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Tentative Schedule For the Trip Home

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Below is a tentative schedule for our trip home. We’ve decided to begin by heading east so 1) we can see a little of Fort Worth, which we missed on our last trip, and 2) take my niece out to dinner (She’s in her freshman year at SMU … a long way from home). As usual, we have some museums, jeep stuff, and other things lined up to see. If the route is close to you and you’d like to meet us, just drop me an email and I’ll see what we can do. Just understand that since we are traveling in the motorhome with my mother-in-law, we don’t have quite the flexibility we normally do. Our tightest day might be Friday, as I’m trying to arrange several book-related meetings, but none are confirmed as yet. We begin our journey early Saturday morning with a trip to see the metal sculptures in Tatum, New Mexico.


On Saturday the 24th, we head east from Tualrosa. for Lubbock, where we will visit the Silent Wings Museum, among other attractions.



11 Comments on “Tentative Schedule For the Trip Home

  1. Mark

    I think the spaghetti factory is still in Ft. Worth and try to eat at the Stockyard at Ft. Worth Stockyard. They know how to cook beef!

  2. David Eilers Post author

    GK: Will keep it in mind!
    Mark: Ann can’t do beef 🙁 She’s allergic to the beef protein (she can eat bison though). I suspect we can do something else there though. I’ll do some research.

    She’s also become allergic to any gluten at all (her bowels fight back almost instantly). So, between that combo, eating out can be problematic, especially something like the Spaghetti Factory (and we do have those in Tacoma/Seattle area). Still, we’ve never been to the Stockyards, so that still may be worth a look. We’ll have to see what is open Sunday night (Monday we’ll be eating in northeastern Dallas at this place: The butter leaf fish tacos ought to work for her. )

  3. Mom

    Surprised you are heading for Texas. I am sure Holly will welcome somebody from home! Happy eating, driving, sleeping. There’s a fine Walmart near the OK state fair site. You cant see too many on your road trip. 🙂

    Love ya

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Holly’s excited to see us!

    Since we are staying two nights in OKC, we may stay at an RV or state park campground. We need to be able to plug-in. We’ll see.

  5. Chad

    It looks like you’ve got a busy schedule today, but the American Wind Power Center and Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock are across the street from each other and both worthwhile stops if you have time. I live in the northern DFW area now and can vouch for Nazca. They have a big parking lot out front, so you shouldn’t have any trouble parking your RV. The square in downtown McKinney, TX, is a really neat place. I’d recommend checking it out while you’re in the DFW area if your route allows. Safe travels.

  6. Mom

    There is an RV park at the Fair grounds on the east end of town. I dont recall what they charge. I guess Siri can tell you how to get there if you are interested.

  7. Colin Peabody

    Singer Buddy Holly (Peggy Sue and many others) was born and raised in Lubbock. He was killed in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959 in Clear Lake Iowa and buried in the Lubbock City Cemetery on Feb. 7, 1959. Don McLean wrote the song American Pie ( The Day the Music Died) in memory of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens
    ( Donna, La Bamba)and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson(Chantilly Lace) who along with their pilot were killed in that crash. Three greats from the 50s rock and roll.

  8. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Chad,

    Ann and I visited (separately) the American Wind Power Center last year. It was great! I don’t know why I didn’t read about the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. I guess we’ll have to save that for next time. We did make it to the Silent Wings Museum just in time to see it before it closed. Now the ladies are visiting Hastings’ “Going out of Business Sale” before we head to the Tiny City, then John Wayne’s Head, and finally Twisted Root Burger.

    Mom: We’ve discovered we can camp in the TX state parks for free due to Ann’s veteran disability status.

    – Dave

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