Day 44

So day 40 found us in Hot Springs Ak #20. Stayed in the National Park . Hot Springs itself was nothing special, the town was quite run down with lots of empty buildings. But it had preserved the spas from the 1940’s which were interesting to look around. You could just imagine the ladies and gentlemen of the time partaking of the hot springs .

From here we travelled to south into Oklahoma#21, had lunch at Hochatown State park, nothing to report. Then into Texas#22 and just stopped at Tyler in what can only be described as a concrete pad !! But it had full hook-up so we had air con – it was 98!!

Day 42 and we headed to Austin TX#22, to not only experience the music scene , but also to see the wonderful and hospitable (Jennifer) Newland. After arriving at her lovely home, several beers and a shower later we set off for downtown Austin. Mexican dinner, which was yum, and off to hear some music. Newland is herself a singer/songwriter #apianoandagirl , so who better to show us Austin’s music scene . The highlight of the night was finishing off with Bob Schneider ( who dated Sandra Bullock). If you don’t know who he is , look him up !

From Newland and Austin we headed through the Hill country and stopped at Enchanted Rock, a very large piece of pink granite !! From here we headed to Del Rio and the Rio Grande on the Mexican border. Miles and miles and miles of nothing but desert ! But fascinating. We stopped for the night at Seminole Canyon State Park. In the middle of nowhere !!! Loved it , the sky was amazing at night, so many stars, don’t think i have ever seen anything like it. Unfortunately we both could not get any photos, think it was just too dark.  In the morning we got up and went on a pictograph tour in the canyon. The pictographs are over 4000 years old. Had 2 other couples on the tour with us, super sweet couple, Rob and Roger, and then a fellow brit from Lancashire , who was not so friendly !

So tonight find us just outside of Big Bend National Park in an RV park (??) if you can call it that, in butt f*** nowhere !!! And for those that know me i will not be stepping outside of the Rv unless it is on fire !!! (I will be out looking for anything that moves, Chris)

Think it is wine time

lots of love   #48beforeitstoolate  xxxx

Author: 48beforeitstoolate

We are taking off for 6 months around the lower 48 states.

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