Monday, December 23, 2013

Oklahoma City, OK through Amarillo, TX

Well at least this trip was a lot better weather wise. We left Albuquerque, NM on Friday after Thanksgiving and stayed the night in Amarillo, TX. Got their with enough time to look around just a little and then had dinner at The Big Texan Steakhouse. Really good food. 

The next morning we traveled to Oklahoma City, OK. We stayed at Twin Fountains RV. This was a nice place with Hunt's Brothers pizza on site. Really helped for when we got snowed in later that week. We went sight seeing on Sunday. We went to a couple of Museums; The National Cowboy and Western Heritage and the 45th Infantry. We saw sights like OSU, the capitol, homesteads and mansions. We also stopped by the Oklahoma City Memorial. Beautiful memorial but such a rush of emotions when you go.

We were suppose to head out to Little Rock, AR the next weekend but ended up getting snowed in and couldn't get out until late Tuesday afternoon. This did give me the opportunity to go to the ASA Softball Hall of Fame and drive on snow and ice.... something I have never done and not sure I want to do again. Because the next storm was coming in on Thursday, we decided to just head on down to Grapevine TX a few days early.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thanksgiving in Albuquerque, NM

OK. Our first stop will be Albuquerque, NM for Thanksgiving with my sister in law. I don't know if we could have had worse weather. We left Las Vegas, cold and raining. We seemed to be following the storm and as we continued across I-40, we hit the snow. We were suppose to stay the night in Flagstaff for the night and continue to Albuquerque the next day, but with the snow we just kept driving to get off the mountain. We stayed the night in Holbrook, AZ. We were there just before dark and really only set up and grabbed dinner.... not much snow, just a dusting. We ate at a Mexican restaurant called Joe & Aggies Cafe on US66. What a need place. Apparently, Holbrook, AZ is the town that "Cars" was about. Story goes that John Lasseter (director) would sit and talk with one of the owners about the way it use to be before I-40 came to be. There are even signed sketches from the movie on their wall. Good food too. First introduction to Sopapillas... YUMMMMMM

Woke up the next morning to snow. Had to scrap off our slide awnings of all the snow before it would close. Finally got all of the slides in and off we go to Albuquerque. We stayed in the truck tracks most of the way and really questioned if we were going to make it. I-40 was closed going into Texas and wasn't sure how far that closure was going to go, but we made it. We stayed at American RV Park which was nice and thankfully the snow had stopped and we just needed it to melt. Bad part was that we still got below freezing and had to disconnect the water every night.

Del and I are big race fans and one of the cool things here was the Al Unser museum. This is actually 2 museums in one. The first is what I would call a normal racing museum... some race cars, engines, tires, etc. The second one is Unser's private collection of cars... totally awesome.

One of the other things we saw while in Albuquerque was a couple of hot air balloons. Although it was not really the season for them and it was really cold, there were a couple of brave souls out there. This one was just getting ready to take off. They are sooooo pretty and colorful. In the fall, they have a hot air balloon festival. Would love to see that someday.

One of the things that New Mexico is known for is their chiles. New Mexico cuisine has some of the best flavors. Definitely try it if you get here.

Well our next stop is Oklahoma City, OK.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....

Friday, November 29, 2013

Ready to head out again... what a year.

Well it has been an interesting 15 months to say the least. While in Nebraska, we had a family tragedy and rushed back to Las Vegas. From there, we went to Klamath Falls, OR for our granddaughters first birthday. While there, Delbert started not feeling well. We decided to go down to Orange, CA to see a doctor. We found out that he had stage 3 colon cancer and needless to say, that put a stop to our traveling for a while. He had surgery while in Orange and then we moved back to Las Vegas for his chemotherapy and moved into an apartment. Chemo went well and he completed it in May 2013. We have taken a couple of small trips including a couple of weeks back up to Klamath Falls for our daughters "official" wedding and seeing the grandbaby.... We did loose our best friend of 10 years and trip navigator while in California in October. 

With all of the tragedy hopefully behind us, we are now ready to embark on journey again.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Iowa and Nebraska

OK.. Iowa has A LOT of corn. Everywhere you look are stalks of corn. We spent the night in Iowa City, Iowa and got to Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday. We are staying at Camp A Way. It is not far from the University of Nebraska and downtown Lincoln. 

On Tuesday, we drove into Fremont to visit my brother and his family. I got to see nieces and nephews that I haven't seen in over 30 years. 

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....