I've spent the afternoon adjusting my travel plans and Texas is now officially on the itinerary! I’m looking forward to seeing family and friends and visiting the resting place of my parents on this leg of the trip.
Here’s my updated itinerary:
Friday, November 24 Leave Dickson, TN and head West on I40 through Memphis and Little Rock. I have two potential Wal Marts picked out for an overnight stop, the first about 340 miles from here and the other one a bit further along at 390 miles from my current location. If the winds and traffic are with me I will push on to the latter one which will put me in closer proximity to Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert, OK. I have a reservation there for Saturday, November 25 – Tuesday, November 28 and I’m looking forward to spending a few days visiting with the Jones Family (my DH’s sister Jane, her husband Richard, and their 5 children). Maybe it will be warm enough for me to finally get this camper de-winterized!
Tuesday, November 28 I’ll drive to the North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson, TX, just south of Fort Worth. I’ll hang out there Wed and Thursday so I can catch my brother John and his wife Tracy when they arrive Thursday evening to visit their daughter Robyn and her family. We will have a chance to share a meal and catch up a bit.
I’ll be back on the road Friday, December 1 heading for Kerrville, Texas. I have a nice spot reserved at the Kerrville-Shriner Park until Tuesday, December 5. This stop will give me a chance to visit my parents' graves in Fredericksburg, Texas, visit a high school friend Janice, and hopefully share a bit of time with my nephew Paul and his family. I'm also hoping to catch up with my friends Sandy and Don who live in the area.
Tuesday, December 5, I’ll hitch my wagon back up and head north. I should make it as far as Fort Stockton for a dry camping overnight in a WalMart parking lot before continuing on to Leasburg Dam State Park in Radium Springs, NM on December 6. I’ll spend the next few days touring the White Sands National Park and the area surrounding Las Cruces, NM.
Tucson is just a day drive from Las Cruces so I’ll head out on Saturday, December 9 unless something else catches my eye!