… not to mention the cat. This is the third day on a road trip I took 30 July to 05 August 2016. Dear friend and fellow writer Debra bought a house in southern Alabama, leaving her California home of forty years. Traveling in her small Toyota with her and her cat Loki across the United States was an adventure and a time for me to see parts of the US I’d never seen up close.
Van Horn, Tx to Siguen, Tx
August 01, 2016
Driving home from the steakhouse last night about 10pm, the Yaris shared the road with a line of horses and their riders. Yep, we’re still in Texas.
Days Inn. People keep calling us ma’am. For Breakfast, I ate part of a waffle in the shape of Texas–the southern part, of course. Loki liked our motel room because it had a window sill to lounge on. But it was time stuff her in her kennel and hit the road again.
Today the landscape was flat and barren, slowed in parts with construction. We mostly sped the highways at the posted 80 mph. Where the road cut through hills and buttes, we saw the strata of history in Texan sandstone. This picture shows the layered cut.
For those who like to study the more macabre, the road kill early on were skunks which lafter gave way to raccoons.
Birdsong now sounds much different than what I hear in California.
Our last fill up was $1.85/gallon. That was here in Texas.
Tragically we were without any Starbucks for the first three hundred miles or more. Just outside San Antonio, we saw the first green mermaid logo. The chilled drinks (cold brew coffee) came in handy for the heavy traffic though the city. We did take the Anderson Loop which helped some. Now we’re seeing much more vegetation.
We checked in at the first motel we found after San Antonio. A Super 8. We enjoyed some wonderful southern food at the Dixie Grill shown at the left. At 10pm, commuter traffic was still heavy, even denser than it was at 6pm.
More Texas tomorrow!
Trip report respectfully submitted by,