Monday, August 12, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (93)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (93)

08/12/2019 Travel Day – Shamrock, Texas


Start Location:
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Mileage:  58,231.0

End Location:
End Time: 12:55 p.m.
Mileage: 58,481.4
Cost Per Night: $20.00 USD
Weather: 69 – 103 F with Rain, Thunder, & Lightning
Route:
  • 83 South
  • Detour through Garden City Due to Road Closure
  • 83 South
  • 60 West
  • 83 South

Paul had to fix the bolt that keeps the spare tire from wiggling. It was just 8:00 a.m. and already so muggy he was sweaty when he finished.

We had to take a detour due to a road closure on the U-50. They were removing and reconstructing the concrete pavement. We notice that the Oklahoma roads were a lot rougher than the roads in Kansas.

After driving for 200 miles, we wanted to stop to give Paul a chance to stretch; however the only rest stop available was chaotic. It was very small and there was trash everywhere which, of course brought the nasty bugs.

Our host for the night were a husband and wife team. They bought the park a year prior and were in the process fixing it up. It is a huge area and we were one of three over-nighting. The hookups were great and the scenery awesome. This place will be tremendous once they are finished.

We did all our laundry despite the 103-degree temperature and threat of thunderstorms. Their laundry facility was clean and spacious. The bathrooms were closed due to repairs, but we are self-contained, so it did not matter.

Wildlife Spotted: Slow Rabbit; Not So Wild Animals: Donkey, Horses, Cattle

This Old Building is Dwarfed by the Majestic Sky
This Old Building is Dwarfed by the Majestic Sky

Thunderstorms A Coming  (Texas Route 66 RV Park)
Thunderstorms A Coming (Texas Route 66 RV Park)

 What an Ignominy – We did not Stop
What an Ignominy – We did not Stop

Our Spot at Texas Route 66 RV Park – No Number Yet
Our Spot at Texas Route 66 RV Park – No Number Yet

Texas Route 66 RV Park is Under New Management & Renovation
Texas Route 66 RV Park is Under New Management & Renovation

Scott City to Shamrock, Texas
Scott City to Shamrock, Texas

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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