Where are we today ?
Hey we got up early as usual and it was cold! How cold was it? 16 f with a wind chill factor that made in 8f. Now overnight our water pump quit, yep frozen solid. We even had our furnace running and a light bulb by the water pump. Nope we frozen.
Not a real problem cause we have water inside and we have heat. Friends of ours John and Barb were heading this way and got stopped about 40 miles east of us and spent the night at a campground.
This morning they were headed west like us but about two hours ahead of our comfort zone in this weather. Ok, road is looking good and we can get outta here, Walmart camping is ok for one night but we have been here for three nights lets move on down the road. Besides, we needed fuel and propane.
But we have a bit of and issue, our TV antenna will not stow in the lowered position. I climbed the ladder to our roof and we have one inch of ice there. Sorry not going on that roof. Hmm what to do? Our ladder is to short, so into Walmart and think about this.
I ran into to some Midland firefighters buying groceries and discussed our problem. Easy fix he suggests get some ice melter or softener salt and throw of the roof. Well scoured the store and finally asked a helpful employee. Sorry sold out of ice melter, rock salt, softener salt and ice scrapers. A nice lady suggested table salt, hey thanks! Picked a couple pound of that and back to our coach.
Moved our coach over a bit and in this blustery cold wind poured a whole box around the antenna base. Did not work right away so we fuelled up our coach and head on down the road, antenna hanging off the roof.
|thats our antenna hanging high in the air|
So only 90 miles down the road we pull into Pecos, fuel up at the Flying J. again. They have no propane=sold out. Down the road found a place topped up out propane tank and ready to go. Tiny Walmart here and no Rv parking at the Flying J so found a TRA rv park with one site left. Quickly we grabbed it and got set up.
|love the overpasses here|
|cool camper beside us|
|This be the campground now full, nothing fancy,|
but we only here for a night in our house
|a nice pull thru site|
|next door is a small air field with this huge chopper there|
|the view out our front window,|
small oil field
|Tasty supper and no dishes for Suzie again !|
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this WinterView Winter 2013-14 in a larger map