Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Pecos, Texas, United States

Apr 26, 2018 - Let's go to Texas

Thursday - Up early preparing to leave. We were around and almost ready to go at 9:00 a.m. when Pat and Bridget walked up to our space. They were ready and wanted to know if we wanted to travel together until we split. We decided not to try this since I had to stop somewhere to get diesel and we had to go through El Paso. So after hugs and plans to get together again soon they headed out. We finished our hookup and checkup and pulled out at 9:25 a.m. Then it was down US 54 toward El Paso. After a long drive through the Fort Bliss testing...

Jump to full entry

Dec 14, 2014 - Leg 2 of my Apache Junction Trip

Another easy drive. Drove about 250 miles yesterday to get to Pecos, TX home of Judge Roy Bean and the first rodeo. Did not mention weather in my last post. But the weather has been very nice for the past 3 days and forecast nice for today. Now when I get to Deming per the forecast it is forecast to be cool. But no snow or rain maybe a light freeze. TraPark is much nicer than my previous campground. Really looking forward to Apache Junction.

Jump to full entry

Mar 7, 2014 - In the oil fields of West Texas

About 9AM we departed Las Cruces, which is a very early departure for us. About 30 minutes later we were in El Paso and decided to have breakfast at the Cracker Barrel. Once we were filled up found the closest Flying J and fueled up the motorhome with diesel for our journey across West Texas to Pecos. There was some wind to our backs so it was a good travel day. Lots of wide open spaces. As we neared Pecos, it became evident we are in oil country. One of the oil field workers staying in this park mentioned he had heard through the grapevine...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Dream On

Apr 16, 2013 - Rock Farming

Last night we had someone try to hack our Internet hotspot which shut it down. I could not save my entry. Our drive was all about rumble strips to slow you down, there were warning signs, the border patrol check points, an 80 mph speed limit, excitement over spotting a distant dust trail. The only rest area we stopped at was a quarter mile walk to the bathroom. Dick was tempted to pee in the dog walk rather than make the hike. I discouraged him by saying I'd borrow a leash. A lady with a dog over heard us an offered him a human treat if...

Jump to full entry

Feb 20, 2013 - From hill country to high plains

Easy day today. Drove from Sonora to Pecos tx . Left the hill country to the plains . Very flat but still at 2500 ft above sea level. Ground is mostly small rocks , very little soil. Small shrubs and cactus are all that grows. Oil country. Very windy,

Jump to full entry

Nov 11, 2010 - our brains are numb

We said goodbye to El Paso at 6:45 this morning because Harry had to leave to drive to Roswell, and we didn't want to take any chances with his home security system. West Texas is really boring -- or maybe it's a reaction to bad coffee and no breakfast. Ron wouldn't stop any place near El Paso because he has a fear of crowded interstates and rush-hour-traffic, and so the place where we finally stopped for gas was in the middle of nowhere. The coffee looked like it had been in the pot since Monday. And I actually saw the proprietor pour the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Homeward Bound

May 4, 2010 - Pecos

We are staying at the Escapees Trapark RV Park here in Pecos. Although the facilities and staff are nice, I am not sure that I’ll rush back here any time soon. Why? Mostly because I am a wimp when it comes to heat… it is only the beginning of May and already in the 90’s! Also, I believe there must be a feed lot (or something similar) nearby as the air has a very unpleasant stench when the wind subsides. I thought the relentless wind was bad, but quickly discovered I preferred the wind over the odor that hangs in the air when the wind calms...

Jump to full entry

May 3, 2010 - Texas Wildflowers

We are stopped for tonight (and tomorrow night) at Escapees Trapark RV Park in Pecos, TX, after spending the last couple of days enjoying the wildflower trails. What a sight to see… mile after mile of beautiful wildflowers. Lady Bird Johnson, instrumental in promoting the Highway Beautification Act, once said, "where flowers bloom, so does hope.” I am very thankful that she worked so hard to put her words into action and we can enjoy sights such as we saw this last couple of days driving here from Livingston. Although one can never capture...

Jump to full entry

Apr 29, 2010 - Tra Park, Pecos, Texas

Well now, this is an "unscheduled" stop over. the winds kicked up too high for us to continue the days drive to Carlsbad, NM and the SKP Ranch. So we called it a good day after 53 miles and pulled into the Escapees park called Tra Park, just off I-10. A nice little oasis park we use for stopovers. So it sounds like, according to NOAA radio we'll be here for 2 days. If that's the case we'll passby Carlsbad and head straight for Roswell, NM As a rule we don't drive when the winds get over 35, that means gusts over 40 or more and that could...

Jump to full entry

Apr 25, 2010 - Waltzing Across Texas

Yep just like the 1965 country hit by Ernest Tubbs, we have been waltzing across Texas, from McKinney to Pecos. We stayed the first night in Abilene and tonight we are staying in a Flying J truck stop. The drive on Saturday went something like this, a push and a pull , a gee and a haw, a this and a that, a ying and a yang and a do-cee-do……translation…Windy. The road, I 20 wasn’t to bad, surface wise, the views, were just OK, miles of Wind Turbines and Oil Derrick’s pumping Texas Tea. There are a couple things about Texas roads that need...

Jump to full entry

Apr 19, 2010 - West of the Pecos Museum

We rode our bikes from the Trapark Escapees on the south side of Pecos to the famous museum. It has 50 rooms of western memorabilia. From the photos it looks like a fun thing to see. It's Monday and the museum was closed. Darn it! We biked to the Pecos zoo. It's free but very small. Buffaloes, eland, long horned cattle, and peacocks.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Maas' 2010

Jan 9, 2010 - Back on the road

January 9, 2010 Sometimes plans just go awry. We did not leave on Monday as planned. Jan and Bill wanted us to stay for a few more days so what the heck. We had planned on going to see a western art museum in Kerrville on Monday but they were closed so we ended up going to see another movie, “Blind Side.” We enjoyed it. Then on Tuesday we went to the art museum but alas, they were redoing their floors and only a small part of it was opened. Sheesh, what luck. We drove to the small town of Ingram where there is an old section that has a lot...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com