Friday, April 22, 2011

Brookshire, TX

We left Kerrville early this morning to try and get ahead of the windy day forecasted for that area.  Well, it followed us for 230 miles with a constant wind of 20+mph with gust higher than that.  The later in the day the worse it got, so we finally stopped early at a RV park 10 miles west of Katy, TX.  The wind was coming out of the south and we were heading almost due east so it was hitting us broadside.  It's not a big deal in a car but the 12ft tall motorhome really catches the brunt of the wind.

We went to Red Lobster for dinner this evening and had a great meal.  They were super busy, however they got us seated in less than 15 minutes and the waiter was there asking for a drink order about the time our bottoms hit the seat.  The service was great and they gave us 5 coupons for $5.00 through the end of May.  Guess we will be going back to Red Lobster again in the near future.

The crack in the windshield is over 18 inches long and there are two runners about the same length going across the passenger side of the motorhome.  Since it is safety glass, it should hold up until we can get to Concord, NC where we can get it repaired.  The Progressive Insurance adjuster said to have all the other repairs done and keep the old parts and they would cover it 100%, including the windshield.  Of course we will have to pay for the other repairs and get paid back by them, but it will be worth it.

We sure have run into some aggressive and stupid drivers out here in Texas.  A large pickup was merging onto my lane and just taking his sweet old time when he finally decided the MH was larger than he and he speeded up.  Since there was an 18 wheel truck next to me, I couldn't pull over to let him in.  The populated areas are the worst with people driving like kids at the bumper car carnival ride.  Can't wait to get out of here and get back to the sane East Coast drivers. 

1 comment:

  1. I want to go to Red Lobster. Sorry you're having so much weather interference in your trip. Drive safe. Happy Easter.