This is late due to the unavailability of Wi-Fi....this was posted via live writer...not my preferred method ...I don't think the photo's will enlarge.
Last evening(Sunday) I was all pumped up about being in Taos by Tuesday….went to bed early to insure I got plenty of “Beauty Sleep”. My eyes where closed but my brain was still racing a mile a minute….plus it was so quiet that it was eerie…I must have dozed off after 11pm…at 1130 I heard a vehicle…Mmmm, the County Park closes at 10pm…so why is anyone driving around. As I pulled back the curtain I saw I police car using a search light going around the various drives….Should this concern me?( I am the only one camping at the park)…I found the phone number of the local police station called and asked if they where just doing routine runs or should I be concerned….Yup it was one of several trips they make every night…. well great!!…Got back to sleep around midnight and bam …..around 0300 the sky opened up….Lighting, thunder, wind, and torrential rain..it was coming down in buckets….and would not stop…by 0900 I knew I was not going to make Dumas, …now what..looks like I won’t get to to New Mexico or Colorado to connect with Rob, though that window appeared to be closing already..
I made a decision I would go to Caprock Canyons State Park…..regroup, stay a couple days and look at options on where to head next ….I hitched up even though it was raining…when I looked at my weather app. it appeared that going further north would be the ticket….By the time I was hitched I looked and felt like a wet dog and smelled just about the same…but away I went…..heading North and hopefully out of the storm!
Went north towards Sweetwater(Hw. 70)…about 30 miles south of Sweetwater and continuing north where more wind turbines then I have ever come across…amazing sight… next got on l-20 west for ..about 10 miles , off at us-84..mostly a 4 lane road…and very few towns…a lonely drive….the good news..I finally outran the storm …I arrived at Post, TX. and took Hw. 207 north to Floydada(pumpkin capital of the USA) headed east and Quitaque(pronounced kittyque) and a couple 3 miles north I was at the State Park…it was getting hot…got settled and noticed my smart phone isn’t too smart here…not even 1g…the CG Wi-Fi is only good if you go to the office and sit right on it….so my posts will have a slight delay…..I am using live writer at this time….we’ll see how that plays out..well stay here until Wednesday and continue to meander to New Mexico….
I leave you with a couple photos of the Park..Next Post will be about Caprock Canyons…with some more photo’s…I hope…Till then…Safe Journey…Horst sends