On Our Way

Picture was taken in La Posa South (LTVA)near Quartzsite AZ.

Friday, March 24, 2017

HeHeHe and Today Makes Three

Where Are We Today
El Reno Ok.
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El Reno Ok.
Last night we were in a Texas Travel Center in Amarillo Tx. A nice spot on the east side of Amarillo that allows overnight parking for trucks and RV. There was high wind and rain storm that came thru the west side of Amarillo and the east side caught some of it too.
Picnic area at the Travel Center, Amarillo

 Until ten p.m., we had some gusty winds, up to 50 MPH, then it quieted down, during this time we had pulled in our slides on the windward side of the trailer. Just after one a.m. and about until 2 a.m. the winds picked up again, shifting directions also, so much that I was up to keep watch until they calmed down again. All thru the night I could hear a couple of our solar panels rattling so badly that I thought they might blow right off the roof, fortunately they didn't.

The very back panel, the bolt was gone, not to be found.

The second panel back, the bolt was laying right there.
There were a few of us there for the night



This morning I could see at least two of the bolts that hold the panels in place were missing. Taking a couple from the tilt arms, I climbed onto the roof to replace them. I found one laying right where it fell out but the other one was missing all together, after replacing them, I checked all the others to make sure they were finger tight again, no more rattling.
According to the Weather Network and the staff in the Travel Center, there was a wind and storm warning for today between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with wind gusts between 60 and 70 MPH for the Amarillo area and less severe to the east. That was all we needed to know, we closed up, lifted the jacks and got out of there. Within in an hour of driving we were into blue skies and mostly a tail wind all the way down the road. Just after 11 a.m. we needed fuel and since we hadn't eaten yet, thought we should get some breakfast. A Flying "J" with a Dennys  happened to be coming up, so in we went.
Us and the truck fed, we headed on down the road to our present location at the Lucky Star Casino in El Reno a little west of Oklahoma City. They have about a dozen sites, first come first served, with full hook ups where you can stay for free for three days, but they do expect you to play some games, we can play a little.

El Reno Casino

Sites right on the edge of the lot

Green open field behind us.

There is some wind here, but gusts up to 35 MPH only and a beautiful day forecast for tomorrow, we can live with that.
Well that's all I have to say today, until the next time take care and be safe.

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

What Do You Know - Two In A Row

Where Are We Today
Amarillo Texas
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What Do You Know
Two Days In A Row

Another travel day across I-40 East, our goal today was Amarillo Tx. We headed out at 9:00 a.m. with bright blue skies and light traffic.
We stopped for fuel a couple of times and one rest stop to make lunch. It has been a windy drive with the winds in the 35 MPH range and gusts to 45 MPH, but we held the road well, not like some of the transports going by and drifting a foot or more in the wind.

Rest Stop, stop, to make some lunch

New Mexico scenery

We pulled into the Texas Travel Centre on the east side of Amarillo at 5:30 p.m. Central Time, yes a time zone change. The winds are heavy as I write this at 7:30 p.m. CTZ, there have been heavy storm warnings for west of Amarillo with up to 60 MPH winds, rain lightning and hail possible. We are getting just the winds and hopefully that's all, as they say the storm is tracking north east.
That's about it from me, tomorrow we will track east some more but with a shorter travel day. Until the next time, take care and be safe.