Problem solving hot rod chassis parts for 40 years.
We were advised to get gas in Del Rio, but we didn’t really need it then, so drove on. Afterall, we can just get it at the next gas station! Not only did we NOT see any gas stations, we didn’t see much of anything (see previous pictures). Finally… in Sanderson, Texas a gas station, but it was CLOSED. Another road tour participant also pulled up, tried the pump and it worked. It seems you can still get gas by using your credit card when there is no attendant. It’s not like that where we come from – I don’t think. It was only regular gas, but we couldn’t be choosey. Our 12 US gallon tank took 10.5 gallons. We had driven 181 miles. The next station we saw was in Alpine, about 80 miles away, where we spent the night. There’s nothing for a couple hundred miles and then BOOM, a Hampton Inn. Had a great meal at Buffalo Rose here in Alpine, too. Perhaps it is similar to someone from Texas coming to Northern Ontario in January and being amazed at the desolation and cold.