Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Across Texas

We left Lafayette, and headed for Houston, but we had an unplanned weekend stop in Sulphur, LA. With no power and problems with the exhaust system, the truck had to be towed to the Ford dealership and the RV towed to a beautiful RV park there. The comfort of this park tempered our misfortune.
With the repairs completed on Monday, we prepared to resume our travels.
On the advice of the manager, we left at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday to avoid the morning rush around Houston.
The best laid plans....

A destroyed tire on the RV resulted in a 2-1/2 hour wait for a road service business to open and then come out to change our tire. Our travels resumed, and we had an opportunity to take a good look at the industry (such as, the Saint Arnold Brewing Company tanks)
skyline, and
unique architecture of Houston.
We made it through Houston and San Antonio during busy morning traffic and overnighted in Kerrville in the Hill Country of Texas.

Again, we were on the road early the next morning. This time the reason was to spend time on the road in the cooler part of the day. The early morning sun brought new life to the high tension electrical towers

and highlighted the artistry of the highway and its rest stop ramps and
the symmetry of these two work crews.
The hill country provides a good bit of variety to the landscape,

but once we pass the center of the state on I-10, the landscape stretches for miles with few interruptions to our line of sight.

But we did have the moon accompanying us on much of the morning portion of our journey across the midsection of the Lone Star State.
We plan to get back to daily entries starting today.

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