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Sunday, March 6, 2016, Oasis RV Park, Van Horn, TX, 239.9 Miles, 4,855.1 Miles for the Trip

Unfortunately, the light clouds around dinner time last night got heavier & heavier, and by dusk, completely overcast. I walked over to the observatory just in case, and there was a sign canceling the Star Party.

In the morning I packed up & left City of Rocks by 9:00AM, heading to Texas. As I drove through El Paso, I realized that that was one section of I10 I've never driven. I usually take US 62 & US 82 and bypass that section. After driving through El Paso on I10, I now know why! Very busy, lots of on ramps that drivers don't believe in yielding to the interstate traffic, etc. Anyhow, I made it through & reached Van Horn & the Oasis RV Park. A very old, typical "Next to the Interstate" RV park - pretty much what I like if I have to stay in a commercial campground for one overnight. A one room bathroom (with an interesting shower head - if you stop & use the one in the men's bathroom, what ever you do, don't try to tighten it to stop the spraying leak. It fell off in my hands & was difficult to thread back on.) Many would not be happy with the facilities, but they were clean, if a bit worn. They do have a pool, although I didn't use it.

Site 20, Oasis RV Park

Sites were $21.39 with a Good Sam discount - full hookups + cable & Free WiFi - no picnic table. Good Verizon & AT&T coverage.

I decided rather than setting up my own table (there isn't much room on the site) I'd try the Chuy's Mexican restaurant across the street. I had their #1 special, a combination of one of just about every standard Mexican restaurant item available. Far too much for me to eat everything, but very good.

Until tomorrow -

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