Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Arlington, Texas

We left or camp in Rule, Texas at 9:30 AM and headed out bound for Dallas. We took the back rodes again and passed through towns that had Bulls constructed of steel.
And it seemed that no matter what town we passed through small or large, it had a DQ.
Then as we came closer to or destination, the buildings got larger. I decided NOT to listen to the GPS because it was taking me to the center of the city.
Joyce took this picture of an old high rise converted to condos. The building looked to be really beautiful.
Then we got to an area where we could get on the highway.
So we took the highway and got out of the city.
Ten minutes later we were at the campground Tree Top RV Resort. Another Passport America campground so 1/2 price.

Tomorrow we will be going to Fort Worth Stockyards.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rule Texas Rules

On our way to Dallas / Fort Worth we needed a place to stop for the night. The route we took (380) the Praire Highway, took us through very small towns that were obviously effected by the economy. One of them is Rule, Texas which seems to be a Cotton Farm / Oil town.
At the center of town, is a small park and War Memorial that offers free camping for one night. This was just what we needed so we stop.
After dinner we took a stroll down main street to look in the empty store windows. It really was a little sad to see 99% of the stores closed or empty.

This is or was the town gift shop, note bullet hole in window. Your gonna shoot your eye out!
The Rule Fire Dept. really!
Every town has it's historical site.
A nice mural on one of the old buildings.
Not sure but this might be a member of the track team. He was being chased by a car full of his buddies.

On a differant subject, I have been having problems with the Jeep overheating. This is a bit upsetting because I had a the radiator, thermostat, hoses, and belts replaced before this trip so we wouldn't have these problems. Oh well, I picked up a new thermostat and gasket along with a gallon of antifreeze. Here I am at our campsite in Rule, Texas replacing the thermostat while Joyce sneaks this shot or me cursing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

You Decide!

We returned to the UFO museum to do the tour of evidence!!!!! I will say no more other than the following pictures follow the time line of events.

Explanation of symbols on panel below.
This carved wood panel is approximately 4 feet by 8 feet.
Wow, see the Alien!

No comment!
Even Coke??????
While in town we came across this small memorial park that is unofficially named the Iron Cross Park. This memorial contains a piece of the Berlin Wall.
This explains the reason for the Iron Cross.
The Iron Cross
This marker is also part of the Iron Cross Park.
Joyce looking at the Cross.
We had to do the Walmart thing to get some groceries. Even Walmart gets in on the alien action.
Here are some names of some people of interest in the Roswell area.
  • Robert Goddard known as the father of modern rocketry did much of his experiments and testing north of Roswell after being run out of New Jersey for setting his neighbors orchards on fire. He lived in Roswell on the Mescalero Ranch.

  • John Denver, born in Roswell.

  • Demi Moore, lived in Roswell.

  • Nancy Lopez, professional golfer was born and raised in Roswell.

  • Pat Garrett, Lincoln county Sheriff know for killing Billy the Kid, briefly lived in Roswell.

  • William Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid lived and worked at the Chisum Ranch southeast of Roswell.

Surprisingly, there were many more but no time to list them all. It's amazing how many interesting things we are able to find in the various areas we visit.

On another subject, I am still trying to get my e-mail service fixed. I am able to receive your e-mails but not able to reply to them, or compose any e-mail. I apologize but Yahoo claims that they area still trying to do the fix.

Tomorrow we move on, we will be heading east to Texas. We plan on visiting the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Relaxing in Roswell

Roswell was only about 1-1/2 hour ride from where we were in Carlsbad. I love watching those planes as they dive in to spray the fields.

I love my Garmin GPS but I wish it could determine that I am in a motor home and not a normal sized vehicle. It sent us down a back road that turned into a very narrow road that was in the middle of open range grazing. I thought it was going to change to dirt at any time but it didn't. After nine miles of back road we could see our destination below.
This park is about 11 miles out of Roswell.
The lakes aren't really bottomless, in fact they're not even close to bottomless.
What we like about State and National Parks, is their location and beautiful scenery.
This is just another shot of the site which is level, has crushed stone pads and a concrete pad for the table, BBQ grill, and a top to offer protection from the sun. This site has water and 50 amp service for $14 a night. You can also have sewerage for another $4. We just dump on the way in and when we leave.
We took a quick ride to town so Joyce could hit the visitors center for information for tomorrow. Note, the Dairy Capital of the Southwest.
The southern end of Main Street features the Alien and UFO gift shops and museums. We had been here about six years ago but I'm sure we will visit again tomorrow.
Even the street lights get in on the alien thing.
Even the parking lots!
Just look down the street, all the store are selling little green men.
This gentleman was getting interviewed as he came out of the UFO museum.
I WILL be watching the skies tonight.
The other side of main street.

Tomorrow we will get more in depth with the Roswell experience, if we don't get picked up by aliens tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!