Sunday, March 30, 2014

Odessa, TX

I slept like a log last night and did not wake up until almost 9:00 which is pretty remarkable seeing the parking lot is very close to I-20. I had a sliced tomato on toast and we hit the road. It was a long drive through scrub desert but to make up for it, the weather was perfect. We made two stops, one for gas and another for breakfast at Denny's.

There is a lot of oil exploration going on in this part of Texas and many temporary RV parks have sprung up along the side of the road, filled with workers in RV's and even tents. A lot of money is being made.

The other thing we noticed in this area was the huge number of wind generator towers producing power. Many square miles of them, all turning in the relentless Texas wind. I had read that Texas is currently in the forefront of alternative energy production which I found hard to believe given the old Texas reliance on oil and it's previous reluctance to enter into any discussion on wind and solar. It is refreshing to see this progressive change taking place.

We are in Odessa, in the Midessa Oil Patch RV Park. We are close to Midland (hence the name of the park) which is home to the George W. Bush Library. I could fall back on the old joke that it only contains comic books and a copy of "Dick and Jane" but I will refrain..... I don't know if I want to go or not, I had little respect for him as a President. I have visited only one Presidential library and that was Bill Clinton's, whom I have a great deal of respect for.

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  1. I had to laugh when I read your last paragraph. Don't think I'd want to go to the George W. Bush library either!

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  2. There is a lot more of value of Bush than you will ever know, and a lot less of Clinton.

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  3. A sliced tomato on toast? Not mocking you (since I used to eat a single whole tomato for breakfast, every day for about 3 years) but a tomato on TOAST?
    Con mayo? Mustard? Cream cheese? Do tell...

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    1. Sometimes butter and mayo, sometimes just butter. Try it, it has jam or peanut butter beat all to heck. Spread your culinary horizons, Kelsi!

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    2. Open faced of course! With lots of pepper!

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  4. A gas field and wind power, a fine combination if ever there was one. Wind is cheap but it does fail at times, gas backup keeps the lights on.
    You are right about Bush, his presidency was a train wreck of such proportions that my nation is just now crawling out of its wreckage.

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  5. Gotta be lovin that warner weather, enjoy it.

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    1. We should be in Midland Texas late tomorrow.

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  6. Skip the museum, use your mind for better things. Colin was hired twice to take photos of Clinton in Vancouver. Will give the tomatoe toast a try this morning.

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  7. Alright! Progress is made as you wind your way west. Hopefully the rain and cold temps were left behind.

    Tomato on toast sounds wonderful.

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