Friday, March 19, 2021

Day 5 - Fort Stockton, TX

A long driving day today. Around 360 miles. We arrived at a Walmart around 6pm and we did call ahead and ask if we were allowed to park overnight. This will be the longest driving day of this leg. Our next stop is only 150 miles. Carlsbad, NM. We have Carlsbad Cavern tickets for Monday morning so we will be at the RV park there through the weekend. I haven’t been to Carlsbad Caverns in over forty years. I’m sure it’ll be different especially with the COVID restrictions. 

Dinner was just wings from the Walmart deli. I did not feel like cooking anything. I’m amazed that we’ve been in Texas for 124 days so far. Longer than I expected. 


  1. Will be interested in hearing/seeing changes to the caverns. Cee and I were there in '90 with our boys. It hadn't changed much from my previous visit in '73. Watching the bats come out in the evening was stunning.

    1. I think the last time I was there was around 1980. From recent YouTube videos, the entrance looks a lot more developed but the inside probably hasn’t changed much. Unfortunately, this isn’t the right season for the bats.