2011 Trip across the US
2012 Trip across the US
2014 Trip across the US
2015 Trip to Alaska
2015-16 Southwest Trip
2016 New England Trip
2016 - 17 Southwest Trip
2017 - 18 Trip to Pick Up a New Escape 21 Trailer & More
2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
2019 - 20 Trip to the Southwest
Sunday, March 13, Fort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany, TX - 260.6 Miles, 5,629.6 Miles for the Trip
Another cool morning, although only down to 30°F and nothing froze other than my fingers getting the trailer ready to leave. I stopped at the Odessa Walmart to replace one of thee baby locks I use to keep a set of cabinet doors closed while driving - the washboard road I drove on by mistake broke the plastic lock I had on the doors. They come in pairs, but of course I left the second one at home, so now I have 2 spares. I also picked up some frozen meals and finally found a Marie Callender's large pot pie. Turkey rather than my favorite chicken with mushrooms, but at least I found one.
I hit Fort Griffin around 2:30. The campground is first come, but you need to check in at the park visitor center. I went to the visitor center before I hit the campground, so the attendant picked a site that he was fairly sure would be empty. He said if there was someone it the site, just pick another one & they would straighten out the paperwork. Nobody in site 2, which is a level site on gravel, water & electric for $15.00 per night. While labeled as a state park, I don't think it is part of the Texas State Park system - different reservation process & no daily per person charge. Reservations by phone, not the Texas State Park reservations system. When you reserve, they guarantee a space, but not a specific one. Different prices for tent, electric & water & full hookup sites.
After setting up, I headed for the campground shower. I rate the shower an "A". 2 hooks well out of the shower spray, a bench, standard showerhead with plenty of hot water, shower curtain & a good sized dressing area. All I could ask for is to have the showerhead 6" higher, and the building a bit warmer - the block construction holds in last night's cold even with an outside temperature of 71°F.
Afte my shower I made my usual Sunday phone calls - both my son Kyle & Anne & Guido went from green lawn to 6" of snow yesterday. I read that Tennessee got 6" - 8" of snow from the same storm - sure hope all that is gone by the time I hit the state.
Dinner was a turkey sandwich & a salad.
Until Tomorrow -
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