Friday, April 26, 2013

"Don't Mess with Texas" April 26,2013

April 26, 2013   

Posts are a little out of order but I'm going to post for today to let everybody know where I am.  
Actually we've been in Texas since Saturday, but driving West on Interstate 10 I am really learning how big this state is!!!  So far I've stayed just northwest of Nuevo Laredo - where we crossed the border.  Then on to San Antonio for three days - it's a fantastic city to visit.  Then we headed west on Interstate 10, which is 881 miles long just in Texas!  We spent two nights in a wonderful Texas State Park, South Llano River State Park ......

 This is South Llano River State Park - one of the nicest campsites I've had on this trip.
Each campsite has lots of space - not parked one on top on the other - like some RV Parks.

Lincoln loved being outside and made a hit in the park - walking on the leash, which he did about 3 or 4 times a day.  He's really turning into a feline-type dog!  Lacy and I got our exercise by jog/biking around the Park.  And, Eleanor watched some of our antics - and slept the rest of the time!

 This is a view of the  campground from my RV.  Renate is parked on my other side

The only negative about South Llano - no cell phone or Internet reception.  Drats!

April 26, 2013 ... 5PM:  This morning I headed again on west Interstate 10 out from South Llano R. State Park towards Balmorhea State Park - about 250 miles west between Fort Stockton and Van Horn.  I plan to stay here for two nights also.  It's much more arid and windy - high about 90 and low for tomorrow morning about 50.   Here are some photos taken along the way...

 Out in the middle of nowhere - our American Flag waving over this beautiful Texas hill country

 We've got a long way to go to run out of country in this Country!
 More open country

 And more ...
Of course, everywhere I step out of the RV, I remind myself to be on the lookout for snakes and scorpions and spiders and mosquitos and ....

And, some Texas quotes:

George W. Bush:  "Some folks look at me a see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking"

General George S. Patton:  "Give me an army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle.  Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I'll win a war!"

Sam Houston:  "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."

Finally, the "Don't Mess with Texas"  is a sign all along the highways - it's the same as "Don't Litter!"

4/26/13 ... 9PM:  Balmorhea state Park - The best thing about this Park is Internet and cell phone reception!!