Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What a Difference a Day Makes

We woke up at 1:00 a.m. this morning to the sound of howling wind and rain. We got rocked pretty hard for quite a while. Finally, it calmed down and we got back to sleep. When we got up for real, it was sometime around 7:00 a.m. It was still foggy and drizzly, so we were glad we hadn't unhooked the car. When we checked lights, the left brake light was still working, the right wasn't. We pulled out of the rv park in Ozona, Texas, at 9:14 this morning.

Here's the view we had to start with this morning.

As we drove along I-10 West, all of a sudden, just like going through a door, the fog was gone and the sky was blue. We could see the wall of fog behind us.

Here are a couple of wind generators we passed.

A tree with bright yelllow leaves. It's December 11, and trees still have leaves, how cool is that.

Mountains of Texas We had a very easy drive and arrived in Van Horn, Texas around 1:30 this afternoon. We opted for the local KOA campground. Even with our discount it was $27 for one night. That's ok, though, because it's a ways off the interstate and the train tracks and we're comfortable for the night. We also have free wifi, so I posted pictures in yesterday's blog.

Here's a view right outside our rig.
Looking back towards the rig from the other side of the cacti shown above
Jim is working on the lights
We went to the local grocery for a few things and came away glad we don't live here. We couldn't afford the grocery prices!

I vacuumed while Jim went to the auto parts store to pick up bulbs for the motor home lights. Jim changed all the bulbs and everything worked until he plugged in the car. With the car plugged in, one of the brake lights dimmed. He unplugged the car, but the light was still dim. We're going to try to find a mobile rv repair service to come to us while we're in Tucson,

We hooked the car back up so we're ready to leave with a minimum of fuss tomorrow morning. I don't set very much up inside when we're on the road like this, just enough to function. That also makes it easier to get going in the morning. Settled in for the night, we'll be ready to head to Deming, New Mexico tomorrow. I hope you're not tired of looking at pictures of the interstate, we still have a few more days of it.

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