Sunday, June 11, 2006


Well, almost. We left Denton Thursday around 11 am and took the blue highways to Livingston. We arrived at Escapees headquarters and campground about 5:30 pm and got settled in. South Texas is hot and humid this time of year and the pool was very inviting.

Friday we went to MVD to see about drivers licenses. Dianna did not have enough identification with her so she could not get her license until we brought in some additional documentation. I had enough stuff with me so I was able to take the Class A and the Motorcycle written tests. I had been given the wrong manuals to study so I just barely passed the Class A. Those tests contain some of the most useless information I have ever seen. Why would I care about the minimum and maximum heights of reflectors on trucks? Those were two of the questions. I want to drive a truck -- not build one!

Anyway, I need to go back on Monday to take the driving part of the test. Hopefully it will be more straightforward since I have been driving these big trucks for about 4 years now. But you never know....

Yesterday we just laid around and spent a lot of time in the pool. Same thing today except I took the kids to see the new movie Cars while Dianna worked on some embroidery project for Donna.

Assuming I pass the test tomorrow, we will head out for points west by early afternoon. Don't know where we will get to and don't really care, but it will be very nice to get out of the heat as soon as possible.


  1. I can't remember that you ever failed at anything you ever tried, so I have every confidence that you will do so well on the driving test that they will offer you a job as instructor!!

  2. "Get out of the heat" means we shouldn't expect to see you here any time soon, I guess.

  3. Did you pass the test tomorrow?

  4. Donna - Cars was cute and very appropriate for people who are travelling through small towns out west (including Route 66 which is less than a mile from where I am right now.)  I don't think it is as good as some of the other of similar ilk, like Shreck, but cute anyway.  You can certainly take small kids to it without worry.
    Mom - Of course. See next post.