Sunday, April 15, 2012

On the Road

We busted two out of three of our traveling rules today.
Since our retirement we try to use the 2-2-2 rule when traveling that a lot of full time RV'ers use:

1. Drive 200 miles or less.
2. Be off the road by 2:00 p.m.
3. Stay at least 2 nights in the campground.

We left Abilene State Park a couple of hours later than we had planned because of the rainy weather. So, that put us into our destination campground about 4:00 p.m. And, it was a little bit farther than 200 miles.

It turned out to be a long day. We had a hard headwind that Mark fought the whole way.

These shots were taken through the windshield so there are a few bug guts but everything else is good old Texas dust!

We have made it to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is the second largest canyon in the United States. My new 'header' photo is a picture of the canyon.

We'll be here all week so stay tuned for more photos and info to come!


  1. We had always heard it is a steep climb in and out of the park. Let us know if that is true or not and if it is straight up leaving.

  2. The drive down into the park is steep, but really no worse than some others (Davis Mountains SP comes to mind). There is a one-mile stretch at a 10% grade, but we took it easy coming down and didn't have any issues. Going back up should work the truck a little!!