Wow, we've been busy since Christmas when I last posted.
Christmas Eve we went out for our traditional Chinese buffet,
followed by a candlelight service at a local Lutheran church.
Christmas day we drove down to Cypress (near Houston),
and visited with George's brother Bill, and his wife Connie.
Bill then drove us over to his daughter Angie and husband Wes's house.
We had a terrific dinner and watched some festivities..
Someone was quite happy with their presents :-)
Meantime, we spent the rest of the weekend preparing
to finish up our chores.
George put the plates on the truck and Harvey..
We cleaned the inside thoroughly as well.
Monday morning we got up early and went to the TX-DPS,
or DMV as I call them all.
It is a very small location in Livingston, manned by one person.
We filled out our forms, and he went through everything.
Unfortunately we found out that we needed two pieces of mail
that showed our new address,
something Escapees didn't make clear.
We were able to use the voter's registration card,
but we had to get our insurance agent to get our policy
ready and e-mailed to us.
That was another thing that Escapees didn't make clear,
they say that should be done last...geez.
Miller's Insurance was terrific, got this all finished for us
while the DPS office was closed for lunch.
By about 2 pm we were officially 'official Texans'!
Although we planned to stay until Tuesday morning in Livingston,
we wanted to get a jump on our travel,
so we hooked up and drove all the way to Kerrville.
We slept in a Walmart there, it was cold!
Today we left the parking lot at 5 am,
and made it to just beyond El Paso.
We drove through Texas in freezing drizzle,
but the roads stayed pretty dry, so we were happy.
Tonight we're staying at an RV park behind a Camping World.
$27 with Good Sam's makes for a much nicer sleep when it's this cold!
Tomorrow we're pushing on,
getting to around Chandler, AZ and possible staying
at a Casino parking lot.
We know some fellow workampers who live near there,
so we're hoping to meet up with them for an early dinner
before the New Year's partiers start up!