Friday, June 26, 2015

Gettin' Our Kicks: Chapter 26 – Day 20 Plainview to Abilene

June 24, 2015

This was pretty much a get from point A to point B kind of day.

No Interstate at all. We were on U.S. 82, 83, 380 and Texas 70. All of them nice two or four lane secondary highways with little traffic and a 75 MPH speed limit.

The temperature got into the low 90’s, but was pretty bearable. Sometimes we had cross winds and some times we had head winds. It didn't seem to make any difference to the direction of travel.

I think it was in Spur, TX where we stopped for gas at an old independent gas station that from first glance I thought had seen better days. The owner, an older gentleman, came out to say hi and shoot the breeze about where were coming from and where we going, the big rain storms they had just had and so forth. Real nice man.

A car pulled into the full service pump (yeah FULL SERVICE), so he excused himself to go provide full service. He checked the tires, checked the oil and washed the windows. It was a step back in time to the mid 1960’s and when I worked for Standard Oil in their company owned gas stations. 

Checking the oil at the Full Service pump.
The service bay was neat as a pin
The Coke machine was pretty weathered by the sun.

A little later we stopped in Jayton, TX for a rest and water. We found a nice shady spot in front of the county transportation department building.

We finally rolled into Abilene around 5:00.

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