North Texas Rally – Day 1

Current Location: Coffee Creek RV Resort, Santo, Texas

Malcolm was lazy this morning and got up later than Val. Once we were moving pretty good, we hopped in the truck and drove to Santo to find the post office. Malcolm sent the tax forms out via registered mail, then we stopped by the gas station at the exit where the campground was on the way back. On our drive from Santo to the gas station, the truck popped up a warning about the diesel exhaust fluid being low (500 mile warning).

Malcolm went inside the station and found that they had gallon jugs of DEF. However, they were extremely proud of them and wanted $18 a gallon for them (you can get it most places for $2.50 to $4.00 a gallon). He decided to just put fuel in the truck and we would find another source for DEF some other time.

As we got back to the campground and walked around to see what folks were doing, Ericka and Tony Dorsey mentioned that they needed to go to the Tractor Supply in Mineral Wells to get cat food. We all four piled in our truck and headed up there. We found the Tractor Supply, they found their cat food and Malcolm found a 2 1/2 gallon jug of DEF for $9.99. We hauled our goods out to the truck and found a pizza buffet in town and had lunch.

We headed back to the campground and we had a nice chat with Jerry Talley (one of the club members). His first name is also Malcolm. So we have two Malcolm Talleys here at the rally. What are the odds? Both Malcolms compared genealogy notes to see where they might be related.

This afternoon, everyone piled into various vehicles and we all caravanned to the Brazos River Catfish Cafe. Val had the grilled Tilapia, which she indicated was just OK. Malcolm didn’t feel like fried fish, so he had a hamburger, which again was pretty decent but nothing to write home about.

Brazos River Catfish Cafe

Brazos River Catfish Cafe (or at least their sign out front)

After we got back to the campground, we all gathered in the meeting room at 7:30 for a meet and greet. Everyone introduced themselves and a few announcements were made. Afterwards, we stayed around to talk or to play dominoes.



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