Sunday, July 14, 2013

East Bound to Texas

My Mother and I decided to drive to Texas for the family reunion. The total drive time is right around 15 hours. We decided to break it up into two days. We left after work on Tuesday, July 2 and made our way from Tucson, AZ to Las Cruces, NM in about 4 hours. We just barely missed a dust storm and monsoon on the way.

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We stayed in a Holiday Inn Express. Everything was nice, except for the view from our room...


After stopping for the night, we had 11 hours ahead of us the following day.

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We only grabbed two caches. One was a traditional and the other a virtual.

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The virtual (Davy Who?) was in Crockett County in the cute town of Ozona, TX. Crockett county was named in honor of Davy Crockett, who was "A member of the United States Congress, from Tennessee and killed in the Alamo." Being a virtual, you had to get certain information(not included in this post) from the monuments to answer the questions. If your answers are correct you can claim the cache as found.

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We passed some burning trees and brush along the highway around dusk. As it got later into the night we watched a beautiful lightning storm in the distance. We almost made it there without getting lost... my mom had to ask a police officer for directions to my aunts. Thank goodness for small towns! Turns out we were in the right spot after all - it's just too dark in the middle of nowhere... 

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to go cache in Texas - lots of great history along the way. Enjoy!

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