DeWayne and Joy

DeWayne and Joy

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Catching Up……Finally…

I last posted from Williams, Arizona and we’ve been on the home front for more than a week, so I decided it was high time I got caught up.  Not to mention a coupla “nudges” from Snookie. 

From Williams, we made our way toward New Mexico and the country was as gorgeous as ever and we made good time toward Grants, NM.

Here are a few shots of our trek across Arizona and into New Mexico.
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It didn’t take long to get to the New Mexico state line.
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Where I had to get a shot of the fall colors.
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After Albuquerque, the landscape flattened considerably and not much to write home about.  We stopped at Cline’s Corner so DeWayne could get his walk in and I browsed the shop for a while, but didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without.  Nice shop, tho.  I made my way back to the truck and noticed a bank of clouds moving in.  And being the cloud watcher that I am, I had to get a shot.
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And they continued to roll in after we were back on the road.
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We made it to Grants and the RV park that we had reserved, but when we arrived, the park left a lot to be desired.  It was almost full of permanent residents, complete with all the junk piled around their RV’s.  The water was funky, but at least we had some.  The view out the bedroom window was a junk yard and someone from across the road had strung a wire and tapped into our cable hookup. But we had electricity, sewer and water, so we stayed one night and decided to move on the next day to Tucumcari, where we planned to stay two nights. It was the day before the elections when we arrived in Tucumcari and we had planned to watch the election results the next day on Fox News, but the cable provided to us at the RV park didn’t have the Fox News channel, so we stayed one night and moved on to Texas. 

We stopped in Amarillo at the Oasis RV park that is SUPER NICE!  The park is so big that it has it’s own restaurant and there are several buildings that have showers and laundry so that no one has to walk very far to shower or wash clothes.  And they had Fox News, so it was a much better experience. 

 I decided to get some laundry done so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it when we got home, so I didn’t take the time to take any pictures of the park, but I wish I had.  We were both hungry for shrimp, so we went to Red Lobster for supper and it hit the spot.

The next morning, we were up and going early so that we could get to OKC before the FamCamp filled up here at Tinker air force base.  They don’t take reservations, so it’s first come, first served, and we were sweating it.  DeWayne called when we were still 150 miles away and they only had one left, so we were extremely lucky that it was still open when we got here.  And there was another RV that pulled in right behind us, so we were literally about a minute from being out of luck (like the guy behind us). 

So DeWayne paid for a month, then we got unhooked from the RV and jumped back in the truck and drove back across OKC in rush hour to see DeWayne’s Mom and retrieve my car that has been stored since May.  Wow, it was great to get back into my “little red wagon”!
It was late by the time we finally got back to the RV and still had to get everything set up, but we were glad to be here.  We both were driving the next day to McAlester, where Ginger and her family live, then DeWayne was going on to Texarkana for a doctor’s appointment, so we drove both vehicles. 

I’ll stop here and start another post about our first week back in Oklahoma.  Stay tuned……Smile

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