Friday, November 9, 2012

Crossing Texas

Sunday morning, November 4, time to head east…  We left Benson a little before 9:00 a.m. and crossed the New Mexico border at 10:50 and crossed into Texas at 2:00 p.m.  We traveled about 260 miles and called it a day at 2:30 stopping at American RV Park near El Paso.  The campground wasn’t much more than a gravel lot, but it worked for an overnighter.

The next morning, Monday, November 5, we headed out a little after 9:00 a.m. and ventured 308 miles before stopping for the night at a rest stop near Iraan, TX at a bit before 5:00 p.m.  We’re in the mode…  Drive, eat & sleep!

Time to drive again: 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6.  263 miles later, we finally got across west Texas, arriving at Admiralty RV Resort in San Antonio at 1:30 p.m.  Time to settle down for awhile!  Neither of us felt like cooking, so we moseyed over to Schlotzky’s for sandwiches.  Can’t remember the last time we ate at a Scholtzky’s…

We spent the next few days running errands and doing a little shopping in preparation for Lora’s upcoming trip to Alaska.  And the shopping culminated on Thursday, November 8 in a big way!!  We FINALLY found the car we’d been looking for for who knows how long!  We had researched small sedans for ease of towing (don’t want to have to pull a fuse anymore), size (wanted something similar to the Cobalt but hopefully a little more comfortable), and mileage (we weren’t willing to lower our mpg and the Cobalt did pretty good).  We had looked at the Lincoln MKZ in Iowa, Washington and at least two other states, but either they didn’t have a hybrid in stock or they only had dark colors.  Since we spend the majority of our time in warm climes, we really wanted a light color – inside and out.  We had planned to wait and see what the new model 2013 looked like, but the deal South Park Lincoln in San Antonio offered us on a 2012 was too good to pass up!  Right color and it even has heated AND cooled front seatsSmile  Love this car!


We took possession today, Friday, November 9 and on Saturday, November 10, John will drive me to the airport for my flight to Alaska.  Hate to leave that brand new car, but family beckons!  All five of my siblings are planning to converge in Wasilla to celebrate our mom’s 80th birthday and have a chance to sit down all together to discuss our parents’ plans and ideas for the future.  Besides, I get to see Eric and Kari and two of our grandsons, Jacob & Jonah!

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