This is the last rest area before entering Texas! I left Deming, NM on Sunday and made it through El Paso,Texas just fine. Light traffic. Just about ten miles outside of Pecos,Texas I saw a dark cloud to my left (west) I first thought it was either rain or cold weather coming in. I had been driving almost six hours at that point and was really getting tired. I tried to out run the storm, but was caught right in the middle. It was a DUST storm. Terrible winds, I had to run in the middle of the road to keep from being blown off the highway! The dust was very thick, and visibility was not good. Big tumble weeds blowing across the highway. I made it on to the Escapee's park, Tra-Park and pulled up to the check in point. The wind was still blowing, but no dust. The check in office had a sign on the door, I am in my rig space #1 watching the Super Bowl, if you need help, knock on my door! But, he saw me and came over to check me in. He is one of those fella's that whistles while he works. Drives me crazy! I told him I just wanted to pull in, hook up the electric and nothing else. I also said I wasn't feeling very good. My sugar was dropping at this point. I saw a golf cart at his rig when I pulled in, and I thought he would direct me to my site. He took my $15.00 and told me what site to go to, and to pull way out, so I could get my slide rooms out. I told him, I wasn't putting them out, just wanted electric. I said to him, wish me luck. He replied, why would you need luck? I told him again I'm not feeling well. So, I did as he said, pulled way out, turned in and promptly clipped the covered table! I heard metal on metal, and just got sick! About three Tejano's came running out and one said I had hung my steps, and awning. I asked if he could help me, and he said, yes, got in my truck and backed and pulled up and the three fellas got me straightened out. Here comes the manager on his little golf cart! I said to him, I TOLD YOU I DIDN'T FEEL WELL. He never said a word, went back to his ball game.Those three fellas and one gringo helped me, got my steps up and out of the way, no I didn't leave them down. I got my little step ladder from my truck, and they helped me get into my rig. Enough fun???
Foggy and Soggy - Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
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