Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

From New Mexico to Arkansas

Posted by | Filed under Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas | May 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

I have covered a lot of ground since I left my friends’ place in Lemitar, New Mexico a three weeks ago, roughly 1,500 miles. That is a lot of different scenery. Instead of giving you a step by step detailed report, I will give you the highlights of the trip, including some random thoughts / […]

Galveston Island – Ike the forgotten hurricane

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jul 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Galveston Island – Ike the forgotten hurricane

We have to do a little time travel and go back a few weeks to June 17th.  You might remember I started to write about my drive from Austin to Galveston Island when I was interrupted by a “flood” in my camper.  Then some other things came up and I never got around to even […]

10,000 miles!

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jul 11, 2010 | Comments Off on 10,000 miles!

I hit the 10,000 mile mark while I was driving through Amarillo.  However, looking at my US map it looks like I have only covered a tiny fraction of the country. I quick recap and some stats: 10,000 miles driven 118 days on the road (only 8 nights not slept in the camper) 880 gallons […]

Where I am

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jul 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

Just to give you a little update where I have been since I left Lake Medina.  Once I left the Hill Country I headed south west towards the Mexican border.  I stayed on highway 90 all the way to Marfa.  Not many towns along the way better make sure you have a full tank of […]

Writer’s block in West Texas

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jul 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

I am enjoying the scenery out in West Texas.  Despite plenty of time on my hands, I don’t manage to get anything on paper.  My head is as empty as the land around me.  Bare with me. At least I can still take pictures. Happy 4th of July.

Thank you

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jun 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

A very sincere and heartfelt thank you to Don, Patricia, Joanna and Alison for letting me stay at their lake house while I was waiting for my fridge to be repaired. None of my food spoiled thanks to having access to their fridge. Also thank you to Wayne at Hill Country RV & Mobile Home […]

In a funk

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jun 24, 2010 | Comments Off on In a funk

Traveling by yourself has definitely advantages, but also disadvantages.  When you are in a funk and things start to go wrong there is nobody who can get you out of that mood. After the water leak, which was bad but was taken care off, my fridge broke down on Tuesday.  What was supposed to be […]

Austin, mosquitoes, heat and more

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jun 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

It has been a week since my last post and so much happened that I just don’t know where to start. I am bubbling over with little stories. Should I go in chronological order or as it pops into my head? OK, let’s try to chronological order.  As you know I did make it to […]

Tough drive to Austin

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jun 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

I had to leave Dallas sooner than later. However, it was nice to stay put for a little bit and to have some company. Thank you again Lynn and thank you Jay for the location tip for the overpass. The median across from the Motel 6 parking lot gives you a great vantage point. I […]

Dallas – hot as hell

Posted by | Filed under Texas | Jun 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

Well I made it to Dallas from Atlanta, Texas at the north eastern end of the state. The 200 mile drive took me a mere 7 hours, including an hour for lunch in Wills Point.  Texas is not as flat as everyone always says.  It might seem flat, but when you are hauling five tons+ […]