Sunday, March 22, 2020

Day 45, 46 - Lake Texoma, TX - TT

Saturday (45) - We needed to run the furnace last night for the first time in quite a while. It hit 39°F last night but hopefully, we’ll see warmer temperatures for the rest of our stay here in northern TX. This morning, we went to a Walmart in Madill, OK, a small town of about 3800 people. Bridget wanted to pick up some office supplies. I did find some eggs and a few other grocery items but there were a lot of empty shelves. The cashier said that the store was inundated earlier in the week by a lot of people from cities in Oklahoma and Texas.

We crossed over Lake Texoma and the water was the same shade of brown as the dirt. I’m thinking that the runoff from the heavy rain must carry a lot of soil. There are a lot of pictures of the lake with nice blue water. The one thing I'm not sure I like about Texas is the lack of terrain. There are hills but not really any mountains.

By late afternoon, it had cleared up but only warmed up to the upper 50s. The forecast is for more rain tonight but it's not supposed to be windy or cold. That's a step in the right direction. We walked to the entrance of the park as I needed to get out of the RV and get at least a little exercise. It was about 1½ miles round trip so it was a least something.

Sunday (46) - BTW, I don't know if I had mentioned it but Bridget took this MacBook Pro to the Apple tech at the university. He had changed the logic board but had forgotten to re-serialize the new board. I.e. Embed the serial number of the laptop into the firmware of the logic board. He took care of it and Bridget brought the laptop back with her. Now everything works. The lack of serialization broke odd things such as the ability to unlock the laptop with my Apple Watch. A feature that I had really gotten used to. It wasn't essential as the laptop does have a fingerprint reader which works fine. Another oddity was that I couldn't open the support website. And it wouldn't let me delete the old instance of the logic board on iCloud. So some software wouldn't run due to licensing issues. Anyway, it's fixed now. This laptop is so much nicer to use than the MacBook (non-Pro) that I've been using since August.

It didn't quite hit 60°F today but was close. More significant is that there was no wind. I walked down to the office to browse their ice cream selection. There was a discussion between the staff and another camper regarding the seven days out of the system requirement. The staffer thought that TT may make an exception but they (office staff) weren't able to do it. The camper needed to call the 800 number. She wasn't very happy. I hear that there are a lot of RVs on the road right now as people are trying to make their way back home. Not really an option for us. But I did pick up a pint of Nestles Toll House ice cream.


  1. I could do with a day without wind. We have had strong easterly gales bringing cold temps but fair weather.

    1. Wind combined with high humidity can really make if feel cold. Not the case today. 75°F, sunny, clear with a gentle breeze.