Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Day 47, 48, 49 - Lake Texoma, TX - TT

Monday (47) - Slight change of plans this morning. Originally, we were planning to leave this campground next week and head for a small RV park in Oklahoma so Bridget could visit her brother and niece. Instead, I extended our current reservation for several days and she is planning to drive into Oklahoma and visit for the day. There are reports of some Thousand Trails campgrounds being forced to close by the local government ostensibly to keep outsiders out of their towns. Just in case that happens in this town, I wanted the flexibility to just leave and head west without needing to look for another place to stay in the area.

Fortunately, it wasn’t a problem changing our reservation using the online system. I stopped by the office to pick up new cards for the RV and the car with the new reservation information.

These are just a couple of pictures taken in the campground while walking back from the front office. The bright pink flowers in the tree don’t show up very well.

Tuesday (48) -It’s 76°F and sunny right now. Finally decent bike riding weather. I rode around the park and out to the highway along the back roads. I found out that the Dollar General store has been rationing out their inventory and they are open for seniors only from 8am to 9am. That’s a pretty good policy.

According to the Apple “stalking app”, Bridget is at her brother’s home in Oklahoma right now. I believe that her niece is also there taking care of her dad. At least for now. I just noticed when looking at the map that GA was 200 miles closer than Arizona. I didn’t realize that we were that far east!

We are here for another week and a half before heading west. According to Google Maps, it’s 1,069 miles to our next reservation in Arizona and we have four driving days. That seems reasonable. At least that’s the plan for now. But like anything these days, it’s subject to change by factors outside of our control.

Wednesday (49) - Another nice, sunny morning. Perfect day for a bike ride down to the lake. I was curious if the color would change with the blue sky. It didn’t look quite a mud-colored but still not really blue. This picture is taken next to one of several boat ramps which are not part of the TT park. We passed a dead (run over by a vehicle) snake on the way back. At that point, Bridget decided to not walk in the woods.

Both of our neighbors have returned here at the campground. And the place seems to be filling up. TT has even been willing to allow people to extend their stays beyond what the rules normally allow. We didn't opt to extend past our limit as we could've stayed for up to 3 weeks.

This is the temperature at 6pm today. Definitely on the warm side (some people are never happy). This was forecast to be the warmest day of the week. The air conditioners are running fine and we are in the afternoon shade. Especially when we can have the awning out.

9 comments:

redlegsrides said...

The grocery store in Ajo was doing rationing too....only one item of each category was allowed!

Lynne Goebeler said...

Glad your weather is nice, although I'm with you, 87 is too hot for March. ;-) Nice to hear TT is relaxing some of the rules.

RichardM said...

That works for most people. I have not witnessed any of the selfishness that seems to be all over the Internet.

RichardM said...

It does seem kind of hot in the middle of the day. But we had the A/C running until 11pm. That made it seem even warmer. I heard that TT was allowing extensions so I asked them in the office. They said that you would need to call the 800 number to do it as they don’t have access to the reservation system.

SonjaM said...

Water, blue skies and moderate temps, sounds like a great combo to me.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Still, that's good!

RichardM said...

Better than the couple of feet of fresh snow back home...

Geoff James said...

Good spot you're in Richard. No sign of a universal lockdown in the US yet?

RichardM said...

It’s a decent spot. And no universal lockdown...