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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 22nd Apr 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 6-San Antonio to Fort Stockton

Got up early, said goodbye to Jim & Bonnie and David & Marlene, maybe we'll catch up with them later.  Jim & Bonnie have a place about 45 minutes from us in FL, small world.  Decided to drive up to Fredericksburg,TX, a german village in the hill country.  So glad we did, the town was really nice, lots of wine, wine, wine and german food. Biggest flower seed farm in the country here and, did I mention vineyards?  Had to sample some, of course. 

From there got back on I-10, we were about 60 miles out of the way, and drove through the hill country for hours.  Hundreds of miles of limestone hills and the foliage changed from trees and wildflowers to cactus and scrub oaks.  The temperature changed from about 80 in Fredericksburg to 105 in Fort Stockton.  Dry and dusty and windy. The hills were spectacular, never saw landscape like this, miles and miles of nothing.  As we approached Fort Stockton we saw a huge windmill farm for miles and lots of working oil rigs.  Saw a dead mountain lion on the side of I-10 (just like you said, Frank C.).  Got to camp about 6:30.  Long day 350 miles, 9 hours, not many rest stops to stretch.  Not much here, the fort, of course, a 20 foot long, 11 foot high, 860 lb. statue of Paisano Pete, the world's largest roadrunner (I have no idea why), and, from what we were told at check-in, tomorrow time trials for some road race on the road right outside the campground starting at 8am.  Guess we'll be up early again.  Tomorrow we leave Texas and go on the Carlsbad Cavern, NM, where we'll stay for at least 2 days, maybe longer.  It's a short drive, only 120 miles, should get there early and relax.  'Til then, love ya all.

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