NEXT DESTINATION? North
Well today was the start of some better weather to start heading north again. We have to be careful and not get in a hurry because old man winter is still clutching on to winter back in Rivers. I know everyone there says its spring weather, but not for me. It's frickin winter!!! Here was our route today.
Yesterday was a bit windy and it blew a bunch of baby wipes from the Sam's Club over on the lawn by where we were parked. We have created a new type of pollution between the baby wipes and plastic gloves. I went out with my little garbage picking thingy and picked all of them up before some one thought it was us that spread them out. I also picked up (didn't touch) a half dozen plastic gloves and a couple masks which had been thrown there.
We fired up this morning and drove up to Alvarado to look at a motorhome that Sue has been looking at. It was a nice motorhome, but with all the uncertainty of where prices and sales will go, they were really reluctant to give us any kind of a deal. Our poor old Ponderosa has depreciated and with the uncertain RV market dealers don't want to take a chance on the old trade ins. We had to do all of our dealing on the phone in the RV lot and they opened the unit up ahead of time for us to look at and then went back in the sales office which is off limits to customers. We did get to see Buck, our salesman for a couple minutes but he stayed well back. They are allowed to be open but there is a $1000.00 fine if they are caught closer than 10 feet from a customer. We had lots of hand sanitizer and washed our hands after we finished looking. No deal!!!
We meandered over to Weatherford Walmart to spend the night. Here are some of the things we saw along the road. The spiders are big in Texas. Here is one sunning on the roof of a shed.
Some fellow RVers social distancing on the Highway. Couldn't quite make out the license plate. We drove on #77 highway for quite a ways which runs parallel to I 35. It is a much leisurely pace and we enjoyed it more than fighting the speeding traffic on the Interstate.
We saw a couple trucks hauling propeller blades for wind generators down the highway. Pretty impressive and they were moving right along at about 65 mph.
Some nice scenery as we headed down a country road into Alvarado. We were still quite close to I 35.
|A pallet plant|
And we ended up at the Walmart in Weatherford Texas. Not the prettiest spot because we are where they keep all the landscape supplies, but the price is right and it will be quiet here. The view out the other side is rather nice though. Sue picked a good spot again!!
And here is a play by play of our planned schedule heading north. We are trying to stay in half decent weather and also arrive in Rivers when spring does!! Check out my thinking..... I don't think we will be running into any snow!!
So we start out tonight where we are in Weatherford Texas where it will be a nippy 3C tonight. We will be snug as a bug in a rug with our duvet on and pulled up under our chins.
It won't take long to warm up in the morning and we are in no hurry to head out. We are just going a little piece north and will spend one more night in a Walmart. So that will be Wednesday. Then on Thursday we will travel another 100 kms or so, and stay in a KOA near Hinton overnight. We will do this so we can dump and take on more water. Then on Friday we will head a couple or three hundred kms and find a free spot again. Not a great day for weather but it will do. By the way I just pick central cities as a reference point for these weather readings. We will not necessarily be going right through these cities.
Saturday will see us somewhere in south central Kansas. Nothing wrong with that temperature. Remember we are not out sight seeing but rather travelling.