Ron kept a running log of our trip from Gresham, OR to Waco, TX and thought y’all might enjoy reading his version ~
Our Trip to Waco
Starting odometer reading in the truck was 146025
After we ate lunch. The truck odometer reading is 146176.
Got to the top of Cabbage Patch Hill to Dead Man’s Pass Rest Area truck odometer reading 146245
Stop for gas in La Grande, Oregon. Took 32.198 gallons $85.61.
Truck odometer reading is 146277. 298 miles from picking up the truck.
Weatherby Rest Area stop to go the bathroom and get a bite to eat. The truck odometer reading 146352
Stopped for supper. Exit 13 in Idaho. Truck odometer reads 146408.
Stopped at the rest area by Bliss. Now heading to Twin Falls for the night. Truck odometer reading is 146529.
Made it to Twin Falls. Got the hotel about 10 o’clock. Ali said it was 10:04. Was not easy to find the hotel or parking spot to put the hotel address in the GPS. But I made it. The truck odometer reading is 146575.
I forgot to save the picture from this morning. I just got fuel and 36.516 gallons. Odometer reading is 146617 in Burley, ID.
So here we are at the last rest area in Idaho. The truck odometer reads 146676.
Stopped at the rest area to go to the bathroom. The truck odometer reading is 146738. Also found out where to go to go in Salt Lake.
Had to get some batteries for the radios. Now ready to go again. Truck odometer reading 146748
Stopped and went to Antelope Island. We wanted to go in the great Salt Lake. I went in but Ali said the water was too cruddy. Now we are back at the truck truck odometer reading is 146773. We are going to grab some stuff to eat on the way and get back on the road.
Odometer 146878 Tie Fork rest area.
Getting gas in Price Utah. The odometer reading is 146917. Spending the night here at the Ramada Inn.
Rest area so the Crescent Junction Utah. Trupck odometer reading 147002
Monticello, Utah. Odometer reading147089.
Leaving Walmart in Cortez, Colorado. Odometer reading 147153.
I’m gonna stop and get fuel before I leave Cortez and I can take another picture. 147155
Four Corners Monument odometer reading 147195
Odometer 147226 This was in Shiprock New Mexico. At a bathroom break.
We then drove to Farmington and spent the night at the La Quinta Motel. I will take a picture of the GPS in the morning. The truck odometer reading is 147260
Cuba, NM. Odometer reading147358
Odometer reading 147421. We stopped for fuel and lunch. Went to Walmart.
Bathroom break at rest area. Odometer reading 147488
Stop for a souvenir shopping expedition. Odometer reading 147499.
Odometer reading 147602
Stop for fuel in Clovis New Mexico truck odometer reading is 147667.
Stop for the night in Post, Texas. Odometer reading is 147807.
Thursday, July 28th ~ Stopped in Snyder for bathroom break. Odometer reading 147855.
Stopped at a rest area just east of Abilene. Odometer reading is 147943
Fuel stop odometer reading 147955
I am now parked in front of the house at Boys Ranch. And the odometer reading is 148126. And time is 3:50.
One thing we like to do is see how close we get to our ETA when traveling on trips. We knew we would not be close to our first ETA when we left Gresham, OR.
Our first ETA was Monday, July 25th at 7:07 PM
Our final ETA was for Thursday, July 28th at 3:10 PM
We actually arrived at Methodist Children’s Home ~ Boys Ranch at 3:50 PM
It was a fun and for the most part uneventful trip.
Some of the things we had to deal with was Ali losing her credit card on Tuesday. It was not realized though till we were in Price, UT (thus our stop for the night). After phone calls, tears, more phone calls, a trip to Walmart, tears and more phone calls we called it a night and just stayed in Price.
Another issue was not eating very well on the second day of traveling ~ made much better choices about stopping at specific times and planning out our meals.
On Wednesday we had decided to drive until about 8 or 9 PM but we ended up driving until close to 11 PM because we decided to go around Lubbock, TX instead of through town. We ended up staying in a Best Western in Post, Texas for the night.
We were tired and exhausted but glad to see
And to know we were now at our new home!!!