Out of the campground and on the road by 10:40. Today was a short but very tiring drive because of the wind. It's so sad to pass the acres and acres of dried up pastureland and dried up water holes.
We stayed at the AOK Camper Park
on our first trip south in 2008. It's not fancy but it's cheap and offers the basic water, electric and sewer and that is good enough for us.
Got all set up and then the storm came!! Welcome to Texas!! This is one time I was truly scared. We didn't have a whole lot of thunder but we did have wind gusts of up to 70 mph (per the weather channel) and the horizontal rain. Those gusts were so strong, and they were hitting us broadside, that the living room slide was actually being pushed in!! We quick closed it all the way and that was sure a lot better. We were still a'rockin' and a'rollin' but not as bad. I took Taco, Nellie and Sam up into the bedroom with me to ride out the rest of the storm. With the slide in there wasn't a lot of room left for us.
Next day dawned bright and clear, though, so off we went for some geocaching. There used to be a military base
up the road from the campground and supposedly there were underground tunnels for the transport of A-bombs and other dangerous stuff from the base to the airport. There are a few buildings left from that time period and ownership is now divided among the City of Amarillo, the State of Texas, and the US Government. The link above points to a geocache but the owner of that cache has written quite a detailed description of the history of the base. See? We also learn history/geography/and other interesting facts about an area when we go geocaching!
Also paid a visit to the Alibates Flint Quarries
where we took a short walk through their nature gardens. They have guided tours but they are long and it was hot so we declined.
We also took a drive through part of Amarillo in search of something (I forget what). We did stop at the Quarterhorse Hall of Fame and Museum but it was closed. We did admire the beautiful bronze statues outside though. Maybe we'll make it inside the next trip through here.
Tomorrow, on to Foss, Oklahoma.