Crosbyton RV Park, Crosbyton, Texas
This morning found me still asleep until just before 7 am. I had a hard time sleeping last night and a bad dream didn't help any and so from 2:15 am until sometimes after 4 am I was awake. The wind was blowing pretty strongly so I figured we'd be hanging out another day anyway. However when I rolled out just around 7 MDT there was no wind, not a breath, all was calm.
|Seen this fellow just as we were pulling out of the BLM land near Carlsbad Caverns, NM
|Does this include us? I hope not, cause I didn't stop, the sign further up the road said CLOSED.
We quickly pulled everything together, hooked up and were heading out to the roadway by 7:49 AM MDT. It took us until 8:03 am to reach the roadway from our site. We noticed a number of folks had parked after dark or late in the evening at least. Big turnover in the area.
|The beautiful Pecos River in NM. Such a wonderful sight to behold.
|Oil rigs pumping, but not all were in operation, many sat idle.
On the road we debated about following my written instructions which would take us around Lubbock, TX or just following US 64 all the way. We pulled our Phoebe Girl (RV GPS ) out of her resting spot and asked for her input. She knocked off about 30 minutes by taking us through Lubbock. So we decided we'd follow her instructions. She was spot on today, knowing right from left with no hesitation.
|As we crossed into Texas fuel prices were a bit better.
The drive was uneventful, the kind we like and we passed through too many small towns for me to remember their names. A few that come to mind, Hobbs - NM, Seminole - TX, Wolfforth - TX, Brownfield - TX, Meadow - TX, Idalou - TX, Ralls - TX and finally we reached Crosbyton. The flat plains of Texas and New Mexico gave way to the massive blue sky as they melded together far off in the distance, no matter which direction we looked. The landscape dotted with oil rigs, storage tanks, power lines, and scrub brush was for the most part the view we had for most of the day. Toss in a few horses, some cattle, a few goats, a rabbit or two, and the odd bird and that about sums up all the 'wild' life we seen. Traffic wasn't very heavy at all, and we were passed by numerous folks all in a hurry to get somewhere much faster than us. Not one single Ontario plate, nor did I see any Canadian plates today either.
Semi's were the order of the day as they seemed to be plentiful even on a Sunday morning/early afternoon. A strong tail wind which at times buffeted the side of the Igloo also was an interesting addition to the day. What started off as a windless day was into full strong winds within about 45minutes of us pulling out on to the road. These winds continued pretty much the entire way, with only a small decrease for maybe 20 minutes. We travelled a bit under 250 miles today and used less than 1/2 tank of diesel, so less than 20 gallons.
|The little town of Seminole, TX. We hung a left at this corner.
We arrived in Crobsyton, TX to find the cute little park just as Shirley (Seeing America with Ken and Shirley) described it. Looks like full hook ups as I don't see a dump station as listed on the little blurb Phoebe gave us. There were two other travel trailers here when we pulled in and they appear to have been set up for a day or two. We took the second last spot from the end and only hooked into the electric. We just emptied the tanks a few days ago, we have a full tank of water and while we don't need the electricity it will be nice to have use of all things we may want. We'll leave a donation in the box when we pull out on Tuesday.
|Welcome to Lubbock, TX
The wind has picked up steadily since we pulled in and it continues to rock us like an unsteady drunk on the parallel bars. I hope we manage to find some quiet some time tonight, although I'm tired enough I may just sleep through it anyway.
We arrived and set up before 3 pm in a new time zone, CDT I believe we are in now. We crossed from NM into Texas at 10:20 MDT, making it 11:20 CDT. We did well to get here in such a short amount of time, considering I only drive 55 mph. I called my dad while Riley recycled some left over pasta into a one dish wonder with some help from a few veggies, spices and the stove. Dad was happy to hear from us, knowing we arrived safely. I sent him an email a day or so ago with our destinations, routes, etc so he could find us without too much trouble. Although we changed the route today, I don't see us changing it in the future as it's a pretty straight route to where we wish to go.
|And we are leaving Lubbock, TX behind.....
So after some lunch and reading, I edited some pictures, and started this post. I could go outside and take a few pictures so you can see where we are but I'll save that for tomorrow. Today's pics are just things we seen along the way. Hope you enjoy them.
|See the tumble weed on the edge of the pavement, we seen quite a few of those today.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had an excellent day doing whatever it is you wanted to do today. As I write this the temperature is sitting at 79F/26C and the winds are howling over, under, around, and possibly through us as I type. We traveled approx 250 miles/391 km today on very nice roads. They were all multi lane, well maintained roads with very few rough patches. The blowing dust wasn't much to contend with as it always seemed to be way off in the distance but I was prepared to get off the road if it was an issue. Feel free to leave a comment if the urge strikes you and if not, glad you dropped by anyway, come back any time.
|Love the blossoms behind this sound barrier....
Until next time... take care, be safe,
|Richard (my late husband) would have loved all these John Deere's!
|A few fixer uppers along the way......