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Trip Start Oct 07, 2013
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Trip End Oct 20, 2013


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San Angelo KOA

Flag of United States  , Texas
Saturday, October 19, 2013

OK, so here the day is in a nutshell:

Before Bob could return the car this morning, he had to defrost the windows. The temperature dropped to about 30 last night. This morning as we were preparing to depart Lubbock, the temp was about 45. We left the campground about 9:45 and drove to the Flying J for gas and propane. Then we were on the road. San Angelo is about 200 miles south of Lubbock on US 87.

This part of Texas is considered the Plains and believe me there is nothing for miles. There was a song in the 60's called I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES and we absolutely could. The towns are miles (sometimes 30) apart with acres of cotton fields between the towns.

For one stretch of about 20 miles, we drove past hundreds of wind turbines. They were also erecting new electric lines. At one place, I saw them using a helicopter placing the lines on the top of the tower.

Along the way we passed many Historic Markers (we didn't stop, but I wrote the numbers down to look them up). We crossed county line after county line of wide open places. The counties had colorful names like Tom Green, Coke and Glasscock, just to name a few. We passed several ranches, some of them taking up the whole county. There was Tres Coyotes, D Cross, Rio Concho and Two Hat besides the very mundane like H & H Ranch (how boring!).

Pretty soon the spaces became less open and we approached San Angelo. We pulled into the San Angelo KOA about 2:30. We parked and hooked up. We then cleaned the front of H/H since the "love bug" stuff can ruin the paint job. Then we relaxed, had dinner and now I'm writing this and Bob is listening to Modern Family while he plays a game on the iPad. I'm also washing some cloths so I don't have that much to do once we get home tomorrow. So that's it for tonight.
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