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Pecos County

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  • Day51

    Fort Stockton, TX - Fort Stockton RV Pk

    April 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Finally reached the "real" West, flat sandy land covered with cactus and scrub trees; and of course more beautiful wildflowers.

    Our first night in Fort Stockton was an exciting one. Nature provided us with an impressive light and sound show. Everyone needs to experience a thunderstorm where lightning can be seen from horizon to horizon. The roar of thunder was attention getting.

    Fort Stockton is the local "big" city for many miles around with a whopping population of 8,400. The populace is 71% Hispanic/Latino which creates many opportunities for a Mexican dinner. An authentic Mexican meal gets us to the dinner table every time. As its name denotes, Fort Stockton had its beginning as an army fort in the 1800's. Once the West was tamed and the army departed, the area assumed its modern identity. Irrigated agricultural, cattle and sheep ranching supported the economy. In later years the petroleum industry added it's economic support. Sure sounds like how much of the West grew.

    And Fort Stockton's claim to fame, it is home to one of Texas's largest ranches. The Lake Escalera Ranch consists of 257,000 acres, 223,000 of which are contiguous. Some people collect stamps, and some collect land.

    Made several new furry friends here at the Fort Stockton RV Park. They work at the campground in the rodent control department.
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  • Day4

    Fort Stockton, TX

    May 18, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Fifteen hours, 900 miles, five pit stops, sore backs, and an overtired baby. We drove through the entirety of Louisiana and most of Texas. We never realised how beautiful Texas is - with mountains, trees, and wide open spaces.
    Changed our plans, and are only driving six hours tomorrow to New Mexico. Can't do another 15 hour drive.
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  • Day27

    Desert Cat - Somewhere in West Texas

    July 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Ok, we had an adventure tonight. We almost ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere west Texas. There is not much out there and if you don't plan it right, you can be stuck between gas stations. It was almost 9pm and dark... really dark.

    Luckily we found a town (about 12 miles after the light came on), Sheffield. There are no gas stations, but there is a towing company that had gas. We were able to get a hold of them and drive to their lot. They wanted $12/gallon. What can you do? Ah, wait... We noticed on Yelp that they were AAA. So, we used the AAA app (there was spotty reception, but just enough) and put in a roadside request. They contacted the towing company and we got 3 gallons and AAA paid them $7.

    That was enough to get us to the next gas station, about 30 miles away. Ok, it turns out that in our 2007 Odyssey, we have 3.01 gallons left when the light comes on. We have been getting about 20 miles/gallon this trip. We could have made it to the gas station without the drama. Pro tip: know this before you go on a road trip. 😉

    There was pretty much nothing around besides the spooky looking Exxon. No one was there, but the pumps were on.

    While I was filling up, this little kitten ran up to the kids. She was very skittish, but stayed near. Our hears broke. We wanted to take the kitty, but knew we couldn't. We left her some water. The saddest thing was looking back to see the little desert kitty sitting alone under the sad little light at the gas station. 🙁
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  • Day27

    End of Day 27 - Fort Stockton, TX

    July 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Day 27 Miles: 525.9
    Total Miles: 7,625.6
    States: 27
    Countries: 2

    We covered over 500 miles today and we didn't add any states to our list! Texas is huge!!! We had quite an adventure today. We can laugh about it now.

    Fort Stockton isn't much to speak of. The Comfort Suites was the worst one we have stayed at so far. In general, the Comfort Suites have been decent. For a low end hotel, we have been pleased. The one in Fort Stockton is garbage. Dirty, stained furniture and carpets and a really weird bathroom. The tub has some odd brown covering. Probably to make it non-slip, but it doesn't work. The shower walls are two slabs of something that are not quite fit together right.

    Oh, well. What do you expect for the price? 😊
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  • Day28

    Day 28 - Heading out of Texas

    July 14, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    After 900 miles of driving and an exciting night, we will finally exit Texas later today. Whew...

    It was a. Ice goodbye to see Texas shaped waffles at breakfast. 😊On the way out, we saw a sign for a buffet. Casey and Quinn wondered what dragon tastes like...Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pecos County, مقاطعة بيكوس, Пекос, পিকোস কাউন্টি, Condado de Pecos, Pecos konderria, شهرستان پیکس، تگزاس, Comté de Pecos, Pecos megye, Փեկոս շրջան, Contea di Pecos, ペコス郡, Pecos Comitatus, Pecos Kūn, Hrabstwo Pecos, پیکوس کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Pecos, Округ Пекос, پیکوس کاؤنٹی، ٹیکساس, Quận Pecos, Condado han Pecos, 貝可斯縣

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