August 14, 2020 Clinton, OK to Aubrey, TX

Well, we had no issues with the toilet yesterday. Bob disassembled the part that had failed and made an adjustment to the spring which helped it function a little better for the time being. We just have to remember to turn the water pump on when we need water and to turn it off when we’re done each time. Turning it off is the KEY so that it can’t overflow if it does act up again. We haven’t been hooking up to water at the campground either. We’ve just been using the water in our own tank. We both got a good night’s sleep and set off for our destination of Aubrey, TX, a distance of 253 miles today. We stayed in the Texas Panhandle in Dalhart and then in the Oklahoma Panhandle in Clinton, so today we drop into the main part of Texas as we head southeast to Aubrey. We had to stop for fuel at the station right across the street before getting on the road today. Diesel is $2.09/gallon here. It is the cheapest we’ve seen in awhile. Gas is only $1.79 so it’s a great place to fuel up. It was an overcast day and very windy again. We were on the road by 10:00 after fueling up. We traveled east on I-40 to Oklahoma City Traffic was very light and scenery was the same as yesterday.

Going around Oklahoma City was pretty easy and it wasn’t long before we were heading toward Dallas on I-35. This section of highway had farm fields all around until we neared the Texas border where it became hilly and rocky.

Just before the border, we passed this monstrosity of a complex–the Winstar World Casino and Resort.

It was a conglomeration of many buildings and parking structures including a golf resort. It stood out on the land with nothing else around.

We crossed the border into Texas at 1:30.

The highway crossed over two arms of Lake Lewisville before arriving at our campground, Shady Creek RV Park, just before 3:00. It’s a beautiful community.

We checked in and were given site #130.

This is a large resort of 260 full hookup sites, all back in. The resort looked very full–one of the fullest we’ve seen on this trip. We are close to Dallas, so it could be a nice weekend getaway for people who live in the city. It also might be where people come to stay for the summer or winter season. We settled in quickly in the AC with a temp registering 103 degrees on our outside thermometer.

It would have been nice to use the pool, but it was just too hot! I felt sorry for Bob who had to grill our steaks for dinner outside. It was another day of waiting until the sun went down to take our evening walk. Auggie and I took a walk while Bob washed the windshield for tomorrow’s drive. Auggie and I discovered a beautiful “park” area where we walked. He loved romping in the grass. They have one of the best looking dog park’s that I’ve ever seen. When it got dark, the lights came on around the perimeter of the fence of the dog park. It was a very cool feature. Tomorrow we’re off to Shreveport, LA for another 4 or 5 hour drive and an overnight. It’s not supposed to be as hot there as it is here. Thank goodness!

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