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Jun 9, 2018 - Day 2

Day 2 20180609 0930-1900 436 miles Woke up around 0600 to adventure number 3, a text from Marty saying that there was no water back at home. We called her and Kurt talked her through troubleshooting the electric at the well. She even used his multimeter! The troubleshooting pointed to the pressure switch at the well being bad. We called a well drilling company to come and make the repair before Marty had to leave for work. Dealing with issues in Arizona while in New Mexico via the internet and cell phone caused a late start (0930)....

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Apr 2, 2014 - Rolling Through the Texas Oil Patch

Today took us from green Texas to brown Texas. The surrounding country side once you get north of I20 and west of Stephenville looks like what most people thing of when they think of Texas. It’s mostly agricultural with cotton turning into rangeland with scrub vegetation. As we went further west, the landscape also began to look more southwestern with mesas visible on the horizon. Tt seemed like we were driving uphill most of the way. The temperature reached 90. Oil has been part of the history of the area since the early 20th Century and...

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Oct 14, 2009 - Lamesa, Texas

We try (and sometimes it takes an effort) to avoid the Interstate Highway System. The GPS kept trying to get us on I20 to get to Hurst, where we intended to visit the kids for a couple of nights. We decided to drive US180 and stubbornly stuck to our own route. Because we got a relatively late start leaving Carlsbad, we didn't get too far. We also stubbornly refuse to drive very late in the day, unless it is absolutely necessary. Quitting time found us near Lamesa, Texas, where a campground guide said there is a free camp ground at a...

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