"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yep, we’re in Texas

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Not a lot to write about today.  Just lots of driving and riding.  460 miles.  Drove through a severe weather system just West of Fort Worth.  Plenty of lightening and wind, but we made it through with no problems.

We have stopped for the night in a small Passport America park near Gordon, TX.  Middle of nowhere place but it is really nice for the price.  Neat clubhouse and Wi-Fi, along with satellite TV at our site.  So far, we are the only ones here.

I love to stumble upon folks that think like I do.  As the park is too far from town for cable or over the air signals, the owner provides satellite tv for those who want it.   With the wind blowing about 40 miles an hour, making it difficult to sit outside, I subscribed for the night.  $3.00 got me a remote control for the inside of the trailer, and my own receiver mounted on a pole outside the trailer.

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I connected the cable to the Casita, turned on our tv, and powered up the receiver.  Just point the remote at the receiver through the window of your trailer to change channels.  Nothing to it, though It’s hard to train the mind to point the remote out the window rather than toward the tv.  Smile  They have four of these setups in their little park.  Pretty ingenious, I thought.

Hope to make Las Cruces, NM tomorrow……jc


  1. That a unique way to get TV! Safe travels!

  2. Now that is ingenuity. Who would have believed?

  3. Ya headed for Q-site? Have a great time getting there. I so dreaded I-10 from Austin to El Paso but it was actually very enjoyable. Lighter traffic than I ever thought possible.

    1. Actually I-10 does not go through Austin. It goes through San Antonio. Normally when I pass Kerrville on I-10 there is little traffic all the way to El Paso. That is a route of mine about eight times a year.

  4. Almost as good as putting out a speaker at a drive-in movie....glad no problems through the storms. Hoping sunshine comes your way!

  5. That pointing the remote out the window would take a little getting used to. :)

  6. Wishing you a safe journey and perfect weather!

    Will be watching for some awesome sunset pictures from Q.

  7. Damn...those(us) Texas are an "innovative" bunch of little devils...haha....watch out for the high winds....have a safe trip..enjoy..Horst

  8. I have a hard time correctly aiming the remote at the tv in the house sometimes, so it would certainly be tricky pointing it out the window. If it works though, that's cool.


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