Thursday, August 4, 2011

Texas Heat

It's HOT! Have I mentioned that the temps here have been 103 + for the past month here? It's HOT! Last night at 10:00 P.M. it was 100 degrees. Our A/C units have been getting a real work out.

We will be here at Lake Lavon for a little while longer before we move down the road again. We would love to head to Colorado and find a mountain with a few inches of snow. The problem with that is we are afraid the highway will melt right under us. The rail road tracks here are warping and the roadways are collapsing. I grew up here and have never seen anything  like it. You have to look hard to find green grass and there are dead trees all around us.

The local news reported that a record number of people have lost their lives due to this heat.

One thing that really scares me is fire. There are burn bans all over Texas but people throw lit cigarettes on the ground and people are careless when lighting grills.

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise

9 comments:

  1. Makes me appreciate our pretty constant 70F summer temperatures here on Vancouver Island. It sounds like Texas is simply an oven right now.

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  2. There must be a reason you're staying in that crazy heat. Have you forgotten that you have wheels?? :)

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  3. Those lit cigarettes always worry me. I hope the heat let's up soon. Its hot here in Florida, but nothing like that.

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  4. I'm not sure it would be much cooler in the Davis Mountains, but it might worth a try. We havent' been able to make it there yet...In the winter months they have snow and ice galore!! But everyone says it's very beautiful!..I'm darn sure we won't get to have any campfires in Texas OR Arizona this winter!!

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  5. I have been told NOT to rv in Texas during the summer and it also goes for Florida,Georgia,Alabama and Louisiana.
    Why are you still there????are you trying to BBQ on your hood?

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  6. hope you get out of the 'oven' soon!!!

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  7. Stay safe ~stay cool~and we'll all pray everyone will become more 'fire' conscious and step up the caution....I can't imagine that heat..I'd much rather be cold than hot..you can always warm up....
    Elaine

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  8. I feel a little guilty. In the NY Adirondacks, we are sometimes running the heat at night. Try to stay cool!

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  9. Yes it is hot. At least we are on the dry side of Texas, which gives us a little relief at night. Hang in there.

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