On the road to finding Christmas!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
150Trip End May 16, 2008
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I stopped at the Texas Tourist Information Center when I passed into the state from Louisiana. I grabbed dozens of brochures and booklets of places to see in Texas. The information was organized by region. I didn't grab anything from the north east because I was positive I wouldn't be heading towards Dallas. Now I had a pile of disorganized pamphlets. Who knew where in Texas these places were situated. I found those that were from the Gulf coast...Galveston and Corpus Christi. Those are now in the garbage.
San Angelo... Lubbock...Amarillo...Albuquerque!
I did some research on Austin, the State Capital. Would be nice to visit, but it's about an hour and a half north east of San Antonio. I'm heading north west. Skip it! Next time!
Today was errand, or, to-do day...again. These days seem to pop up every so often. Part of life. Certain mundane things in life have to get done no matter how long you try to ignore them. It was time to change the oil in the truck. I've done another 5-6000 kilometres since I left Orlando. The guys at the oil change place liked my travelling companion, O-Hi-O, strapped into the passenger seat. Washed my truck real well. I hadn't done a good job of it for a while. More groceries. Then I washed the trailer. I hadn't done that since I was in Kingston, way back in October. I think the dirt was baked on. I'll definitely need to scrub it down when I get back home. As I was washing the trailer a couple from Edmonton, Alberta came by and said Hi. I had noticed their motor home towards the exit of the campground as I was leaving earlier in the day. They've been gone since mid-October and had headed to the west coast. They've been zig-zagging east since then. They had passed through San Antonio before but it was colder then so they had to come back.
When I arrived in San Antonio I realized the trailer brakes weren't working properly. A loose connection. I fixed that the day I arrived. I knew exactly what to look for because the same thing had happened to me last July when I went camping with Nick to Fernie, BC. At that time I was frustrated because I couldn't figure out the problem. Now I'm glad it happened at that time so that now I knew exactly what to look for. Everything happens for a reason!
I was able to find an internet connection within my trailer. I had to perch myself on the end of my bed and if I was lucky it would last long enough for me to upload my blog entries. A couple of times I had to start over because the signal would disappear. Some interference from somewhere.
I forgot to mention something the other day. When I was walking around downtown San Antonio I felt something fly or fall in around my ear. I didn't think anything of it. When I went to bed I started feeling and hearing something moving inside my ear. I grab a Q-tip and nothing comes out. I go back to bed but I can't fall asleep because there definitely was something deep inside my ear. Finally a tiny insect crawls out and falls onto the bed. Now that was a weird sensation.
I watched the last of my romance movies tonight. The Holiday. I hate it when I have to pause the movie while I'm watching it. It's a happy movie. Happy movies make me cry. Then I have to pause the movie to wipe away my tears. Crying cleans the soul. Life becomes clearer with a clean soul.
Well I should start packing up to leave. Always something to do...and my destination....
The Christmas Mountains. I'm heading west towards the Mexican border at Del Rio. Then I'm going to follow the border and watch the Mexicans make a run for freedom across the Rio Grande. My wish was to see things that are different then what I've been seeing. The Big Bend National Park book was the last one that I looked at. It glowed, a sign that that was where I should be heading. Some of the pamphlets I picked up are along this route. Another sign that the path I'm following is the right one. By the time I get to New Mexico to the west I will have bypassed all of the Interstate in Texas. Didn't I say something a few days back about that. Doesn't the Genie say, "Your Wish, is My Command!" ?
Think It! Feel It! Live It!