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... to Marathon, which doesn't take as long as we expect so we decide to carry on to Fort Stockton to save a bit of time on tomorrow's drive.
After driving on long, straight roads across huge, flat plains for many, many miles we arrive at Fort Stockton, locate the main street and find a Super 8 motel to stop at for the night. Dinner and a bit of shopping before heading back to the motel to chill for a bit before heading to bed. ...
... Rt 18 and changed our destination a few times. First it was Monahans then Kermit and we made it a driving day and settled on Hobbs, NM. May be a little north of the caverns and easier to get a hotel. It also meant back roads and interesting views. Oil wells were plenty, cattle and horse ranches, workers were actively drilling oil wells, many small towns and all quite ...
... been lucky so far.
I just read the weather...and the temps here are supposed to remain around freezing until Wednesday, with freezing rain and/or snow in certain areas. WTF???? We're damn near in MEXICO......and we can't shake this weather! We're only 90 miles from our first stop in Marfa, TX. Hopefully weather won't bring forth any issues tomorrow. We'll see.
Observations on Texas driving. So far, with the exception of ...
Midday temp: 25C
The temperature was a pleasant 14C when we went to bed so I didn't turn the furnace on, but through the night the temperature dipped to -4C. I was up at 0530 to turn it on when I realized how cold it was in Star.
We woke early today because we thought the time changed once we were in Texas, but we were wrong, it didn’t change for another 50km down the road. So we were ...
... way I could do the 4 hour drive to Roswell the next day. Long gone are the freeways with a McDonalds every 5 mins. Now we are lucky if we get a toilet every 120 miles. So we booked in for an extra night in Fort Stockton and I spent the next day recovering in bed. So much for our new plans! Hopefully that's our three things that are going to go wrong out of the way now (exchanging the car, Alan cracking his teeth and the stomach ...