It was a tense morning for our trip. We had to find some way to get Lulu’s alternator replaced before we could move on. But we got lucky and a small auto dealer, Stagner, in Lamar just happened to be open and have the time. I was ready to roll again! Onward Lulu!
But before we left I got a photo of this petrified wood building right on the auto dealer’s lot.
Weird, but cool.
We didn’t make it very far in Lamar before we saw another Santa Fe 2-6-2 steam engine to check out.
It had a fence around it, and it wasn’t as good of shape as the one in La Junta.
It did, however, have the builder’s plate on it.
November 1906, how about that?
Then it was on to Oklahoma. I had never been to Oklahoma or Texas before so this was a first for me. Still, some things are familiar, like US 385 at the Oklahoma/Texas line.
Just think this is the same US 385 dad and I use to get to Custer and Hill City!
Texas! We kept going. Bark about a big state. Our first point of interest was the Cadillac Ranch. Weird, very weird.
Sometimes I don’t understand you humans at all.
It was about this time Lulu decided it was too hot and too much driving. We had to let her rest in Canyon, Texas. That was fine with me because I chased plenty of squirrels on the college campus in that town.
Lulu was fine after that. Karen was darn happy, too, knowing that Lulu would be getting us to our destination of San Antonio.
By the time we got to Plainview, Texas, I was dog tired. I’ll bark you right now that the Days Inn there was the worst motel I’ve ever stayed in.
Classic George!!!! One of dad’s top five favorites of George so I post again.
October 25, 2008