Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] My weekend getaway....
- OUCH!!! Thats a bit rich for my blood and my pocketbook. Since I am watching my retirement disentegrate with the price of fuel - I stay at home a lot more these days.Paparazzi Pete
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From: Barry Watson <bcwatson@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 5, 2008 11:16:35 PM
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] My weekend getaway....uummm....I just finished inputting all of my receipts for the month of May into Microsoft Money.Eastern Texas County run:38 counties2 nights motel - $131.045 gas fill ups - $196.79Food - 40.10ATM - $100Rental Car - $137.46Total Run: $605.39"Final Run" (southern panhandle, El Paso and southwestern)51 counties2 nights camping - $332 nights motel - $155.789 gas fill ups - $376.66Food - $36.99ATM - $100Rental Car - $161.77Total Run: $864.2Total cost to finish the TCC in May: $1469.59(OMG!!! No wonder my Economic Stimulus Check wasn't enough to keep me from emptying my checking account...)Knowing I don't "have to" do any more counties:Priceless... .Barryaka Doc Geo----- Original Message -----From: Julie PerrineSent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:23 PMSubject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] My weekend getaway....OHMYGODI'm sure the reason I don't do the Texas County Challenge is that is there isn't anybody who would WANT to spend four days and 2900 miles in a car with me. You really have to hand it to Sue as a non-cacher for supporting you toward the goal.Congratulations again,JulieMrs. Captain PicardOn Tue, May 27, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Barry Watson <bcwatson@hopesanddr eams.com> wrote:Approximately 2900 miles, 51 counties in 4 days…From Austin to San Angelo on Thursday after work…From San Angelo to Big Lake to Langtry (to see Judge Roy Bean's place)through Marathon , Marfa, down almost to Presidio, then back up past Marfa toFort Davis to spend Friday night.From Fort Davis up to I-10 then west to Van Horn and then on to El Paso .Then turning around back to the east, we took I-20 up to Pecos , northwest toMentone, northeast to Kermit, southeast to Monahans and then back on I-20 toOdessa and then north through Denver City to Mortona and getting into Levellandto spend Saturday night.From Levelland to Lubbock to Brownfield to Lamesa to Midland . Then on toGarden City, and up to Big Spring , Gail, Post and Crosbyton. Then east toDickens and Guthrie. Then south to Aspermont, west to Jayton, south to Robyand then west to Snyder and southeast towards Sweetwater but getting on I-20 andheading west to Colorado City . Then to Robert Lee and south to San Angelo tospend Sunday night.From San Angelo we headed south through Eldorado and Sonora to Rocksprings,then over to Leaky, south to Uvalde, west to Bracketville, south to Eagle Pass,east to Crystal City , south to Carrizo Springs and Cotulla, then north to Pearsall.Finally, on to my mother's house in northeast San Antonio at 8:45 PM Monday night,leaving at 9:30 pm to arrive home at midnight.Did you know that Crystal City is the Spinach Capitol of the world? They even have astatue of Popeye out in the middle of main street!If you find yourself in or near Leakey around lunch or dinner time, make sure and eat at The Leakey Feed Lot http://www.leakeyfe edlot.com/ !!!!There sure is a whole lot of nothingness out there….I loved having all that time alone with the wife...I don't even want to think about how much money we spent….so I won't!I'll distract myself by getting my new kayak into the water… :-D