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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Back to the track

It's that time again when we head for Phoenix, AZ. to work the NASCAR event at Phoenix International Raceway.  We've had good weather so far.  The second day out there was some wind but not really bad.  With the prices for fuel still low it doesn't hurt as much at the pump when we pull in. 
We've seen gas for as little as 1.889 and I picked up diesel for 2.179 in Tennessee. 

Currently we're in Middleton at one of our membership campgrounds recouping from the first three days on the road. 


First night out we spent in the Lowe's parking lot in Woodstock, VA.
 
 
The price of gas at Wal-Mart in Cookeville Tennessee
From here we went to Middleton, TN for 4 nights to rest and kill some time.
 

 Moving on farther west we spent a night in Clarksville, AR at the Wal-Mart.  The next night was in Hinton, OK at the Casino Oklahoma.  From there I drove to New Mexico but first I had to traverse a torrential down pour in west Texas another in New Mexico and hail.  We spent that night at the Route 66 Casino and Hotel where we got a 2 for 1 buffet for being a rewards member.  It was decent size with good variety.
 
We had crossed time zones and my sleep was getting messed up.  I went to bed before nine.  We were up early and on the road.  My main plan was to stay at Twin Arrows Casino just east of Flagstaff, AZ.  With the early start and a Wal-Mart stop in Winslow, AZ it was still early so I drove on to Gila Bend where we are currently.  It's good to be resting and not driving everyday.  Cookie figured it up, I drove 2513 miles in six days of driving, nine days if you count the nights in Middleton.
 
My meeting is on Tuesday and then we rest until we go into the track on the fifth of November.
 







Those were just a few pics Cookie took while we were driving down the road in New Mexico.