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Mar 31, 2019 - Last night in El Paso...thank goodness...

Tomorrow we hope to hit the road early. The stay here in El Paso has been a true roller coaster ride but hopefully we are leaving in not too bad a shape. Tomorrow the winds are back down to a manageable 5 - 10 mph as opposed to the 25 - 35 mph with gusts in excess of 40 mph. Let me assure you the meteorologists were correct unless they understated the wind velocity. But now is time to share the roller coaster ride of the last few days. Thursday morning we were up early and ready for the tech to come get the Bus. At 7:30 he was not here. I...

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Mar 27, 2019 - The last three days have been a ride..

Three days have passed quickly but they have been exhausting. Monday started with us having a little later breakfast than those other coaches next to us that had a 6:00 a.m. start into a bay. We managed to get up to the service desk to discuss our scheduled 10:00 a.m. move into a bay. We went back after making sure they had all of our information...after all we had only left the service area on Friday. By 10:00 a.m. a tech came to pick up our Bus. We looked at the issues in the engine area and discussed how the coolant had leaked all over...

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Mar 26, 2019 - Arrived in El Paso

Left Fort Davis State Park on our way to a state Park that was on our list but as it turned out our gas was running so low that it was shorter to go to the next town of El Paso. We finally got to a gas station on fumes ( filled up with 18 gallons and the tank only holds 18 gallons. Swoo,,!!!!!! Font a RV Park in town called the Road Runner which was very clean.

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Mar 26, 2019 - El Paso

Got into ElPaso last night.we had change of plans not staying at a state campsite. But we found a great site right out of town. We rode down to see The Wall. Well you have to park your car and walk the crosswalk. We are so glad we didn’t try to drive across the border. You are told to get Mexican car insurance for the day and besides that there is an endless line of cars going from Mexico to US. Well once again I think I need to write reviews on Yelp about public restrooms. This one that is at the start of our walk was Jetson...

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4 Rolling Stones

Feb 11, 2019 - El Paso, TX - An unplanned visit to Firestone

After a breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express, we continued our journey. In west Texas, the speed limit is 85 mph. So we were taking advantage of that and mading good time. We were about 20 miles east of El Paso in the left lane passing a vehicle, when BOOM. At first we didn’t know what is was, then we felt the car vibrating. It was a blowout. Thankfully, we were able to safely merge right to the shoulder of the interstate. We unloaded all the luggage and set it on the side of the road. Then got the spare out and installed it. We drove into...

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2019 Travels

Oct 20, 2018 - El Paso

When I was doing some planning last night I found out the aerial tram I’d planned on taking had ceased operations on September 13th due to an “overabundance of caution” as the result of some safety concerns. Kind of glad I wasn’t able to do it! That got me to thinking that perhaps I could do the things I wanted to do here in El Paso in one day rather than two. So I booked a room for tomorrow night at the TownePlace Suites I’m staying at in Albuquerque and told them here that I’d be checking out a day early. First stop today was at the...

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Oct 19, 2018 - The Most Famous Western Town in the World

This was primarily another driving day, from Phoenix to El Paso, but I did schedule a stop in Tombstone which is 25 miles south of I-10 about 50 miles east of Tucson. Tombstone is where folks like Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and Doc Holiday hung out in the late 1800s. The Birdcage Theater apparently is rather famous as a cabaret type place (although it was relatively small) where the characters of the day came to drink, gamble, and listen to music. There were also a couple of small rooms on the lower level where the “ladies of the night”...

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Oct 10, 2018 - Abilene to El Paso

Stayed at the Abilene KOA Journey then headed on Oct 11 to El Paso. Stayed at Mission RV in El Paso - super place, indoor pool, lots of amenities, and although just at the east end of the city, and nestled among the beginning of their "spaghetti city" freeways, it was surprisingly quiet. Nice after a very busy couple of days on the highway.

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Scholz Adventures

May 13, 2018 - Georgia through Texas

My last update was April 20, 2018 and was from Lake Lanier. Deb and I finished our stay at Bolden Mills COE campground. We actually stayed 16 days rather than the scheduled 14 days. On May 2nd we moved the 40 miles or so to Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA to be closer to the graduation at UGA in Athens. Reservations at Fort Yargo guarantee you a spot but site selection is first come, first serve. There are 10 sites that have lake frontage so upon check in we headed to those. There was one lakeside site open so Deb got that one. I drove...

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2018 Travel Homepage

Mar 1, 2018 - By the Time I Get to Phoenix (well, Tucson)

When we left Midland, Larry said, "I'm through staying at WalMart." So guess where we stayed last night in El Paso. That's right. WalMart. But it was all good. Except for the wind. Oh my goodness. It was howling and cold. We had to turn on the heat for the first time.But there was a Texas Roadhouse next door so it worked out well. We left El Paso before daylight and saw a beautiful full moon and the twinkling lights of Juarez. I was sort of glad to be missing the daylight view of Juarez. The first time I saw it in 2012 I was appalled at the...

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Dec 7, 2017 - Anthony TX

Thu, 07 Dec: A cold one... We got cold overnite. The temperature in Lordsburg dropped to the low forties and it got a tad chilly inside the coach. We threw some extra blankets on the bed and were snug and toasty in our cocoon. Getting up for our inevitable "midnite potty run" wasn't very pleasant tho... We turned on the bedroom furnace about 0500 and by the time we got out of bed it was tolerable. The salon, however, was another matter. When we exited our bedroom it was 46°F in the salon. Turning on the front furnace helped with that....

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2017 Travels

Aug 11, 2017 - El Paso and Chamizal NM

We decide to press on to El Paso which has grown tremendously since I was here last. Our stop for the night is the Mission Trail MH and RV Park. Not much to look at but there is one spot left, pull through and 50 amps for only $25. We get set up and set out to find the Chamizal National Memorial. Chamizal celebrates the peaceful settlement of a long standing dispute over the international border between Mexico and the United States. In 1864 massive flooding altered the course of the Rio Grande and started a 100-year dispute over the exact...

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