Friday, October 25, 2013
- City Hall, Balmorhea, TX
After a good night’s sleep I was feeling a bit better, and with the car fully charged, I headed on into Texas. It was another beautiful, warm, sunny day for a drive. So far the weather has been exceptional for a road trip!
After a beautiful drive, I pulled into Balmorhea, TX and checked into my hotel, El Oso Flojo Lodge. This is a beautiful little town of (according to the sign at the city border) about 630 people. The manager at El Oso Flojo pointed me to a very nice family run Mexican restaurant right next door. Being Friday night in Texas, it was of course football night and the local high school team, the Bears, were playing one of the best teams in the state in 6-man football. I had never heard of such a thing, so after plugging in the car at a small RV park behind the town’s city hall and tourist information center and a chicken quesadilla at La Cueva de Oso (The Bear Den) next to the hotel, I headed over to the high school three blocks away to watch my first 6-man football game. Unfortunately, the hometown Bears were no match for the visiting Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys. Even though the Bears looked to start to turn things around with a great kickoff return with only a few seconds left in the half, time ran out and the mercy rule came into effect ending the game. In this league, if a team is up by 45 points or more at half time, the game is called, which is what happened this night. 😦 Better luck next time Bears.
I had set the car to delay charging until 9 PM, which I had never done before. Being a bit nervous about trusting this to really work, I walked over to the city hall to make sure it would actually start. I got to the car just before 9 PM and after a few minutes, I heard a click and saw the green lights on my charging cable start to chase and the light around the charging port pulse green. Sure enough, it worked perfectly. Off to bed and another good night’s rest.