We left Medina Lake TT on 12/4. We headed to Kerrville to spend a few days with an old friend, David Horn who winters at Buckhorn Lake resort. I had spent 4 days washing and waxing the coach to have it looking great for our trip west but it was raining on the way to Kerrville and there went all the spit and polish… Ugh.
We had a nice 3 days in Kerrville and visiting with David as well as a drive to Fredericksburg to visit the Pacific War museum there and the Admiral Nimitz museum as well as walking around the town and lunch at a nice German restaurant.
The next day, David and I went to lunch for “the best hot dog in Kerrville” and then toured the Mooney aircraft factory together. I got to fly a Mooney 201 back from Indiana to NH back in the 80’s so it was cool to see where they were made!
We left Kerrville headed towards New Mexico, but stopped in Fort Stockton on the way across since it’s such a huge state! We stayed in Fort Stockton RV park which had a nice little diner in the park where we had a great dinner and reasonably priced too! After a beautiful sunset at 60F, we awoke to 21F and light snow, yes SNOW in the AM! There went another cleaning job on the coach… The flurries were melting as soon as they hit the ground so it was really just a nuisance. But, if you recall we had a problem with our heater core for cab heat and defrosting so we had no heat to throw on a cold windshield. We used our electric heater with a fan facing the windshield to defrost in the morning and ran the generator to keep the heat going as we went down the road until it warmed up. By the time we drove through El Paso, it was near 65F and we made Las Cruces that afternoon after topping off with diesel.
Many many more Texas pics on my photo site.
We planned 2 nights at Las Cruces to give us a full day to see the White Sands National Monument. On the way there, we went to the White Sands Missle Range and toured the museum and displays there. White Sands was amazing and I even got to borrow a flying saucer from a kid there and take a saucer ride down the dunes! Pretty strange sliding down a mountain on a saucer in shorts and a t-shirt!