The Aluminum Asylum

The Aluminum Asylum
Our home on wheels

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday 12:45 pm.

We are almost to Intersate 430 which will meet with I30 and get us into Texarkana, Tx. Sounds good, but then think about it... its a looonnnggg way from the top of Texas to the bottom. I think this route will take us through Houston and down along the coast to Corpus Christi. Suits me fine...seafood on the way home, YES!!

We will probably have a long day driving today...we have this feeling we are needed asap. Left Branson about 8:45. Took the Arkansas Senic Highway which took us through some beautiful awesome landscape. Rough on the Prince who had his hands full taking the curves and no guard rail narrow highway. Really spectacular views from them thar hills. LOL! I wanted to stop at Booger Gap, but by this time, the Prince had a pained expression on his face, and I could see the grip on the wheel was a bit tight. Obviously, the Prince was not enjoying this particular scenic road!

Our little guy Mack was absolutely terrified of all the new sounds...he shook for two hours it seemed like! He did sleep after I calmed him down little bit, poor baby. We stopped for a potty break and he went four times.

Well, that's about all I can report at this point, but will keep you posted on our progress and what we find.

Quick update...
Due to the Hurricane down home in Texas, we have left the workamping job two weeks early, and will resign the other gig before we even start. Grandpa is not handling this storm well, which is quite understandable. No electricty yet, water just turned back on. Bev called us from the park and was very concerned. His "color" is bad, and he is staggering a bit when he walks. There is no air conditioning and he was caught up on the roof removing debris and tree limbs. Old fart! And to make matters worse, his cell phone somehow got "fried". Now he can't even call us! His brother in law is now in the hospital with heart irregularities for doing similar stuff and the heat. Grrrr.

We will leave Branson this morning, Saturday and it is about 1000 miles or about 16 hours of driving. I hope we don't try to drive straight thru, I am unsure that I can drive at all now. This constant vertigo forbids me to do that.

I will keep in touch as we progress.