ALPINE UNTIL WEDNESDAY

By: joealaska, 4:32 AM GMT on March 02, 2015

I know everyone wanted to see that Cowboy Poetry affair, but it just did not really do much for me, and I passed. I had a few other things going on that made it an obvious NO. I had been planning on using my electric heater and an extra blanket to get through the night. The propane says empty, and I cannot count on it. But at the last minute I ran over to a local hardware and bought a bigger electric heater. I got there just as they were closing.

I w...

LAJITAS

By: joealaska, 5:38 PM GMT on February 26, 2015


Today, Thursday, at 10:20 AM it is clear and 56 degrees. Another beautiful day .

My first full day at Big Bend I took the advice of the RV park owner BUD and made a loop in the park near the Terlingua side. (I had already checked out the map and was going to do that anyway).

As soon as I went through the park gate I got on Old Maverick Road, a dirt gravel road. 13 miles to Santa Elena Canyon, right on the border. It was nice desert sc...

TERLINGUA UNTIL SATURDAY

By: joealaska, 3:32 AM GMT on February 25, 2015

Monday morning I woke up and it was right at freezing. Then it actually snowed a few flakes for a few minutes. And that was it. A perfect day to drive, as I could do little else. Normally I would hook up the car the night before, just to get it out of the way. But there was no room where I was at. If I hooked the car up, it would be hanging out in the driveway. The entrance driveway to the RV park.

Plus, I wanted to wait until I knew if I could tur...

Updated: 3:51 PM GMT on February 26, 2015

ON TO BIG BEND

By: joealaska, 3:32 AM GMT on February 23, 2015

Sunday night, getting ready for another day of travel tomorrow. The goal is right at 300 miles, where we get to Big Bend National Park in downtown Terlingua. I read many great reviews about BJs RV Camp there, and I am booked for 5 days. There are not too many options for me, but there are several decent choices.

Friday I golfed at the local 18 hole course. I totally destroyed #1. Every error I could make, I did. And it was done well! The next hole ...

BRACKETTVILLE, TEXAS

By: joealaska, 4:16 PM GMT on February 19, 2015

BRACKETTVILLE, TEXAS. This has nothing to do with NCAA basketball.

Just 26 miles from the border town of Del Rio in west central Texas. The girls and I decided to make a push to get WEST. We did 297 miles 2 days ago to get to Houston, and 302 miles yesterday to get to Brackettville. We went through San Antonio on I-10, then took RT 90 west. It was a long drive yesterday. In the morning I called a couple camps. One was in Uvalde, about 40 miles shor...

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