And it’s raining like cat’s and dog’s! I’m not complaining because Texas needs lots of rain. The streets are flooded, typical for West Texas.
We made the trip of approximately 240 miles without a hitch. Our plan was to stay at a friend’s house, park in their driveway and plug-in to their 120 volt. The driveway was too narrow so we decided to go on over to Abilene RV Park just off I-20. I called the local KOA just to see what their rates were and decided that we made a good choice. I knew what their park was like and wasn’t very impressed with it.
The park hosts gave us a small discount due to the fact I’m a Viet Nam Vet. Other discounts are available like Good Sam;s, AARP, AAA and so on. Nothing for FMCA, bummer. At this point, every little bit helps! It is a tight fit for a 40′ coach, very narrow with gravel for parking. They do have 50 amp service for those hot months of A/C use.
Becky went over to visit with her Mom for a few hours and I headed to the RV Park to get set up. Just as I got parked it got real nasty. Lots of thunder and lightning with a bunch of rain. Some areas have received as much as 4 inches. With more rain in the forecast for Sunday it’s going to be one of those umbrella days. I told Becky, get used to it. As the Pacific Northwest is wet and soggy for the next several months.
We had a wonderful dinner last night with friends at Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant. Becky went to school with the group so it was like a mini reunion. The food and service were spectacular!
This is how Abilene looked like back in the Old Wild West days. It was a pretty rough town back then. Famous for gun fights and rowdy cowboy’s after a dusty trail ride.
Abilene’s largest employer is Dyess Air Force Base, the home of the B1 bomber and 7th bomber wing. I remember while we visited Becky’s parents just north of the base, the B1’s would take off and rattle the windows of their house. They are a powerful and amazing machine. I remember talking with one of the pilots a few years back. He told me they fly upgraded planes from here to the war zone and bring back ones that need major repair.
We leave here Tuesday afternoon for Midland to overnight. Then travel to El Paso Wednesday morning. That is a very boring drive with nothing to look at for 6-8 hours. This is one of my least favorite highway’s to travel on. Not many stops along the way either. It’s one of those ugly stretches of Interstate!
I will have to come back and update the links. The storm has knocked out the parks WiFi, which is very typical for West Texas. I’m using my Android X to tether my mobile hotspot and the signal is pretty weak most of the time. That is also a common problem for this area.
Abilene RV Park Link is updated.