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Old 11-25-2014, 06:57 AM   #27287
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Hello Mutants !!!

Well we landed in Abilene, TX last night, and it was by hook and crook that we made it all in one piece. Marcia and I were going to and had every intention to go 635 to 20 and blissfully westward ho from there, BUT, we missed the turn onto 635 south and so forged forth into the DFW area on I30 we saw only one tie up of construction origin, and one small import skittering from the left lanes to the right because one of its left wheels fell off its chassis, but made it we did all in one piece no thanks to the stress inducing narrow lanes and truckers that like to shake hands as they miss your mirrors by tenths of an inch.

So today we will push on towards El Paso, TX it should be a sedate drive compared to yesterday,

Welcome #101 to our fold, you couldn't have landed in a better spot.

Dwayne where in AZ are ya ??

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Hey Do and Larry if y'all are on the mend and not contagious, give us a shout. !!

Cheers !!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:16 AM   #27289
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Morning Jeff. Hi Marcia. Can you say 380 at Greenville to Decatur. Or at least help me understand how any of that was worth 30 or 45 minutes. Also - when ya get to McKinney - I believe ya can usually find room to park here or near it...
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #27290
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Annie just looked out the window and said... Sue and Martin didn't have to leave... there's nobody in their space...

I know you will enjoy the roughing it though. We await the pictures...
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Hey Steve,

We are way past McKinney, and are in Abilene, TX. It would have been much easier to go around, and it was our intention to do so, but, we missed our exit and had to journey on as turning around at the next exit would have been counter productive. As it was, it could have been much worse. Anyway, we made it and didn't end up needing any medication. I am thankful for the support of my mutant siblings none the less.

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Old 11-25-2014, 08:42 AM   #27292
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Hey now... I don't know how these things happened but I didn't have anything to do with it...

I do send positive mutations to all...

Yeh, yeh, yeh, mmm-hmmm. Got to admit you seem to be the common denominator. However, I believe you. Thousands wouldn't. 😇

I would accept summa them good vibes for 🎶 good, good mutations 🎶 and return them twofold.

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Old 11-25-2014, 08:44 AM   #27293
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Kids? We have kids here now? Now we gotta behave?...
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Hey Do and Larry if y'all are on the mend and not contagious, give us a shout. !!

Cheers !!!

I think we are past contagious...... Check back after lunch and we can let you know better how Larry is feeling..... But he is better each hour.......

We are in the Fort Bliss RV Park, you have to be military to stay here, but it is easy and cheap..... Also the new Mutants, Don and Misty are here, but we havent met them yet. He still works. On the map, hwy 54 and Ellerthorpe Rd.

Havent even checked out a food place... I am really craving mex food, but have no suggestions....

Do you know anytng about the area? Where are you gonna stop?







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Hey Steve,

We are way past McKinney, and are in Abilene, TX. It would have been much easier to go around, and it was our intention to do so, but, we missed our exit and had to journey on as turning around at the next exit would have been counter productive. As it was, it could have been much worse. Anyway, we made it and didn't end up needing any medication. I am thankful for the support of my mutant siblings none the less.

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I was just sayin - had ya taken 380 - you would have driven 1000 feet from some of the best BBQ anywhere... and not missed a turn etc.

I have been to Abilene. Was stationed in Lubbock. Visited base there once years ago.
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Annie just looked out the window and said... Sue and Martin didn't have to leave... there's nobody in their space...

I know you will enjoy the roughing it though. We await the pictures...

😥 Oh well. Such is the 🌈. Besides, we coulda had way too much jolliment, and you would never have gotten anything else done. True dat?

Tell ya what, though: we've never seen so many skeeters in one place as here. Even as cool as it was last night, they were hanging in clouds around the camper doors. Not even Naples (FL) equals this, and that's going some.

Too early for pics, and someone threw a blanket over the sun, but you can bet yer bippy I'll go walk the beach later on!

Ts ta!
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It's okay. I was smart to marry me a mechanically-minded man after all. He got us in, after the area's best locksmith said he couldn't undo an RV lock. We didn't even break the window. Not the glass, anyway; the gasket may be another story.

I wondered about the luck of us folk leaving Rockport. Air springs, careless drivers, lockouts .... What next?


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So, a few times in our travels I have fat fingered the lever lock and locked myself out. Each time Earlene was inside the MH, so as embarrassing as it was I had to knock on the door for her to let me back in. I am now very careful when we step outside together because she typially does not hake her set of keys with her when we are just going to walk. However, she has the annoying, but necessary. way of asking me everytime before the door closes if I have my keys.

I think I have remedied this situation. I ut one of those realator locks in the propane compartment with both a door/bay key and ignition key, just in case. It works! Ever since I put that in there I have never locked myself out.


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Ok here is a update shara is feeling better. I've got the jeep patched up. And I went to the orthopedic surgeon today for my knee and oh my god if they offer you a cortisone shot say NO WAY it hurts worse now then it did. He wants to cut on it but I think I'll wait till I get to my old doctor that fixed my other one. So things are looking up shara and the jeep are better and me I'll be fine.
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I think we are past contagious...... Check back after lunch and we can let you know better how Larry is feeling..... But he is better each hour.......

We are in the Fort Bliss RV Park, you have to be military to stay here, but it is easy and cheap..... Also the new Mutants, Don and Misty are here, but we havent met them yet. He still works. On the map, hwy 54 and Ellerthorpe Rd.

Havent even checked out a food place... I am really craving mex food, but have no suggestions....

Do you know anytng about the area? Where are you gonna stop?

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Di and Larry, If Jeff hasn't made accommodations anywhere, check with the RV camp and see if they have room for an overnight guest. Typically there are two ways to gt a guest through the gate. First is to park them somewhere and take all their paper work to the visitor center and get a pass. This is very good if they are going to be there for awhile. The easy way at 99% of the installations is to have someone with a military ID card in the vehicle when they come through the gate. At least that is the way it has worked for me.

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😥 Oh well. Such is the 🌈. Besides, we coulda had way too much jolliment, and you would never have gotten anything else done. True dat?

Tell ya what, though: we've never seen so many skeeters in one place as here. Even as cool as it was last night, they were hanging in clouds around the camper doors. Not even Naples (FL) equals this, and that's going some.

Too early for pics, and someone threw a blanket over the sun, but you can bet yer bippy I'll go walk the beach later on!

Ts ta!
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Jeff, I'm so surprised, since you wanted to get to where you are going quickly, that you didn't put on your little ballerina tutu and click your heels together.

What a mental picture that conjures up.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:23 AM   #27298
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Jeff. They said you hafta be blood relative to get you in. Only a couple of sites empty and that was a couple hours ago before we went to the base exchange. This is the biggest one i have been to.

Still have not any ideas. Place to eat etc. i could google but lol. That is not a recommendation.

Give us a shout. I sent my cell number by pm


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Wayne, we bought 2 ThermaCells plus refills. Opened the first one last night & I will take it outside with me from now on! Didn't have it while we were locked out, worse luck!

Next thing is to light a nice smokey fire. And sit in the smoke, cough, sputter, wipe eyes. Last camper left us some great (wet!) firewood to start with.

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