Moving' West

Trip Start Sep 07, 2013
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Trip End Oct 30, 2013


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Where I stayed
San Angelo State Park
What I did
Scrub. wide-open spaces, historical signs

Flag of United States  , Texas
Monday, October 7, 2013

Left San Antonio - great stop to see Jay, Rachel and Mitchell - had dinner with them at Longhorn Steak house in the evening.  Jay drove me around to try to get my phone fixed (thanks to the Tufie), but all we could find was off-track shops staffed by Koreans (Taiwanese?) who spoke marginal English, and didn't get any of my jokes, the worst offense of all.  No go on the phone.

The Admiralty RV park was beautiful, and gave us a chance to regroup, do some laundry, watch a little football, and generally chill.  Now were going to push west toward New Mexico.  We're going to miss the International Hot Air Extravaganza we had planned to go to in Albuquerque, since we didn't realize it's a huge deal and you have to make reservations a year ahead of time to get anywhere close to the events.  I suppose it's like Burning Man in Nevada (Utah?) so we're going to the Carlsbad Caverns with the hope that it's not closed with this idiotic government shutdown.  I hope Obama isn't getting paid.  Or any of the other elected officials.  yeah, good luck with that.

Spent most of today stopping to read historical signs along Route 87. Some very interesting about Cowboy and Indian shoot-em-ups, and rampant death by clever ambushes, and all kinds of mayhem that mankind is apparently wired to undertake.  Also there was stuff about how some of these towns got named, like Fredricksburg - some German dude renounced his title of Baron so he could become a US citizen.  He bought hundred of thousands of acres of Texas, but was credited with helping the Indians get established and flourish, instead of getting kicked out and starving to death as is the tragic story too many times.  I would have retained the title Baron, and carried a diamond studded walking stick. Yeah.

We're at the San Angelo State Part - huge, but the lake dried up, the river stopped flowing, but the flies seem to have gotten a legal decree to procreate and land on any camping white people with incentives to irritate them with obnoxious tactics.  They've submitted a State Grant to provide more breeding areas, Which is being looked at favorably by the Democrats.

Anyway, no Monday night football for us, since the "wide open' camping spot the ranger gave us is surrounded by dense foliage, and it's not worth moving somewhere else.  Screw the Jets, anyway. 
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