Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

I Should Listened to Randy . . .

Somehow we got an early start this morning, so we pulled out a little after 8:30 and got hitched up before leaving the park. Our friend Randy was just a little behind us as we headed out.

I was happy to find that our air system and levelers came right up this morning with no delay. I guess after yesterday it didn’t need to purge again.

Our first stop was about 5 miles down on US 71 BUS at the Colorado Oil Co.

Colorado County Oil 2

When we spent December and January moving back and forth between here and Lake Conroe, Colorado Oil Co. was by far the cheapest place for diesel. So I expected the same this time. But our friend Randy said he had heard that the Buc-ee’s in Luling had the cheapest diesel around so he was going to check them out.

We were finished taking on diesel at $2.59 a gallon and were back on the road by about 9:30 with our first stop the Buc-ee’s about 70 miles west. We always stop here for coffee and kolaches whether we’re going east or west. There’s plenty of room to park the rig, and it’s easy in, easy out.

Since it was still the 40’s, Jan went on in while I locked the rig and the toad. As I was walking in, I noticed Randy pulling in and up to the fuel pumps. So after finding Jan inside, I went out to say ‘HI’ to Randy.

And I wish I hadn’t. I wish I listened to Randy.

The diesel at Buc-ee’s was $2.44, 15 cents a gallon cheaper than Colorado County, and it was right on the way. Strangely, the Love’s right across the Interstate was $2.90 a gallon, a even bigger difference.


Our trip was smooth, but mostly shrouded in a light fog that misted the windshield, but really didn’t cause any driving problems.

Trip To Junction 1

Trip To Junction 3

We pulled into the Junction – North Llano River RV Park in Junction about 3pm, and were quickly led to our site, the same site we were in two years ago, the last time we stayed here.

Junction RV 2

This is a really nice park, with a lot of space between the sites, and a lot of amenities like these gazebos.

Junction RV 1

Rather than going out, Jan heated up some of the Rudy’s BBQ that we picked up before we left the Clear Lake area. As usually, delicious.

As I mentioned the other day, Brandi, Lowell, and Landon are on a week-long ski trip out in Steamboat Springs, CO. They’ve got a great view from their room.

Steanbiat Springs 1

And it looks like Landon’s having a great time, too.

Landon with Skis 1

Tomorrow we’re going to have an early breakfast at Isaack’s Restaurant, listed as one of the top diners in Texas. We’ve eat here several times and it’s always delicious.

Then we’ve got a 320 mile day out to Van Horn for the night.

Thought for the Day:

Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing. — Wernher von Braun


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