Friday, February 12, 2010

Rain and cold!

Location, Fredericksburg, TX

We have made a great leap east in the last two days and now are at Fredericksburg RV Park. We have made this our home park for the last several years as we pass this way. I am looking forward to eating at the Alamo Springs Café tomorrow. It was voted the third best hamburger in Texas recently.

Our trip from Deming to Balmorhea, TX was uneventful. It was very cold in Deming when we left in the morning. We passed through El Paso about 11 AM which is about the best time as the traffic isn’t too bad. In fact, I think there was only about a third of the traffic as other years. The economy I guess.

This trip we decided to stay at a different RV park than the State Park at Balmorhea. We used Passport America and stayed at Saddleback RV Park east of Balmorhea. There is not much at the off ramp but a greatly diminished gas station, a truck parking lot in the back, a defunct bar and the RV Park. Pay at the gas station and choose a spot for $10. The RV Park was well kept with water, electric and sewer, long pull thru sites, and lots of space between sites. Certainly ok for a one night stop.

It sprinkled during the night but was only overcast in the morning as well as cold. About Ft Stockton we ran into the rain. Not much rain, just enough to use the wipers occasionally. Until we got near Junction, TX where it did come down and lasted until we turned south towards our turnoff on Hwy 290 to Fredericksburg. The temperature today never got above 40 degrees as we traveled. At one point it was 34 degrees within 20 miles of here. I expected snow at any time.

I had calculated that we had enough fuel to get to Fredericksburg but forgot about all the hills on 290 so I stopped in Harper and put in $20 worth. I probably should have filled it as the price was $2.869 per gallon. I think it is $2.77 or so here.

I set up in the rain which was mostly sprinkles so not to bad. The TV said that it is all snow to the north of us. I hope it goes away before we leave for Greenville east of Dallas on Sunday.