Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No outside parties here.

Still iced in. Not quite as cold, but ice is everywhere. We only got the tip of the storm.Midlands and Odessa really got hit...Plus they have the weather people telling them how bad it is. Our lights have flickered but so far we still have power. We have been working on a jigsaw puzzle.

All New Years Eve festivities have been cancelled in the area.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Little Ice... I think not.

As most of you know our favorite place to camp is in Fort Davis, Texas. There is absolutely nothing there except quiet, good smelling air, no radio station, no TV station.I don't even know if they have a a police department or fire station. So when you are cut off from the world you can't worry about things over which you have no control.
We drove in on a beautiful day. We set up , no problems and waited til the next day to go looking around. We drove to Alpine and to Marfa.

In Marfa we decided to have lunch. We drove around that 3 block town for about 4 circles before we finally spotted a diner/cafe. In we go.The menu was very beef meatloaf, grilled chicken and vegetables of the day. The servers say they start serving at 11 and when it's gone it's gone and they run out every day.

As we were leaving the wind got colder and the sun started disappearing.
No fools..we hotfooted it home.
The next morning we thought we had turned left into the Arctic Circle. I don't think I have ever been soooooo cold.There was ice everywhere. Our steps were frozen, the poor trees were bent down from the weight. But ya know we did not have some ditzy weather woman showing us what ice looked like or telling us to stay off the roads while she drove all over the county. Nice.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Straight down the road

For most of this trip we have been on I-10. The speed limit is 80 and we are going 65. So everything is passing us. But we get to see  and take pictures. Plus we have seen many cars stopped by the Texas Hiway Patrol

. Guess 80 is just not fast enough on this long straight road. We also passed this huge wind farm, Desert Sky Wind Farm. I think the website said it had 160 units.


We traveled from Seguin to Ozona. What a small town! It is right off I-10. We had stopped here once before, but this time we stayed for the night. That was quite long enough. On the road again.

Seguin Part 2

We found all kinds of fun things to look at. Of course, my love of animals and Mr. Fixit's patience led to this:


We stayed in Seguin one more day than we had anticipated. We always get our medicines on the road from Walmart. But for some reason they were out of both our medicines. We had to wait for them to restock. Even then, they didn't have what we needed and we had to go elsewhere and have prescriptions transferred. What a mess.

But being the seasoned travelers that we are, and being very flexible, we made the best of it.
Seguin is a small town whose only claim to fame that we can fine is that Juan Sequin was born here and is buried here. Juan was the messenger sent by Col Travis from the Alamo to Sam Houson to request more troops. He was not at the slaughter at the Alamo, but came back to bury the bodies and help those that did survive to escape. He laster became Mayor of San Antonio.