Leaving Lafayette, LA to Willis, TX


Well, before I forget (I'm old you all know), let me make sure that no one I know with an RV ever takes I-10 from Lafayette to Houston area. We found out after we got here, from some other RV'er, that they call that stretch of the road the "I-10 Washboard", boy are they right. We have NEVER been on a road like that before and I hope we never will again. We were on that horrible road for about 4 hours and it was just one huge pothole after another and of course we're towing our Equinox. We are also towing 3 bicycles on a bike rack on the back window of the car. Not my idea.

OK, now here comes the next one of our many HAPPENINGS so far. We stopped at the Welcome Center at the Texas state line and while walking back to the car I notice something wrong with the backend of the car. We get up closer and guess what, yes, you're right, with all the stupid bouncing on the road the bike pedals had kept hitting the back window and yep, the whole window was busted out. Oh the joys of making new experiences!! We can't do anything it about now, so we continue on our merry way. We get to our next yucky campgroung and take the bikes off and Tim uses an entire roll of the ever wonderful, Duck Tape, and tapes up the whole back window. Of course by the time we got here in the famous town of Willis, TX it's after 6PM and everything is closed, I get on the net and begin trying to find any auto glass company in the area, I called probably 15 different places, leaving messages. Finally one guy called me back, he would try and find our window in the warehouses on Sun., nope apparently they decided not to open on Sun. after all. He's going to try again tomorrow and if he finds one in stock he'll come to the campground and replace it. If he can't find one, he has a friend of a friend of a friend in Austin and will try and set it up for us to get it replaced when we get there.

I just love these "happenings", if nothing else they do breed patience.

Paul Tracy


It's raining in Texas for the first time in a long time. You must have brought it with you with the glass out.

Hope you get it fixed soon.

Enjoy the rest of your trip grin

Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)