Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Leaving NM in the rain

Raining in TX too (of course!)

Lots of agriculture in West Texas - cotton, grain sorghum & pecans

Lots of oil wells - & more being drilled

And wind turbines - Texas is all about energy

From flat to mesas in West Texas

Cotton gins

This is where we spent Monday nite

Left in the dark Tuesday morning - lights still on the wind...

This rancher earning energy dollars 2 ways!

Clouds so low the blades disappeared into them

Sun trying to break thru

We were on back roads so went thru lots of small towns


Paint Rock is the Concho County seat

Not so much agriculture as we approach the hill country

Couple of nice ranch gates & a lovely ranch

Getting into Texas Hill County


Home in Peach Country RV Park in Stonewall for 2 weeks

Well we drove thru rain showers for 2 days but we made it safely to Stonewall, TX, in the Fredericksburg area & now we can enjoy this area for the next 2 weeks.

Monday morning we left New Mexico & entered Texas less than 10 miles from the Elks Lodge in Clovis. We were in really flat country most of Monday but were interested in seeing all the agriculture out there - cotton, pinto beans (had never seen the long bean pods hanging on the relatively small plants - very interesting), corn, grain sorghum, & pecans. There were also lots of large dairies. Then we got into the oil wells & wind turbines. Always something to see!

We spent Monday night in Sweetwater, TX, at Bar J Hitchin Post RV - between the freeway & the railroad tracks. It was a very nice rv park but not the most quiet or restful.

Yesterday morning we were up & out early (still dark) to try to get to Stonewall & set up before the rain set in there. We left in the rain & drove thru rain most of the morning but were able to get set up in Stonewall & even walk Callie before the heavy rain came. Not as much agriculture in our drive yesterday - more oil, wind turbines, cattle, hay & eventually vineyards as we reached the Hill Country. We were on the "blue highways" all the way so drove thru lots of small Texas towns. Not sure how there can be so many county courthouses - seems like almost every small town has one. As we got into the Hill Country we started to see German names on all the roads & businesses. We passed a Kruse Road & then saw a Kruse Ranches sign (it's a real estate company that specializes in ranches).

We got to Peach Country RV Park in Stonewall (our favorite because of the large rv sites & relatively low rates for the area) before noon. It rained pretty hard in the afternoon but we were all set up & snuggled in. Judi even took a nap - very unusual. (David taking a nap is so usual we don't even mention it. Ha!)

We'll be here for 2 weeks - thru the Fredericksburg Octoberfest. Looking forward to getting reacquainted with this area.

More later...

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