San Antonio bound via El Paso

I woke up to my alarm, 8 a.m. It was COLD.Β  It has been so hot during the days that neither of us remembered to turn the thermostat on before we went to bed.

Morning tea, turmeric and ginger with a little bit of honey.

I kicked the generator on and heated some water for a nice hot cup of tea. 🍡 Awww. Warmed and dressed; ready to hit the road.  Thank you Deming Walmart for a safe place to sleep.  It was a bit noisy but good enough for a one nighter.

Craig put on his positive reinforcement podcast, like he does every morning. It is GOOD to hear positivity first thing in the morning. It is encouraging and feeds our souls.Β  Well, we hit the highway headed East bound listening to words of encouragement. First major city we will hit is Las Cruces, N.M.

Lots of wide open space on the 10 East as we head toward Las Cruces, NM.

We stopped at a Walmart in El Paso to pick up some DEF for our rig. Our energy was a little low so, while in the parking lot,Β  I fixed us a little snack. It consisted of a sliced apple 🍎 and banana 🍌with a dab of peanut butter, sprinkled with chia seeds. πŸ‘πŸ½ It hit the spot and will hold us for several hours.😁

It is a long drive from Deming to San Antonio with not much to see besides open highway, changing landscapes and big riggs.

New Mexico
A HUGH steel art road runnerΒ  on a hill in NM. It had to be at least 15 feet tall.
The Texas Star welcomed us.
I like the lines of this over pass in TX. Kind of artsy, ya think?
Border Patrol.
Border Patrol. The agent asked if we were American Citizens.πŸ€”
Nice overpass art.
The highway was chopped through the mountains inΒ TX. I love the different layers, colors and textures of the stone.
Look at those mountain walls.
Look at those layers, textures and colors!
A pecan farm in Texas.
Green landscape, nice change from all of the brown.

We saw lots of cattle and a couple of cotton fields. The ride is LONG with not too much see except the changing landscape. Besides chatting, Craig and I listen to music andΒ we sometimes name the cloud shapes, mountains and other sights. These LONG stretches get a little…redundant.

We dubbed the hill on the right “flat top.”
This mountain reminded Craig of a woman’s breast. So he dubbed it “tittie mountain.”🀭 SMH, only a man would see that.🀣 I couldn’t NOT see it after he said it.☺ I actually was looking at the road on that little hill (in front of tittie mt.) and how it was cut through the mountain.πŸ˜€
We have seen this guy on the highway with us for a couple hundred miles.
I dubbed this one Pyramid Pass. I find it amazing how man decided to just cut through it rather than build the road over it. πŸ€”
Those mountain walls. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½
A work of art.

We have been driving ALL DAY and seeing very little civilization. We filled our tank before we hit the road, as usual. It is almost 7 p.m. now and we are down to just below a quarter of a tank. (Anyone who knows me knows I will fill my tank at the half way point. I do not like my fuel tank below half. Carle, I KNOW you are laughing πŸ€£πŸ˜‚at me right now.πŸ˜‰) Thank God for this little town of Ozona; we can fill our fuel tank! Now to find someplace for the night and get some food in our bellies. Besides our little snack this morning and a handful of pecans, we have had nothing to eat. We are hungry. I am actually feeling a little hangry…πŸ€ͺ and tired.

I logged into my favorite travel app, Park Advisor, to help me find a place for the night. Sonora RV park in Sonora, Texas had one spot available. Full hook ups, no frills, for $22. Such a deal. The owner, Mark was leaving for the night, so his assistant Kevin met us at the front entrance and led us to our spot. It had begun to get dark so Kevin help guide Craig and chatted while he hooked us up. I immediately got into the kitchen to fix us some dinner. By now it was 8 p.m. and our stomachs were grumbling.

Craig is ready to eat!
Dinner tonight; teriyaki short ribs, 🍠 yams with cinnamon and honey and steamed veggies with butter, garlic and salt. It took me about 20 minutes to pull this together. It was delicious! Tell me, why does food taste so much better when you are hungry?πŸ€”

After dinner Craig has kitchen duty, so I hopped in the shower. Nothing like a nice hot shower after a long day on the road. We are about two and a half hours from San Antonio. We are so close, why didn’t we just keep on going? Simple, we were just too tired. Anyway, it is almost midnight and I am sleepy. Until tmro…✌🏽😴

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