Bobbin’ and Weavin’ . . .

or How Windy was It Today?

We pulled out of Countryside RV Resort about 8:45, a little ahead of schedule for a change, bound for the Las Vegas Thousand Trails, about 320 miles away. But our first stop was a CircleK about 3 miles away to top off the rig.

We hadn’t hooked up the truck yet, so while I was taking on 62 gallons of diesel at $3.45 a gallon, Jan drove a few blocks away to pick us up some breakfast sandwiches from Jack in the Box.

We met back up at a large parking lot across the street to hook up the truck. Finished with that and deciding we both wanted coffee, I walked back across the street to the CircleK and got us coffee/cappuccino combos to go with our sandwiches.

We were back on the road to Las Vegas a little after 9:30, and made good time until we turned on US93. Then it was 15 miles of stop and go traffic until we finally got out of the Phoenix Metro area.

A while after passing through Wickenburg, the wind starting picking up, and just got worst as time went on. It did calm down a bit getting on I-40 and through Kingman, But once we were back on US93 it got worse again.

By the time we crossed into Nevada over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge it was making for an interesting drive, but as soon as we got into Boulder City, it all calmed down, and it was smooth sailing all the way to the RV park.

We got parked a little after 4:30, and we were lucky enough to get the last 50 amp site that could hold a 40 foot RV. We decided to eat in tonight and finish off the leftover pizza from our visit to Streets of New York last Saturday.

As far as tomorrow, we really haven’t made any plans yet. We’ll see what comes up.

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Thought for the Day:

‘The first white people in America, certainly the first in the South to exhibit their interest in the reaching of the Negro and saving his soul through the medium of the Sunday-school were Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson." – Booker T. Washington, 1910.

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4 Responses

  1. This year when we left Maricopa we decided to try a new route out. We headed through Phoenix on I-10 then picked up I-17 north to Highway 74 at exit 223. That took us across to Highway 60 just before Wickenberg and missed all that stop and go stuff along Grand Avenue if you take the “short” route. Sure a lot less stress also.

  2. Sure! But Lee and Jackson didn’t give a whit about their dignity, their families or their rights as fellow humans

  3. We use JBs route all the time…. otherwise my disposition suffers…. High winds on the Hoover Dam bypass bridge…..? That kind of makes my skin crawl… You see, we have never been over that span yet… as the last time we were there, it still had a big section missing out of the center….

  4. And Lincoln did?

    Here’s what he said in his 1858 debates with Stephen Douglas.

    “His views became clear during an 1858 series of debates with his opponent in the Illinois race for U.S. Senate, Stephen Douglas, who had accused him of supporting “negro equality.” In their fourth debate, at Charleston, Illinois, on September 18, 1858, Lincoln made his position clear. “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,” he began, going on to say that he opposed blacks having the right to vote, to serve on juries, to hold office and to intermarry with whites. “

    And of course how come the Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in the south and not in border slave states like Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri, all of which had remained loyal to the Union?

    And here’s what he wrote on August 22, 1862, just a few weeks before signing the Proclamation and after he had already discussed a draft of it with his cabinet in July, in response to an editorial by Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune:

    “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”

    Also, in February 1864, Jefferson Davis and wife Varina adopted a Black child, Jim Limber Davis, while the war was still going on.

    How many black children did Lincoln adopt?

    Note, all this can be found on the History Channel website.

    Greg

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