And it was only a 10 mile drive. We got to Cedar Creek park, but it wasn't as nice as where we were the night before. Most of the camping area was blocked off, and they only had three sites available for use. Lots of wasps buzzing around too, so we took Whiskey for a short walk, and then headed out.
We haven't been making very much progress south for the last week, and we want to get to the Mexican border at some point, so we just decided to drive and see where we end up. made it to Gatesville around 3:00pm and as we were driving the the downtown area, we saw a sign that said "Overnight RV Parking". So we followed the direction on the sign to a city park where they had maybe 15 random RV sites with water and electric. No signs, other than one that said "Campers much check in with the police before staying the night". No pricing, or anything. So we parked, and then walked back to the downtown and checked in with the police. Except, they wanted $15. I said "no thanks", and we headed for the local Walmart.
We haven't stayed in many Walmarts this trip. They're not bad, considering they're free, but they can be noisy. This one was very good. We were parked well off to the side, and by 10:00pm it was pretty quiet. We both slept well.
Yesterday's drive. 69 miles (111 kms)
Notice that we have been driving on the backroads of Texas. Just about all of these roads have been in really good condition and you can easily maintain a comfortable speed of 55 mph (90 km/h). Mostly ranchland, but very scenic.
We were up early this morning, and hit the road right away. Currently in Lampasas, and heading for the area of Llano, Texas. About to fill up the fuel tank for $2.579 per gallon. ($0.72 CAN per litre).