traveling bug

#21
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Ya gotta go to El Paso, Chelse. There's no way around it! And don't forget to drive up that mountain that divides El paso into two sides. It's purty purty!

PS. There's a casino near El Paso, but it is technically in New Mexico (Sunland Park.)

PSPS. If you go out of El Paso on I-10N get ready to hold yer breath for 10 or 5 miles! ;)
 

DL Rupper

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#22
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Hey Chelse, check out the McDonald Observatory while you are at Ft Davis. Nice ride up the mountain and interesting to see.

If you get ALL the way out of TEXAS, try the Lakeside RV Park at Elephant Butte, NM (North of Las Cruces on I-25). It's supposed to be great and reasonable. Next time we are in New Mexico we are going to try a month there (Winter). Whatever you do don't opt for the State Park at Elephant Butte. They have security problems (theft).

Sounds like you are having a great RV trip. What do you think of the Big Bend Nat'l park. I thought it was great, but then I really like the desert scenery.
 
#23
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Mr Nash...you are driving west aren't you? Oh well, only four weeks, musta started in Austin or San Antonio.

Yep shadow...DAPS the one, but only the clear.
 

C Nash

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#24
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DL we did the loop 116 out of Ft Davis today and caught the McDonald Observatory. Really enjoyed the loop and Observatory. Both a must IMO if you are in this area. Big Bend is AWESOME. Highway 170 there also has great scenery. We road a lot of the back roads in Big Bend. Did not get to see the Mountain lions but saw a lot of other wildlife including a illegal Mex :eek: . I was walking the nature trail out of the Big Bend National CG and he approched me and tried to sell canes and trinkets. He was really polite and interesting to talk to. No I didn't take the chance of buying the cane for 5 bucks that they want 18 for in the stores here. Was tempting. He had a lookout across the Rio watching for the patrol. He swam back across Rio and got on a donkey and headed out. We are going to stay here for a week as I have agreed to help do some odd jobs here at the park for them. Hoping Tex will lower the gas prices soon. :) Don't tell Tex or Shadow but Texas is AWESOME.
 
#25
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:approve:

PS. That illegal also had a compadre in the bushes. When ya'll pulled out yer bank roll to give him a donation, then his compadre would meet ya for his donation down the lonesome trail ....
 

H2H1

Senior Member
#26
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HEY Nash stay safe and alert out there in Texas, as TC has stated they never travel along always got a friend or 2 in the bushes somewhere. so be safe on your walking trips.
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#27
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There were others close by and I told him I had no money on me which I didn't and had my hand in my pocket all the time. Yep, I know there are laws and I'm in a national park but so far I am still 6 ft above. Been just staying around the CG today and doing a few odd jobs for them and waiting for the ck to go in the bank the first of the month. Then just maybe we'll get to see another state. :laugh: Gas 3.32 a gallon :eek: aw come on now Tex. :laugh:
 

C Nash

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#29
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Tex, I once said when gas hit a dollar a gallon I would start walking. Well, I did. I now walk to the pump and put the gas in myself. :laugh: Paid 3.41 today but it only took 19.76 to fill the tracker. Another good ride up 17 out of Ft Davis. Saw some more of those things that look like a cross between a hog and huge gopher rat. Scenery great around here also.
 

Shadow

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#30
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:laugh: Must of seen some Javelina Chelse. Have you seen a Jackalope yet?
If you do, try to get some pictures. They are pretty rare. :)
 
#31
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Butch, he's a little too far west for the Jackalope, but that would make the picture even more valuable don't ya think?

Now, Hollis is going to be in Jackalope country pretty soon on his way to Amarillo. Keep those cameras ready!
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#32
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Is that a snadwich from Dairy Queen :laugh: Naw, you said rare so that leaves Dairy Queen out. :( I have stocked Texas up good with Lady Bugs though. Tried to leave a 100 at each CG :evil:
 

DL Rupper

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#33
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Damn little no-see'ums found me today (SC). First time all winter. At least the little lady bugs don't bite. :laugh:
 

H2H1

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#34
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Tex, Nash I always travel with my camera and the movie camera. I can't take a chance of missing any good site, we hoping to get a real funny movie clip and send it AFV and in hopes of winning :laugh: I tell ya'll what the RV bug has gotten me in the last few days around here, 76 yesterday and 74 today, rain the way, then clear up to some more great days. I can't wait OH DL, u and Nash can keep those little bugger we don't need them. Thank Nash for sharing them with the good folks in Texas. :laugh:
 
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#35
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well i must say ,, if u ever see a jackalope then u've seen it all ,, they are very dominent in NM ,, and yes i have seen several :laugh: THEY WERE ON POST CARDS :laugh: ,, but anyway ,, just thought i posted about more traveling bugs...
I want to know if it's time yet???? U know to hit the road ,, i have a DP coming in this weekend for the GO ALL THRU IT deal ,, (he's hitting the road in a few weeks ) I have to replace the Alison trans output seal , replace parking brake shoes (got soaked by leaking seal) and find an air leak in his AB system ,, so my Question is ,, is this the start of the new travel season ,,, bty i have not had any calls on dewinterizing yet ,, maybe that's the kicker ,, but i must say i did some work on my own MH this weekend ,, cleaned the awning ,, blew out the fridge and WH ,, changed all the a/c filters ,, so as of now ,, more cold temps for me ,, so i guess i'll just sit it out :dead: :(
 

C Nash

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#36
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Aw come on Rod. No problem we are just sitting it out here in Texas waiting for it to quit snowing :laugh:
 
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#37
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Thanks Nash ,, now i don;t feel so down ,, but i must say one thing
U"R OUT ON THE DAMN ROAD and i'm still stiing here ,, waiting out the cold ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :clown: :evil:
Bty ,, why don't u join us in the chat room tonight or wnehever it's convient for u ,, ;)
 

Shadow

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#39
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Hey Rod, this should cheer you up. Thirty Eight Degrees with twenty mile per hour winds. Suppose to be cold all week. Oh with some rain to brighten things up!! :eek: Hang in there. Just a few more weeks till spring. ;) BTY, never winterize in this part of Texas. :laugh:

Chelse, Do you have to leave a state before you can color it in?
 

C Nash

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#40
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Yep, aint got out of Texas yet but getting close. Made it to Van Horn today and rode up to ck out the Quadalupe mountains. Staying at the Mountain View CG and the WIFI here is terrible.
 
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