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Friday, August 24, 2012

Rambl'n on....

Boy howdy, the old Billy Bob musta been wore slap out.

After I ate supper last night....a couple peanut butter and strawberry jam sammichs, I lay back on the couch. It weren't no time and I were sound asleep. Never hear a truck, tractor or airplane all night long. I waked up a couple times with a scream'n stomach.....something I ate I betcha. Took my daily dose of meds, looked at the bed back there, look at that couch over there. I chose the couch to finish out a great nights sleep.

Speak'n of strawberry jam, Walmart pisses me off. Ya see, I don't like strawberry jam. I'm a preserves kind of guy....big chunks of strawberry an' not all that slimy jello look'n stuff. Well, Walmart don't sell strawberry preserves in the size container I buy (quart). All they got is that little jar (half pint) what will only make bout 4 sammichs. And the price is ridiculously way to high. We talk'n Smuckers here folks. That other brands just don't cut the mustard when all ya got to eat in the house is peanut butter and jelly sammichs.

I waked up this morn'n think'n...."what the hell am I do'n sit'n in a truck stop in the middle of Texas". It was hot when I arrived yesterday afternoon. Had to crank on both air conditioners. Even at 9pm it was still hot, but there was a little breeze com'n in the door. Blowed right over there on the couch. This morn'n there is cloud cover all over the place....good for go'n down the road a piece.

Decided I would continue my excursion on Interstate highway instead of narrow winding country roads. I'm on a mission ya know. According to miles traveled, I'm right bout half ways to Deming, New Mexico....my destination for the next month or so.

Gonna be get'n close to old "pesky neighbor" Wayne's birthday bout the time I get there...Sept. 5th I think. What the hell do ya give a man what cain't do nuttin no more? With winter com'n up, I'm think'n maybe a big ol' heavy coat to keep him warm. But that's just a thought. He sure as hell don't need no golf balls. Suggestions welcome.

Did I mention I'm bout out of propane? Scared to cook up a meal it's so low. Find'n a propane sell'n place along an interstate is next to impossible. If I run out, there goes my refrigerator and all them wholesome foods I got stored in there is gonna rot.

Ok, I done rambled on long enough this morn'n. May as well get on the road.
See ya down the road a piece.
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Just a short note to let everbody know........I slap burn'n up highway.

I'm sit'n here in a rest area bout 40 mile pass Ft Worth. Bout a hunnert ten mile from where I slept last night. Ain't much of a rest area, but what the hell, all I gonna do is rest....right? Eat me up 'nuther one them big ol' Spam sammichs. Yum Yum...hot damn, gotta love cold Spam. Along with a glass of ice cold Alka Seltzer. Been need'n that for the last 2 hour. Next rest area is 94 mile down the road. That would be my 200 miles a day...right? We'll see when I get there. May just drive 300 today since I feel so good and got a early start.

Just for Gypsy, but the rest of ya can read it too. Long bout 20 mile outside Dallas, I put "Sally da house" in overdrive, got in that center lane an' "let 'er eat". Only one time did I get under 55 mile a hour, traffic flow'n smoothly. Weren't nuttin like what you was expect'n. All I could see of the Dallas an' Ft. Worth skylines was off to the north bout 10 miles or so.
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This should be the last update for the day. I am tired and disgusted at my freak'n foot. That's the one I was tell'n ya bout that has arthritis or something like that in the big toe. Well the whole damn foot hurts and I ain't go'n on no more today. Simple as that. 

I made it to the first rest area east of Abilene bout 5 miles or so. Got me the damnest camp'n site ya ever did see. I got green grass all over the place for Sadie Mae to roll in. There's a couple mesquite trees for a little shade if'n I want to sit under them. And a great big ol' covered picnic table. Ya see, it pays to call ahead and get yourself a reservation.

It's hot out there....99 degs. and the old Billy Bob gonna be crank'n up the generator here in a bit.  

Well wait a minute, up the road is a Walmart what I been look'n for for the last 3 days. And it's only 5 miles up the road. And then, just a few miles pass Abilene is another rest area. Hmmmmmm....should I or should I not? Come on foot, git feel'n better.

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    1. I'm think'n maybe a big ol' electric blanket.

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  2. Be careful out there and enjoy the rain showers today!

    You must have needed that extended nap on the couch! One thing about it, it sure can't hurt ya!

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    1. Well Jim, I ain't see hide nor hair any rain.

      I betcha a whole dollar I done enjoyed that extended nap. Feel like a hunnert dollar bill this morn'n.

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  3. Hope you find propane soon. That's not a good thing to run out of.

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  4. Turn on your generator and let the frig run on AC. I run the generator so I can run the over head AC's while going down the road - - that is if'n I ever get on down the road.

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    1. Well Dizzy, I could do that, but burn'n an extra gallon of gas a hour ain't my idea of economiz'n.

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  5. I don't know how you figured it out, but gotta hand it to you. You weren't driving at 4:00 in the morning, were you?

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    1. Don't know if I'm gonna make it that far tomorrow or not. That's over 350 miles ya know....an' I still got close to 600 miles to go. I'm think'n driv'n bout 250 tomorrow, then on to the visitor center in New Mexico for my last night. Be in Deming Monday long bout chow time. I'm buy'n!!!

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    2. A guy fishing yesterday caught 100 white bass in three hours from EB Pond. I got to get a fishing license.

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  7. You know what BB? If your big toe is hurting you, that is a sure sign of Gout.
    My son-in-law has the same problem. It gets worse when he eats a bunch of fried pork or anything with shrimp or Mushrooms. Get a bottle of Black Cherry juice and drink that it helps. When you get to Deming see your Doctor and he will give you another pill to take.

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  8. Put camping grounds into your cell phone & see what you come up with. Then call ahead to see if they sell propane. I hear that some of the truck stops sell it too though. You should be able to find some somewhere out there. I'd stay in the campground over night, relax, let Sadie roll. then hit the Walmart in the morn in the way out! Sometimes you just need to treat yourself...

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  9. camp grounds that is, not camping grounds. I should read what I write sometimes...

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  10. BB is it raining now?
    If not then it probably will be shortly.

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    1. Well, I was look'n across over there in Alilene, an' it were all dark....lightning an' stuff. Then here at the campground, it start to rain....just a sprinkle. That's it. But I can still hear thunder.

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  11. Gosh, Billy Bob, you never fail to give me some laughs. Sue

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    1. Thank ya Sue, I jist says what I think and it comes out funny.

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  12. Now why did you not buy propane before you left Georgia? I'm sure you will find some at the Walmart you will be visiting in the morning.

    You really are not going to spend the night in Van Horn are you? Remember the ticket you got last time :-(

    As for a present for old blue eyes...binoculars...since he can't get around much, he can use them from his RV to spy on the neighbors :D

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    1. Just in case MsB comes back to read my response.....
      You can be sure my intention to buy propane in Ga. was on my mind. But locating a propane place that "Sally da house" will fit in....well you know the story....same as gas stations. It won't fit.

      I have a small propane bottle (5 gallon) in "that jeep" that can be hooked up to the big tank in "da house" via a 12 foots hose, but it has to sit on the ground. You NEVER put a propane tank in living quarters.

      Well hell no I ain't gonna stay in Van Horn. May stop for fuel, but to spend the night....nope.

      Binoculars??? Let me tell ya bout old blue eyes and binoculars. He borrowed mine one time. Took them home and a week later I fount them lay'n on the golf cart seat....full of rain water.

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    2. What do I know about propane tanks in RV's? Each time I learn more about all the stuff that is required to fully outfit a motorhome, I get more discouraged :(

      That is precisely the reason why old blue eyes needs binoculars. Besides a little water wont harm them or will it?

      I would not even stop for fuel in Van Horn after what they did to you. It is probably expensive as heck...would try to hold out till I got to El Paso.

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