Friday, January 13, 2012

A Long, Long Day

We are exhausted. We try not to drive much more than 200 miles a day. But today, we did 350+ miles, Del Rio to Donna, TX, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. It took seven and a half hours! Way too long.

We passed miles of pecan orchards and a few fields of goats. Miles and miles and miles (350+) of creosote bush and mesquite. And oodles and oodles of oil and gas fields. Obviously, there is a lot of oil field construction going on and lots of new jobs. There are small RV parks on noting but dirt, signs advertising RV parking. Many oil field construction companies. It is good to see an area that seems to be doing well economically.

We are parked at Bit-O-Heaven in Donna for the next 2 to 3 weeks while we receive training for our new volunteer assignment as tram drivers and tour leaders at Santa Ana NWR. We actually begin working Feb. 1, but can't move to the refuge till the folks who worked the first half of the season finish work and move on. We aren't far from the refuge and they are paying for our stay here.

Now it's time for bed.


  1. Whew! 350 miles! I can't even imagine that. I hope you recover enough to stay awake for your training.

  2. That is a lot of driving an RV in one day! Glad you made it to the RGV. Hope we can finally meet up one of these days.