It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Better Improvement, More Miles and Nearing Our Destination

Our Location today is Midland, Texas, U.S.A. 

Even though I was wide awake by 7:00 this morning seeing Kathy sleeping so peacefully made me think she needed to sleep longer.  Just before 8:00 this morning nature told her it was time to get moving for the day. Other than having clothes still carefully piled on the living room chairs it didn’t take very long to get ourselves ready to roll.  
As Kathy started setting up the GPS and I washed the road debris from the windshield we discussed what we had to do to fix up the closet. Saying that we needed to find a Lowes or Home Depot to get what we really needed to fix it I looked up from my chore to see a Lowes directly across the road from Walmart. 
Inside the Lowes store we looked at different options and found some metal Clothing Rods for the closet that are not overly heavy but will definitely support the weight of our clothes. Even though I’d purchased some metal support brackets at Walmart last night today we found brackets that are better made with wider carrying shoulders. Once I get around to finishing this modification we won’t be worrying about any future problems with it.  
Walking back to the trailer with our purchases we noticed a Verizon Outlet. We stopped it to inquire why when we are in the middle of doing things on our computers we suddenly get dropped by our own MiFi Hot Spot. The gentleman explained it the best he could so we’ll just have to keep an eye on it. 
I-30 heading towards Dallas.
Since we hadn’t eaten breakfast and there was no place at either the Lowes or Walmart plazas we kept an eye open for something as we drove towards I-30. We didn’t see anywhere with a large enough parking lot so the next thing we knew we were headed west bound on the highway before we spotted anything. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quick enough to respond to the Short Off-Ramps that are so common in Texas so we ended up parking in another Lowes parking lot and having breakfast at a Chick-fil-a around 10:00. It was quick inexpensive and comparable to eating at a McDonalds. 
Dallas Skyline from I-30 westbound.
It was a good thing we had a full tank of Fuel because going through the Dallas/Fort Worth area traveling on I-30 was hard enough without having to worry about our next fuel stop. Even then the GPS kept trying to have us turn around to go someplace we had no intention of going. It was after 3:00 when we finally stopped at a Flying J on I-20 to top off our fuel tanks and to have our supper at Denny’s. Since we are only eating twice a day we enjoyed the Tilapia off the Seniors Menu but topped it off with a Dessert.
 Westbound I-20 after Fort Worth.
Cactus growing along the roadside.
We pushed on trying to get as many miles in as we could before the sun went down. It was a bit of a strain driving directly in the direction of the setting sun but Kathy managed to get some beautiful pictures in the process. 
Trains running next to the highway.
It was nearly 7:00 when we parked at the Midland, Texas Walmart for the night. We walked around inside trying to limber up after another 417.8-mile-long day on the road. A warm shower and a comfortable bed are calling our names. 
Tomorrow will be the last long day on the road so we can sit for a while get things straightened around and maybe even do some touring. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
All today's pictures
taken by Kathy.

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  1. We know that Walmart in Midland Texas quite well were stranded there on dec 3rd a few years ago for 3 days major ice storm and roads closed.

  2. Those are sure long driving days you have been doing.

  3. Dallas/FT Worth has the worse interchanges we have ever seen. We were there once. Enjoyed our visit but will not go back because of those Short Off-Ramps. Whoever designed their highways must have been drinking when he did it.

  4. We have done those 400+ mile days also. It is nice to be able to sit for awhile and take it easy.

  5. Why are you driving so far in a day. I thought you were retired.