46 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = sunny, high temp. 78 deg. 15 to 20 mph. winds with 30 to 35 mph gusts.
We left the Pecan Valley RV Park near Junction about 5 minutes before yesterday morning and continued West on I-10. The 181 mile drive here to the Fort Stockton RV park in
was uneventful and by 10 minutes to we were pulling up in front of the office. Ft. Stockton
Hmmm! 181 miles in 2 hours and 55 minutes. Made pretty good time again.
Jim and Linda have been to this park before and seem to really like it. The people running the park are supper friendly and willing to assist RVers in any way they can. It’s an old KOA and the sites are kind of narrow, but fairly long. It’s well maintained and most of the sites are pull-through. I have 50 amp electric, and full hook-ups. There are small trees between most sites, but they have no leaves at this time of the year, there’s also native plants planted between the sites, and many sites have picnic tables.
Another neat feature about this park is that they have a small café next to the office. It’s called the “Roadrunner Café” and they have limited breakfast and dinner menus. Even though the menus are limited, they have a wide variety to choose from, the meals are all “home cooked” including the excellent mashed potatoes), the portions are large and the prices are good.
For instance, Jim and Linda went over there about last night. Linda had the “Texas Best Chicken-Fried Steak” that came with mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll and a slice of cake for desert, Jim had the “Café Favorite Chicken Breast Tenderloins” that came with all of the same sides, both Jim and Linda had a soft drink, and the bill was less than $20.00.
Linda’s Chicken-Fried Steak was very large and Jim had 3 very large chicken tenderloins. Needless to say, they were both stuffed by the time they finished their meals. ; )
But, again, there are drawbacks to this Park. TV is very weak here. I can only get 2 English and one Hispanic channels on my TV and the data signal on the AT&T air card is almost non-existent.
We’ll be staying here for 2 nights so today, Jim and Linda want to go into
to look around. Jim also wants to scope out a gas station where I can get into when we leave here. It’s been pretty long since I've had a drink and I used quite a bit of #2 diesel bucking a headwind all day yesterday. : ( Fort Stockton
Ft Stockton, TX. Wednesday, 3/7/2012
55 deg. clear, S. wind @ 22 mph.Forecast = Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts 30 to 40 mph.
Tuesday morning, Jim went over to the Cafe and had some great biscuits and gravy that came with sausage and scrambled eggs. It was too early for Linda, so she stayed here.
About 11:00 or so,, they took CLT and headed into town to find a station where I could get into easily for a drink and to see what Ft Stockton was like.
They found a station about 3 miles west on I-10, and then drove around. Both Jim and Linda decided that there wasn't much in town that they wanted to see or do, so by about noon, they were back here at the park.
The rest of the day was spent inside of me with the winds howling outside at 20 to 30 mph with 40 or more MPH gusts!!!
Jim doesn't like wind much, so he had no desire to be outside.
Yesterday, Tuesday, 3/6/2012, Jim checked the TV and the Internet and both said that the wind was going to continue to blow even harder that it had the past 2 days. So . . . . . . being that we're not on a tight schedule, Jim went to the office when it opened and signed me up for 2 more days! : )
After he came back, he helped Linda get all their tax information packaged up and then they went to the Post Office and mailed it to their tax lady.
Then, because it was again very windy, the rest of the day was again spent inside. : ( Both of them did get some computer work done during the afternoon though, so the day wasn't wasted.
Today, it's supposed to be real windy again with gusts over 40 mph, so I doubt if much will be happening. Even though he doesn't like the wind, I'm sure he'll go out and check my fluid levels and tires to make sure I'm ready to leave tomorrow morning.
You know, I almost forgot!! The other day the phone rang and it was Louise, (Of Paul and Louise, who manage the CG up in Rantoul, IL). She and Paul had been in San Antonio while we were in Borne and if they had know that we were so close together, could have gotten together for dinner or something. : ( Also, while she was talking to Jim, she asked him if he'd be interested in parking me in site #23 when we came to Rantoul this year?
Well, Yeah!!!! Site 23 just happens to be one of the best sites in the park, but it has been occupied these last years by Jerry and Mary and their 5th wheel. This year they will not be using the site though, so Louise offered it to me!!!! : )
Louise said that it would be waiting for me when we get back there in July! ; )
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