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Old 08-02-20, 10:06 PM
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Nasty Interstate Gas Station Disgusting

The group today needed to pee and get a snack so I stopped at what looked like a decent establishment in a nice town before I hit Interstate 10 to cruise to the park. Down right nasty bathrooms overflowing half the Bubbas and Bubbettes not wearing masks though it’s clearly states that one is required to enter the establishment. I said hell no you would be crazy to buy anything here let’s scram! No one objected it was unanimous and bolted down I 10 at 80 mph yes that’s the speed limit Found a roadside parking area if you were the gender that could stand that is how you went the others just open the doors as a blind and squat. Again no objections The state park was very clean everyone respected what we all have to do to have fun and be safe but not paranoid. Great we have wide open space in Texas. But earlier once I got out of that nasty travel center like thing I took a disinfectant bath right in the parking lot Luckily there was enough food and beverages like Gatorade to make it through a day at the river. The town is not being named to protect the guilty...

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Old 08-03-20, 03:33 AM
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Many people are gross.
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Old 08-03-20, 09:39 AM
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Texas has a bad covid outbreak because what I saw yesterday
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I see the same in Gonzales and Caldwell counties.
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Originally Posted by peugeot mongrel View Post
I see the same in Gonzales and Caldwell counties.
I will give Hondo people props Iím surprised how everyone is doing the right thing here. At first I was thinking this area is going to reject the basic guidelines and they didnít. Many younger people shopping for elderly relatives and helping out others in need. So far the cases here though increased have been controlled but itís a small community. Hopefully the people will continue to be safe as possible.
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Hondo, I saw something quite similar... when crossing the country in early March.

This was out west somewhere... don't think it was Texas as I stayed off I20 in Texas to avoid Midland/Odessa area, I was on the way from Ft Worth, after seeing family there.. Might have been near El Paso though, or 100 miles west thereof. Bearing in mind that most other states/stops were like ghost towns... I pulled into this station right off the interstate... and people were just hanging around, eating whatever fast food the place offered and talking up a storm... and again, this was when every other stop felt like the "Twilight Zone." I waited a few minutes, no cars were moving from the pumps I could get into with my trailer rig... so I just hightailed it outta there.

Almost across the highway, and and a slight bit further, was the now familiar ghost town "Twilight Zone" scene of nobody around. I pulled in, gassed up and left... feeling cleaner for not having stayed and pumped at that other station.

I never went into gas station restrooms on my trip. I was hauling an RV trailer and that was my safe zone. RV places would leave the paperwork outside, and the transactions all took place via phone. If it were not for the phone and internet, back in March, the only other human contact I had was seeing the few long haul truckers on the otherwise empty roadways. It was an eerie trip. Only just east of Mobile and in Yuma, did I see any people in large numbers.... and I scooted right through those areas quickly.

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During the week Hondo will feel like the Twilight Zone little to no traffic, not many people moving around. Good time to get groceries and other basics. State parks I can print my pass online so I can enter without going into any offices or buildings. On the road I just stop on go by a tree or something so I can stay out of public restrooms. Pack my own food in an ice chest that saves money anyways.. In west Texas on I10 I have seen many RVs blown over by high winds. Between El Paso and Van Horn the wind is crazy.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
...once I got out of that nasty travel center like thing I took a disinfectant bath right in the parking lot
you drink any?
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you drink any?
Sure did the great leader Kim Jong Un said it will cure COVID-19. Pinky The Elephant said it was ok.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I will give Hondo people props I’m surprised how everyone is doing the right thing here. At first I was thinking this area is going to reject the basic guidelines and they didn’t. Many younger people shopping for elderly relatives and helping out others in need. So far the cases here though increased have been controlled but it’s a small community. Hopefully the people will continue to be safe as possible.
I sincerely wish I could say the same for the rural area I live in. Just last Saturday this sand bar party occurred just 50 miles away, and many people around here are wondering why so many of our small towns have had an unusual number of outbreaks recently. Sheesh!!!



Somehow I can't believe that this water is very clean, either.
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Old 08-04-20, 12:34 AM
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They all look young. I thought I was invincible back then. Not enough time on Earth to fully see the consequences of actions. A lesson that took me awhile to learn. I was on a lake at a friend’s lake house and there is a sandbar people will park their boats on congregate, the responsible people call it Covid Island. That lake is 125 miles from Hondo near Austin, Texas. I cruised my boat around Covid Island and explored other areas. One big toilet I know I pee in the lake really no choice.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
They all look young. I thought I was invincible back then. Not enough time on Earth to fully see the consequences of actions. A lesson that took me awhile to learn. I was on a lake at a friendís lake house and there is a sandbar people will park their boats on congregate, the responsible people call it Covid Island. That lake is 125 miles from Hondo near Austin, Texas. I cruised my boat around Covid Island and explored other areas. One big toilet I know I pee in the lake really no choice.
If you're talking about Lake Travis, I actually know the area quite well, for I have several friends who live in Austin and out in Lakeway. I can definitely see some of the same behavior going on there.
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Lake Buchanan but all the highland lakes in the Austin area have party congregation areas. Same series of lakes that Lake Travis is on.
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I've started carrying bottles with me to fill with yellow liquid as needed during road trips. My "COVID BOTTLES".

Years ago I was walking in Italy. At the end of a foot bridge, people would just walk across the bridge, then let it go from the main path at the end of the bridge. Man that was NASTY.

Since then, I don't mind going outside in low population dispersed areas. But, avoid going in parks, or in places where there are a lot of other people congregating.
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My #2 favorite burrito place is off limits to me now. (#1 was striken from my list long ago, when employees were openly calling the virus a hoax). Employees are fine, hand sanitizer for before and after you sign on the pad (wish they'd do away with that step but anyway), but customers ignore the signage and employees let it happen. I mean it's a sad thing these places have to deal with non believers, but if you can toss 'em for no shirt, you can toss 'em for no mask (or mask with the nose hanging out).

OTOH we found a tertiary burrito place that has an expansive outdoor seating area, under trees, away from the downtown foot traffic, and thus far they're sticking to their guns for masks. Burritos themselves seem decent. I'll sample their torta next; I've not found a west Texas quality Torta since, well, leaving west Texas.

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