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Apr 1, 2019 - Day 1 on trip home

Well today we finished packing and closing up the house. Hugs and goodbye are done and we were off for home. It was a uneventful day of driving, a few stops to eat and get gas and we ended up in Shamrock, Texas for the night (about 703 miles). Tomorrow Don will be on the lookout for a golf course before it gets to cool to golf. We plan on being in Ogema, SK on Wednesday night to visit family before heading to Indian Head. Take care! Don & Shelly

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Oct 2, 2018 - Shamrock Tx

We left Colorado this morning and drove down I25 towards NM so we could catch I40 near Amarillo. We stopped in Clayton, NM to eat lunch at the historic Eklund hotel. Had a good combo meal of a chili relleno, chicken enchilada and taco which we split. Drove on to Shamrock where we're camping at Lonestar RV right next to the Mesquite Canyon steakhouse. We had bought BBQ from Hodies in Dalhart for supper so we'll probably get a breakfast burrito from the restaurant in the morning. Looks like we'll have a nice sunset out here. $20 for water,...

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Oct 28, 2017 - Shamrock, Texas

Update: no frozen pipes! It did not get as cold as predicted but the furnace kicked in several times. We filled up the propane tanks to make sure we are prepared! Another day, another state! We drove all the way across Oklahoma. The landscape was very interesting. Lots of farmland, grazing land, horses, cows, rivers, and casinos. Oh, and let us not forget the oil rigs and oil wells. For all you cowboys and cowgirls out there we bypassed the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City,.....to be truthful we bypassed the capital city...

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65 is good!

Oct 6, 2017 - Lots to Report

We've had a busy week. Not just traveling but baseball wild card games to watch and Marilyn did something to her back that made lying down painful (she's fine now) which kept us from writing this blog. We're planning on bringing it up to date today. WARNING: This blog is not in day order, rather an overview of our experiences. This has been a week of national parks and continuing our journey on Route 66. Parks include Walnut Canyon, El Morro, and El Malpais, which shared the story of the Ancestral Puebloans. We also visited Petroglyph...

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Apr 2, 2016 - Shamrock for the Night

We were ready to go early as we had our sights set on Oklahoma City and we knew we'd lose another hour as we got to Central Time, so you can imagine our surprise when we discovered our big slide-out wouldn't budge. Joe worked on that for a while and finally figured out what was wrong. We got on our way finally and stopped in Tucumcari to top off our diesel. It was a slow, painful process and Chase declined our charge due to suspected fraud. I'm glad we carry more than one credit card. With our delayed departure and the long stop at Flying...

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Summer 2015 & Beyond

Oct 18, 2012 - Across the Panhandle

We left the New Mexico today and entered the panhandle of Texas. We enjoyed the week or so we spent in New Mexico and have added it to the list of states that we will return to future trips. The panhandle of Texas is high plains and cattle country. Driving across this part of Texas takes a lot less time than when you are traveling along I10, some 675 miles. We expect to be in Oklahoma tomorrow night. Today we alternated between I40 and Route 66 again. When you do this, even with the GPS, the Guide to Route 66, and a Route 66 iPhone app,...

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Jun 7, 2012 - From Shamrock, TX

Well we didn't go as far as I was planing, Sharon easily convinced me to stop here in Shamrock, TX. We had traveled through some misting rain in the afternoon and black clouds were coming at us (that was the easy convincing part to stop early). Storms went around us, but nothing happened here. We were fortunate since it was supposed to be thunderstorms. We will be off Friday heading toward Checotah, OK.

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Simpson RV travels

Dec 7, 2011 - Arrived in the Texas Panhandle

We got an early start and had a good travel day today. The weather was sunny but cold. Our route took us through Albuquerque and then east through Amarillo on I40 that replaced or parallels old Route 66. Each of the states have marked the original route with "Historic Route 66" signs. I wish I had more time to follow the route, but pulling off I40 and riding through some of the towns along the way will have to suffice for this trip. There were alot of photo ops, so I won't write too much as I have alot of pictures to sort through.

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2011 Triangle Tour

Oct 2, 2011 - Shamrock, TX

After leaving Albuquerque, I took Rt 40 to Amarillo. I had planned to spend the night there,but then I got my second wind and went on to Shamrock, TX. While in Amarillo, I passed a stockyard where there were hundreds of cattle and the smell was so bad, the car reeked. Of course a trip through there would not be complete without visiting an icon of Rt.66 - The Cadillac Ranch. It is off a dusty Rt 66 - you walk thru a field to see these cars buried in the dirt. They have been there for over 60 years. All around are empty cans of spray paint....

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CrossCountry2011

Sep 23, 2011 - Weather Balloons in Shamrock, Texas

We decided to stop at the West 40 RV Park in Shamrock Texas for the night. The weather continues to be in the upper 80's and lower 90's. Everything at the park was dry without any green grass. The park is a little west of town and we had to drive about 3 miles on a frontage road to get there. Just before sunset I went out to take a picture of the beautiful sky when I noticed two bright lights in the sky. At first I thought it might be parts of the satellite that was supposed to be coming out of orbit. After getting the binoculars I...

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May 29, 2011 - travel to Shamrock TX 5/23/2011

Drove straight thru Oklahoma thru winds gusting up to 60 mph. Better roads than AK but difficult because of the winds. Stayed in a McDonalds parking lot with about 15 other trucks and campers. Saw oil wells, gas wells, wind turbine farms, cattle by the thousands, and lots of empty looking space. The wind farms were amazing. The blades are about 300' each and sometimes the farms have dozens of turbines. They are building more farms in several places we saw. One stockyard had about a mile of rump to rump cattle as far as we could see into the...

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Milliken2011

Mar 22, 2011 - Blown to Shamrock

There are very few days when wind is an RV’ers friend, but today was one of those days. The west wind literally blew us from Santa Rosa, NM to Shamrock, TX. We left Santa Rosa early because we lost another hour of time when we went into Central Time. We took a quick break for Foxy at a rest stop. I could barely stand up against the wind. We fueled up at Flying J in Amarillo and had lunch at Denny’s there. Most of the former restaurants at Flying J’s are now Denny’s. Food was OK but the service was slow, considering these folks are catering...

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