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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Helped out Jake this morning, then Boogied on down the road to Louisiana

Where are we today ?
        Had a another great sleep last night was much nicer this morning at 5am 30f much warmer than in Deming NM. Got a pot of coffee made, checked emails and planned today's route.
        Oh I who's Jake? Waiting for the sun to rise shortly after 7 am I outside with my tire thumper, checking the tires and making sure everything is secure. This nice young fellow walks up to to ask me a question. Me holding an aluminum base ball bat (tire  thumper). He has a problem,  coasted into this rest area a couple hours ago and he is out of gas for his car. Asked for a ride to Sonora (about 3 miles) where he could get some gas and hopefully a ride back. The I thought for a minute. Hmm I have a better solution, I have my 2 gallon gas can for the generator would that help him? He was very thankful showed me that his car was out of gas and even insisted on paying me for the gas, he was on his way to Austin Texas from California. hey Jake glad that I could help you out, hope the rest of your trip was flawless.
That's Jake with a hug smile
        That was done and I hopped on I-10 destination Louisiana if all goes well 490 miles.
driving into the sun is not fun but nice and warm
         Now what to do to occupy myself on the drive hmmm. I don't have this pretty lady sitting beside to be distracted, even though I went to talk to her a few times. Not only that she is my navigator. No GPS, but I can wing it. Just need to watch the road signs. But in the meantime I cranked up the sirius radio tunes from the 60's and just boogied and danced all the way along the highway, much louder than she can stand. ( I tried the Radio classic stories again, but my hearing loss in speech recognition, so I can only understand every 2nd or 3rd word) Hard to follow the stories that way.  Cruise control set, no traffic, tapping my feet, slapping my knees and the steering wheel if anybody saw me would think I was nuts.(and some who know me think I am). But between that and stopping at every rest area along the way got my fresh air and exercise as well.
         Had my banana and apple to snack on and a litre of water, even some dates and black liquorice from Palm springs. The day just flew by.
          Then and even better part I just whipped right on through San Antonio about 10.30 am and Houston about 2:30pm did not even slow down, got  lucky today twice. I was allowing for some traffic to slow me down.
San Antonio, love the lanes marked on the road
      Stopped at the Flying J in Brookshire Texas to fill up $1.85.9 a gallon and with our Good Sam card we save 3 cents a gallon. I like to stop here at the flying J because most have RV lanes, with water air and a dump station and lotsa room. And are almost right off the interstate easy of and easy on, nice when I want to make some time. We do use gas buddy when taking our time but really the Flying J usually (not always ) has the best prices. And with their hand book I can plan my travels from one to another.
$1.82.9
Houston and their fly overs are great
More Houston
so this is my route 490 miles today
       Leaving Texas all 880 mile of I-10 is behind me, I pulled into the Louisiana Eastbound rest area at 4:30pm. Get out walkabout, stretch, email Suzie my expenses and a nice long chat with her so we are both up to date.
rest area
nice lake behind the rest area
        Check emails then a whipped up supper, Salmon burger and a salad sure hit the spot.
yummy
      Then I chatted with Suzie again for a bit and did up the dishes and got to blogging. Check out some more weather and travel plans. Tomorrow think I will stop early in Hammond LA not far down the road. I would like to empty all our tanks and winterize the coach in warm weather is nice.
       Thanks for coming along and keeping us company, it is an adventure, sure glad I like driving. But do miss my honey!
       And also thanks to Betty for the great write up and shout. Glad that we were able to help her out while we were there. You can read her posting HERE.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

24 comments:

  1. Good travel day, George, that is great! That visitor center was in the middle of some big construction...wait maybe it was Atchafalaya...ah well...I do remember the lake behind it and the great Louisiana coffee there. Hope all continues to go great for you.

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    1. It was fun. Yes Atchafalaya Travel centre was under construction in the fall , but I just wanted to stop here for the night. The coffee here is awesome.

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  2. Oh My (again) ! That is a LOT of miles. I sure can't drive those distances anymore. Be safe !!

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    1. Thanks Denise, when the travelling is going good and I have a goal, the days just slipped on by along with the miles.

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  3. It's almost time for you to start thinking about turning north. I sure hope the weather doesn't turn bad for you. You're making pretty fast tracks and we want you to stay safe.

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    1. Will keep an eye on things , soon be heading north.

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  4. Watching the weather tonight things don't look very good further north. So please be very very careful.

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    1. Should be getting better near the weekend I hope.

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  5. Your drive is going well. A good deed done to help that young fella who ran out of gas. I bet he learned an important lesson. I can understand your long drives when there is good music playing and the road conditions are favourable. All the best.

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  6. Good miles for sure George. Yes best to winterize where it is warm, bet you haven't had to winterize in awhile. Stay safe and give our best to Suzie.

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    1. Bill I have never winterized this coach in the 9 years we have had it. But I I do know how.

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  7. I've only driven the TX I-10 from San Antonio east and it was very boring - I can only imagine it clear across the state and I understand the need for loud music. I like the nice things you say about Suzie.

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    1. It is a long drive, but can make good time. Should be home on the weekend I hope, be with my honey again.

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  8. Sounds like you are making great time and sure was nice that you were able to help Jake and get him up and running. Safe and enjoyable travels!

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    1. Thanks guys, I like to help out other people if I can.
      The roads are good so far.

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  9. Wishing you the best today during your drive. Sending you thoughts of support and hoping for perfect driving conditions. One day at a time, hang in there.

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    1. Thanks Contessa, just cruzing along.

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  10. I've had those moments at the wheel on a long drive, when to break up the boredom, I let the music turn me into a bit of a nutjob. Good of you to help out the young lad. He'll no doubt have the chance to pay it forward some day. Been there myself. Both on the receiving and giving ends.

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    1. Thanks Bob, I have too been on both ends.

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  11. Aren't you the nicest guy. God put you in the right place at the right time.

    I LOVE black licorice. That is all that I would need to make the trip...not really. lol

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    1. He just got lucky taha I could help him out..
      The licorice works for me too.!

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  12. Sweetest man ever....how nice you are!!! But I pretty much already knew that.

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    1. Ha, ha thanks Carla , but we all have our moments.

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