Thursday, April 19, 2012

Planning to head west…

Sharon feeding the longhorns with Carol

downtown Bryan TX

It is hard to believe that we have been in the Bryan/College Station Texas area for a month now but it is true! Tomorrow is our last day here and today we will begin our preparations for our move westward. We have really enjoyed our stay as visitors instead of residents to this area. Becoming reacquainted with the town, its restaurants, and our friends has been truly enjoyable.
downtown Bryan TXI am still struggling in determining our future route out west since I would like to stay south as long as the heat isn’t too unbearable. But this time of the year is dicey at best with regard to temperatures that fluctuate wildly in the desert southwest. So we will most likely play it ear quite a lot as we slowly crawl west.

What I hope to do is leave here in the morning and go to the Colorado River RV Park just west of Bastrop, Texas. Then we will make a drive into Austin, Texas where we will be picking up the grandkids to take them on a last campout before we leave. From Bastrop I am not sure where we will go as much of it will be determined by the 5-10 day weather forecast in west Texas.

Texas A&M former student centerThe hope is that the weather cooperates and allows us to visit the Big Bend region or if not,fate we may end up at Guadeloupe Mountains National Park in the northern part of the trans-pecos region of Texas. We hope to be able to visit a friend in Albuquerque, New Mexico but where we go from there remains unknown. The only knowns are that we will spend late summer in Oregon and we will spend the winter in either the Palm Springs, CA or Tucson, AZ area. We shall wait and see what fate has to offer us at that time…

Sharon feeding the longhorns with Carol

12 comments:

  1. Maybe we will cross paths in Oregon. Safe travels.

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  2. Those are some nice long horns. The gal inside the fence must be their friend. :-) Sure envy you the flexability to just go with the flow.

    Sherry
    www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, she was actually feeding them...

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  3. Anyone passing through Oregon is always welcome to give us a call. We love our home state and enjoy visitors.

    Those are sure some big horns on that cattle. Not sure I'd be on their side of the fence.

    Safe travels to you.

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    1. we may just do that... you noticed Sharon stayed on the safer side of the fence...

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  4. Good luck heading west, as long as you stay north and higher elevations you should be good for the summer months. We love the southwest in the winter, safe travels and enjoy!

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  5. Sounds like a great plan for heading west! Some gorgeous country to explore!

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  6. If you go to the bend, check out Marathon. We thought that was a great little town but I did not get it in a post.

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    1. yes Marathon is nice but if we can we plan to stay in Terlingua...

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  7. If you head toward Guadeloupe, be sure to take in Carlsbad Caverns -- by far the most amazing cave I ever visited.

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  8. We have been there before and you are correct... in one word they are fabulous!

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