(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 cell phone)
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Before leaving Amarillo, I found a nice RV museum located inside one of the RV dealerships. It seems to be the personal collection of the owner and some of his friends. The price was right (free) and I had some time so I went inside. There were several vintage RV's and motorcycles. It was good to wander around through the past. I took several pictures, but due to the small space of the museum, only a few turned out.
|I liked the motorcycle but I also liked|
the old metal flyswatter on the left.
I remember those, do you?
|This picture gives an idea of the layout|
of the place. The RV bus is from the
Robin WIlliams movie
|Sunrise over Oasis RV Park|
Amarillo surprised me. I wasn't expecting such a nice place that had so many good vibrations. I will add it to my list of "good vib places". There's a lesson to be learned in there somewhere.
I pulled out of Amarillo early with a 325 mile tow ahead of me. I violated my "rule of 2's" but it was OK, this time. What is the "rule of 2's"? It's "travel no more than 200 miles per day, get to the campground by 2:00 and stay at least 2 days." Well, I definitely blew the 200 mile and 2:00 part, but will be staying here for 3 days to make up for it. Here is, San Angelo State Park. I chose it because it is along the way to where I'm going, which is the Galveston area. There are a couple things to see here, but not sure if I will be able to do them due to bad weather being predicted for this area over the next few days. I left Amarillo before the rains hit there and dodged some pretty bad looking thunder-busters as I passed through Lubbock. I would like to see this place get some rain to help break the drought they are in, but maybe not heavy rain while I'm here.
|Typical landscape in the Texas Panhandle. I passed miles and miles of cultivated fields on both sides of the highway. This is in stark contrast to the many fields that are laying fallow in several of the southern states.|
|This was the only tree for many miles. I would imagine everyone has been protecting it for a long time.|
|It's not a good picture, but those are bales of cotton in the distance. I passed mile after mile of cotton fields. All were in different stages of harvesting. I hadn't realized this part of Texas was such a large cotton producer.|
|As the land started changing from farm land to cattle range, wind farms started showing up.|
|This is what a lot of the area looks like around here. Hilly and dry.|
|The boat ramp in the park indicates the low water level of the lake due to the drought. Based on the dam, I would estimate it to be about 20 feet low, at least.|
|This is my campsite for the next few days.|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.