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 , (http://www.abuelos.com/) 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.|