Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Ozarks, Arkansas, Bugs, Stains and Beauty.

It is dark outside at 6:45 a.m. as I write this in the empty breakfast room of a little hotel outside a town of 700 people.  The hotel parking lots was full of white pickup’s with names of companies that the hotel guests worked for.  We might have been one of the few tourists.

We stayed here as this hotel had the best ranking of all of the 5 hotels in the area.  Here is what the top ranking got us;  (full)bug traps in the room, stained carpet, powerful smell of smoke in the room and a breakfast of donuts and instant coffee.  A real vacation haven.  Typical experience in staying in Best Western hotel.  Our best hotel in this trip so far was a Best Western(Arizona) and the worst(Arkansas).

Enough bitching, we slept like a log…540 mile driving days…have a tendency to do that to you no matter where you are. 

The Ozarks are beautiful with its tree covered rolling hills that are just starting to change colors.  From here we are heading to Springfield, Mo. to visit the fourth of our basketball transfers at Drury University.

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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Arkanas, Driving


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Texas A&M International…Not Only Basketball and Academics

The trip from San Angelo to Laredo, Texas was on two lane highways that you definitely need a GPS to find your way.  About a 350 mile drive.

We drove on to the campus of Texas A&M International and nearly had a accident as a green meadow in the middle of the campus was home to a herd of deer.  It was a beautiful sight. They were completely relaxed on the campus and there was no fear of the students of even the cars. 

More on our basketball visit tomorrow. 

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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Driving, Texas