Sunday, August 06, 2006

Alaska Day 82

Saturday August 5, 2006 Clines Corners NM to Denton TX Log 565 Miles

We are greeted by sunrise of pink, orange and yellow reflected on the scattered clouds, and welcomed to Texas. It is comforting to see Texas, but it is also sad to realize that we are so close to the end of this part of our journey. Strange to again be seeing sights familiar, like TA and Love's fuel stop with Carl's Jr. restaurant, and to think we could be home tomorow. We are now afraid of the dark, as it comes upon us while we are still awake and lasts about nine hours, instead of zero.

In Texas along I-40 we see fresh plowed fields, crops growing, then a large burn area with a plowed fire-break. We really know we are in Texas now when we see a giant watermelon on a flatbed trailer advertising the store behind it. And cows.......... Then at Denton we head for Camping World like kids in a candy store, but all we purchase are a ladder and vegetable steamer basket.

Jake plays fetch the dummy until the 103 degree F chases him inside the RV for cooling off. Welcome to Texas!

Pictures are here.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

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