Day – A Day From Hell

If It Could Go Wrong It Went Wrong

I’ll make this short and sweet.

The GPS said turn left, but Bill turned right.

Oh did I screw up.  Big time.  Thankfully Barbara finally caught on to the fact that we were going the wrong way.  A ride of three hours turned into a trip of six hours.  When I screw up I do it big time.

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The ride and the road just went on forever and ever.

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After a long, long detour we left the state of New Mexico.

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We rolled on into Texas.  We still had a long way to go before we arrived at our new home.

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 A sure sign that you’ve arrived in the Lone Star State.  Oil wells to the left and right stretching for miles far into the distant horizon.

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Some interesting roadside attractions.

But there is more to the story.  I constantly had to fight to keep Elvira from overheating.  Both the water temperature and the transmission temperature.  Something is definitely amiss and we are going to have to figure it out real quick or they’ll be no western tour with so many mountains to climb.

Fort Stockton RV Park | Ft. Stockton, Texas

Well, we made it.  Sorry no pictures.  Tomorrow I’ll have some of our new home.  I was just too wasted by the time we got here to do any more than just get us set up and the slides out.

But wait there is more.  When we got here Elvira was hotter than a room in hell.  What now?  Why wasn’t the AC working?  We always run it while we’re driving using the generator for power.  OK, I plugged into shore power.  I turned the AC off and then turned it back on.  Fine for an hour then it went off.  Stayed off for fifteen minutes.  Then came back on for another hour.  It did this two more times.  Then it came back on and it has been running for over five hours right now.  I have no idea what in the world is going on.  What’s the old saying?  It it’s going to go wrong it will go wrong.

One bright spot in an otherwise lousy day – Barbara had put up a meal of pork and potatoes in the crock pot before we left.  We feasted like kings and queens when we arrived here.  It was a delicious meal that I absolutely devoured every bit of.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  OK, not the normal day we usually have.  In fact it was a real bummer.  Still, all in all we’re here in one piece.  We’re settled in and intend to spend the next few days just catching our breath.  Regarding the issues with Elvira?  We’ll get them sorted out in time.

Thanks for making the trip with us today.  We always enjoy your company and appreciate your comments.  Be safe out there.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

2 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS, THE LONE STAR STATE

  1. Sorry to hear you’re having issues, but glad you reached your destination safely. I remember seeing lots and lots of oil drillers on our trip also. Hope you get your issues corrected before your next move.

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