Tuesday, January 1, 2008

RV Trip - Day 8

Happy New Year!

We had a fairly short drive today, from San Antonio to Del Rio, Texas - about 150 miles. Though it was a short day, we had some errands to run, which included stopping at Wal-Mart for things like a work lamp (to keep hoses warm in almost-freezing weather) and more groceries AND another tank of gas (it took 53 gallons today).

US 90 to Del Rio was the Texas and the West that I think most of us remember from the old western movies. Low sage shrubs, mesquite trees, and great stretches of open spaces. We even saw some cactus - prickly pear.

Amistad NRA was closed today (silly me, Federal Holiday!), so we'll stop by tomorrow before we head for Alpine, TX. The Big Bend park just sounds like a drive for a regular vehicle, not an RV - or at least not for US in an RV. Our destination is Las Cruces, NM, after that; hopefully we'll make it to Tucson by Saturday.

Hope you all enjoyed watching football, the parade, AND wrote down some great "resolutions" for the next year.

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