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We debated about whether to stay put at Leasburg Dam State Park for another day because of the weather threat in the West Texas area. There has been a hurricane that hit the Acapulco region of Mexico, doing much damage, and then proceeding into the U.S. and West Texas. We finally decided to stay on schedule and head for Ft. Stockton, TX. The weather looked threatening for a time as we ...
... We wandered around and found some animals. Mariah's very good at slowly sneaking up on living creatures while taking numerous pictures til they bolt. She's responsible for the bulk of the close-ups. During a pee run during the first night, enjoyed a beautiful night sky. The stars were big and bright and numerous, it was overwhelming! I scared a snake the next morning and Mark caught it for show and tell.
Driving through Fort Stockton, TX we learned that the world's formerly largest statue of a roadrunner was right on Main Street. We arrived.
He’s not that big.
Not worth the detour.
But I did climb him and take a picture. Maybe that was worth the five minutes.
There really is nothing in West Texas.
... Ghost Town. We arrived at the camp site and it was pretty windy. We had to set up our tents in these strong winds which was a task in itself. We all had to team up to set up each tent and hammer them into the ground so they didn't fly away.
We managed to cook dinner and clean dishes in the strong wind and then it started to get dark and the wind was not easing up and it looked like a strong storm was going to hit us. The winds were so strong that the poles holding up ...
... clock tower was (thats were the shootings took place, I think back in the 60's or 70's not sure). Anyway we walked around the campus and had lunch, took Kat and her friend to go shopping. Went to bed after we got back and it stormed all night until we got ready to go. Its nice not having to rush to the next race, we are just taking our time and driving about 300 miles a day.