Sunset in PV

Sunset in PV

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 16 - 25, 2010 - "Palo Duro Canyon"

We had a wonderfully restful five days stay at peaceful and quiet Lake Murray. Wednesday we headed to Childress on our way to ????; Childress, TX. We stopped off in Vernon, TX at the Rocking A RV Park. This is a great place to stop for one night especially since Wal-Mart is right next door – a short walk through the parking lot to stock up on provisions.

The next day the Cruiser made the short drive to Childress, TX. Thursday afternoon we were able to get the minor tire issue resolved, a slow leak in the tire losing a pound a day, ended up being a loose valve stem. As well as the exhaust system rattle, ended up being loose bolts that attach the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold. While the Cruiser was getting much needed attention, Fester, my daughter Letta, her husband Billy and I went to the Childress Court House to exercise constitutional right and voted. Fester, Letta and I enjoyed an informative visited the Childress Historical Museum. We had a lot of fun learning all kinds of fun facts about Texas and the birth of Childress.

Saturday, Billy, Letta and a friend of theirs, Marty, Fester and I, all piled into Billy’s pickup and enjoyed a short (?), 2 ½ hour drive to Palo Duro State Park, the second largest canyon in the US, just south of Amarillo, TX. As Texans a 2 ½ hour drive is akin to a 30 minute drive in a major metropolitan city. Everything’s bigger in Texas. After a great dinner at Abuelo’s , ( we stopped off for a short shopping spree at Ross, a shoe store (to add to Billy’s dwindling shoe collection of 30+ pairs), and a Mexican bakery for pumpkin empanadas; Mmmmmmmm Gooooooood!
CC and Letta Jo
Marty (Being Marty) trying to attract a younger(?) female.

Please CC, that is your son-in-law, you Cougar!

Our visit included enjoying an abundance of Mexican food (my favorite) with family and friends. We enjoyed Fester’s quesadillas one night in our home, the rig. The following day a family pot luck at Billy and Letta’s eclectic , comfy home where the menu included scrumptious chicken enchiladas prepared by Letta, home style tortillas thanks to Marty (he claims he is Italian, but what the hell do Italians know about making tortillas), and Fester’s flavorful green chili. The food was exceptional, but being with family and friends was extraordinary. We would’ve had desert, but “someone(?)” ate all the ice cream. I’m not saying who, but I understand the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

So we're now headed to Abilene for a couple of days, on to San Antonio for a week, then the Rio Grande Valley to assist the Border Patrol in apprehending illegals. We're retired, but we still need some "stimulation".

'Till next time...........

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