Thursday, October 17, 2013

Santa Fe to Lubbock, TX (part 1) 10/16 & 17, 2013

On the road again Wednesday Oct. 16 to the dealer to get our rv fixed.  Ahhhh.  Finally it's done and we can get on the road.  We had the EGR valve replaced.  It is such a good feeling to be driving down the highway again.  We both love the feeling of going down the road and seeing the different scenery of our fine country!
We finally say adieus to Santa Fe.  

But oops!  We get about 100 miles on the road and the power cuts out when going up hills again.  Wouldn't have these problems if we stayed in our flat lmd Midwest.  But no, we want to see the country.  Our destination by the weekend is Houston area to visit Gene and Yvonne, our son and his wife.  So Phil looked up a place and made an appointment for Monday morning.  When Phil talked to the service manager in Santa Fe he said if this code comes up, it could be the mass air flow sensor.

Traveling through Texas we see lots of cotton fields.  What a surprise to learn Texas is the top producer of cotton.

There are unusual ways to enter the freeway in Texas. Travel the left lane and go under the viaduct to get to the entry ramp on the opposite side.  Once we understood we realize it cuts down on the flow of traffic.

We stayed overnight at the Flying J in Lubbock, TX.

On the road again Thursday  Oct. 17.  We have planned a day of power sightseeing!!!!  

Silent Wings Museum

Learned the British and Americans working together.  

They had advanced training in gliders and the U. S. was able to manufacture moInteresting to learn of the many ways the gliders were used during the War.   

 Second stop the Buddy Holly Center.

 Photos were not allowed in the museum so I found a few things online.  The timeline of rock and roll was very extensive.  Plus a video of Holly's life and part about the big Bopper.  It was a trip down memory lane, wow.  The songs of our teenage years. 

Buddy was on the Winter Dance Party Tour in the Midwest.   Buddy, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died on Feb. 3, 1959.  I remember hearing the news.  
Don McLean eventually wrote American Pie and used the term "The Day the Music Died."

Next two tops in next blog.  Been having problems posting.  Work on it for 2 hours yesterday and wouldn't post.  GRRRRR!

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