Category Archives: Texas

The Cruelest Half Marathon

The Austin Half Marathon is one brutal course.  Sunday, Valentines Day 2016, started at 5:15 a.m. with a quick trip to Starbucks for a caffeine jolt before we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge for the 7 a.m. start.  That morning, … Continue reading

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2016 Austin Half Marathon, Redux

We’ve enjoyed the opportunities we’ve had to drive the RV to running, hiking and biking events, so here is one that is shaping up as a possibility.  We are signed up for a return to Central Texas for the Austin Half Marathon on February 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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Texas Tornado

As I alluded on my last post, we ran our long runs on Christmas Day as the weather was looking iffy for the weekend.  This is what “iffy” looks like: an EF4 tornado just 15 miles or so to the east … Continue reading

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Dallas Marathon Relay Report

We won the Dallas Marathon relay. Sort of.  It was an un-official competition against 2 other teams, and we beat one by 41 seconds and the other by several minutes.  Weather was not as bad as was originally forecast.  At the … Continue reading

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Texas, West Coast, Texas, East Coast, Texas

It’s a geographical club sandwich. About 10 days ago, we headed to the Western Outpost to work a few days and collect the Conestoga to drive it back to Texas for the winter.  I’ve flown the TX-CA route so many times … Continue reading

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Turkey Week

It’s Turkey Trot week, and considering how badly our training has fallen off for this week’s 10K, there may be more than one turkey on display Thursday.

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Roadtrip 5-Austin, Issues, Food and Training Update

We had a bladder problem on our weekend trip to Austin. As we’ve documented, we are keeping the black water tank unused and pristine, and the bladder problem has nothing to do with that.  We noticed a thin layer of water … Continue reading

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Shakedown Cruise. Dallas to Caprock Canyon State Park.

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Welcome to ERA 70X

We are first time, weekend at best, RVers.  We are not really RV types.  We just want an apartment on wheels for traveling, and that type of vehicle is referred to as an RV.  We have been looking around at RVs for … Continue reading

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