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RV Trip USA – Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas

Sadly for us we only had a few more days before we had to return the RV in Colorado. Friends from Texas (Jim and Glenda) whom we met in Mexico invited us to come and see them and so from New Mexico we made our way to Dallas Texas to catch up. On the way we got a real appreciation for just how big Texas is. And its as big as they say it is. It was probably the most boring driving we had done. It was really flat and desolate, with the occasional oil rig pumping away in the middle of a paddock.

We saw quite a few of these oil rigs pumping throughout the state.

We saw quite a few of these oil rigs pumping throughout the state.

Texas was fascinating because in a lot of ways it seems like its own country within the US. It has different, although subtle, laws from other states and they certainly have a noticeably different accent to other parts of America. They love saying Y’all when referring to one or more people. Our first night in Dallas we parked the RV in McDonalds and slept in their carpark for the night. We didn’t sleep all that well, it was a stifling hot night and we got kicked out of the car park at 6am by a Maccas staff member even though Pete had bought a caramel sundae. By this stage 6am wasn’t our preferred wake up time.

This McDonalds in the middle of Dallas city made for a cheap and convenient campsite, at least until we got kicked out at 6am....

This McDonalds in the middle of Dallas city made for a cheap and convenient campsite, at least until we got kicked out at 6am....

Dallas, as a city, was a bit disappointing. We spent a couple of hours wondering around and if we hadn’t seen where JFK was shot then we would have little to say about it. It is somewhat of a concrete jungle. To see where JFK was assassinated go to corner of Elm and Houston streets. White crosses on the road mark each shot.

Pete is standing on the spot JFK was shot for the 2nd time

Pete is standing on the spot (white cross) where JFK was shot for the 2nd time when he was assassinated

Our firends Jim and Glenda were extremely generous to have us stay for a couple of nights, that’s right a proper bed, not one that’s placed above a drivers seat. They have a lovely house with a pool which was a fantastic relief from the heat.

This is our mate Jim, playing his guitar in the backyard. He plays it well too.

This is our mate Jim, playing his guitar in his backyard. He plays it well too.

From Texas we made our way through the whole state of Oklahoma onto Kansas where we stayed in a RV park in Witchita. This drive was a long one but it was quite interesting to see so many corn and wheat fields. The US is the biggest exporter of corn in the world. They have made corn an institution and have come up with every possible use for the vegi. Including the famous (to Pete anyway) CORN DOG.

Pete and his corn dog. Basically a sausage in corn batter. Bloody nice but assumably quite bad for ones figure.

Pete and his corn dog. Basically a sausage in corn batter. Bloody nice but quite bad for ones figure.

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  • Helen Junot

    Nest trip to Texas …you have to vist San Antonio,, Austin & the Hill Country.,..that you'll would truly appreciate…

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