Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Goodbye, Mission, Texas

Friday night we went with Mom and Dad and Brandon to The New Pepe's on the River. It is an open air restaurant. There was a band playing and they were quite good. We had supper and listened for awhile, then walked down to Pepe's Backyard, which is a new restaurant built on the site of the old Pepe's, a short distance down the river from where we ate.

Saturday we took Brandon out for lunch and then to the airport. He flew back to Orlando and his flights were all pretty much on time, so he was happy. It was hard to say goodbye to him, but we know he was anxious to get back to Florida. Right now I think he is enjoying better weather than us.

Sunday I spent cleaning and loading up the motorhome for the continuation of our journey west. It took most of the day and I was pretty sore and stiff by the end of the afternoon. We spent the evening at Mom and Dad's having snacks and playing cards. We retired early as we planned to get rolling early Monday. Planned to do 300 miles which is about 100 more than we usually do.

Yesterday we left at 9 a.m. and headed west on 83. It was hard to say goodbye to Mom and Dad, too, but we wanted to get further west. We had a nice drive up through the Valley and made it to Lake Armistad and our campground around 3:30 p.m. We stayed in all evening except for taking the dogs out. It got colder than we liked and we were ready to roll this morning.

We continued our drive up US90 and stopped for the night in Alpine. Texas, at the Lost Alaskan RV Park. It is a nice park, but as with most, is overpriced for just overnight. It is supposed to get down to 30° tonight, so we didn't get our water hose out. They have extremely nice shower houses, so will use that tonight. The plan is to leave in the morning and drive to Dreamcatcher Escapees Park in Deming, New Mexico, where we may stay two nights, unless it is cold. Then we will continue on toward Yuma.

Till next time. . .


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