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Travel Blogs from Big Spring
... unable to stop because of traffic. He did offer to turn around and go back but we had recently done one U-turn for fuel, and nearly collided with the local Sheriff so, maybe not.
Suddenly we seemed to arrive on a plateau, we could see for miles it was so flat. And finally the oil wells and desert began to appear - isn't this ...
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Departure: 8:13 am
Arrival: 4:00 pm CTD, Texas RV Park of Big Spring, Big Spring, TX
Distance: 256 miles
Geraldine invited us in for breakfast in the morning, so we were up at 6:00 am to get ready. A quick (and delicious) breakfast of eggs, toast, and bacon, and Geraldine was off taking her kids to school ...
... so I didn't stop to take pictures of the town. It looked like a nice place to live with lots of "Now Hiring" signs posted.
From Artesia to the town of Cloudcroft (aptly named) the elevation climbs from 3500 feet to 8600 feet. The mountains were beautiful going up to Cloudcroft, but the much steeper descent (100 miles ascending vs. 20 miles descending and several runaway truck ramps) offered some ...
... next. For instance, shortly after getting on the road yesterday morning I passed through the town of Kyle. Very quaint with lots of trees and hills on the horizon. There I stumbled upon Kyle's Earth Day fair. Lots of barbecued meats (not for me, thank-you) local crafts and a live band. It was only ten o'clock in the morning, but there were lots of families, ...
The winds were bad today and we decided to just stop in Big Spring TX at a Wal-Mart for the evening. We were the only rig in the lot. They did have an area out of the way which was just fine for the evening.
The following photo was taken in Fredericksburg. If you come to Texas be very careful what you say about politics. These folks have strong opinions and loaded guns!