As dusk fell eight deer wandered in from the opposite direction, grazing along. They got even closer than had the turkeys. A beautiful sight. As it turned out they stayed nearly as long as we did.
After supper and clean up we read and relaxed for some time. Oh, did I mention that there was still absolutely no one else in the park, and this is four miles off the highway? Finally I went to bed about 10:30. At 11:30: "Honey, get up now! I think we need to get out of here." As I dressed hastily, Jo Ann said that a car had cruised by slowly and when it swung around and drove by the second time she got concerned. Everything was disconnected, stowed, and we were rolling in less than five minutes. Oh, the guilt! We didn't stop and walk the thirty yards up to the deposit box. Oh, well. We spent the $11 somewhere else.
I drove while JoAnn slept. When she awakened and drowsily asked how far is it to Amarillo I responded that we had passed Amarillo an hour ago. But Texas has roadside pullouts where campers and semi drivers pull over and sleep. About 2:00 a.m. we pulled into one of them and had the comfort of being surrounded by a couple dozen diesels chugga-chugga while we slept the time away.
We actually slept well and didn't travel again until true daylight. The clock read 7:15 and it was not until some time later that I realized we had crossed a time zone and it was only 6:15 when we got on the road. --TBC
Roadside rest park