|Our stop at the first rest park in Texas, where we saw the sign|
telling us Texas allows overnight parking at their rest parks.
|Another Texas rest park, this one with trees, where we pulled |
into the lanes for longer vehicles while giving Angel a break.
|Enjoying another pretty road scene|
|Great stop for Angel's walk and a night stop|
|View looking to the rear with lots of area to park|
What? Not Again?
I got a whiff of propane in the air. Another propane leak? We had just paid $228.20 at RV Lifestyles in Quartzsite to have a propane leak fixed and this smell was coming from the same location! We had no choice but to again shut down everything, that is, all things, using propane. Fixing the leak would have to wait until we could get to our friends' place in Louisiana.
So for the second time this year, we turned off the RV refrigerator which was running on gas. We moved everything from that refrigerator to the refrigerator in the trailer, which was running off of solar. This meant every time we ate I had to run back to the trailer, unlock the door, hop up in to the trailer, and retrieve everything needed to fix a meal, and carry it back to the RV. When we were done eating, I had to do it all again to put things back in that refrigerator, until we could get the propane leak fixed. The good thing was we had a back-up refrigerator and did not have any food spoil.
Brakes went Metal-to-Metal
The brakes on our motorhome went metal to metal as we continued around Austin.
We took great care and kept our fingers crossed that we could make it to our destination in Louisiana. If you remember from my other posts, we knew when we left Blue Mesa Ranch near Gunnison, Colorado that this was inevitable. Then it was a matter of how far we could go before needing it! We were fortunate to make it this far. Brakes were not the only items that needed attention.
The next night we stayed in the Walmart parking lot in Bryan, Texas.
|Bryan, Texas, Walmart near recycling area at right of their lot|
|Pine trees shade this beautiful stretch of two-lane highway|
|More beautiful views as we continued toward Livingston, TX|
We arrived at the Escapees Park in Livingston, and claimed our hugs, for which Escapees members are famous. We then proceeded to our boondocking campsite across from the laundry room. This gave us an opportunity to do laundry before continuing on to Louisiana.
|Escapees building, Livingston, Texas, where members pick|
|Clubhouse at Escapees Park in Livingston, Texas|
|Escapees members view movies on this big screen TV in|
|Clouds in the sky as we left Livingston|
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