BIG Mexican dinner last nice so everybody fell right to sleep dreamin’ of margaritas!!! Today would be a quick 66 mile ride to Cold Spring, TX, our home for the night. Quick because there is a 50% chance of rain by 3:00pm!
We were on a state highway with a VERY wide shoulder that was a smooth as a new born baby’s bottom. Nice!!!
Ouch . . . this on must had been a bumpy ride . . . semi maybe???
This is something you don’t want to see right after having breakfast . . . a two fer’
First stop down the road was Anderson . . . might still be fighting the war!
A little listing to the right on this foundation . . . but still livable!!!
Funny . . .
Looked like a turkey vulture convention . . .
. . . ends up it was a breakfast meeting, over a new fawn car kill.
Hey . . . it’s my town!!!
. . . complete with a dead man’s curve, two white crosses, one more lower in the ditch.
. . . and a thriving downtown area!!!!
We would ride through the tranquil Sam Houston National Forest today for about 40 miles. Nice, quiet riding . . .
Part of it is designated a Wildlife Management area . . .
where on the left side it looks like they are letting things grow as is . .
. . . and on the right side of the road they are prescribed burning to keep the vegetation knocked back.
mmmmmmmm . . . not sure what this was all about . . .
. . . or this one!!! Got to look it up!
More of the woody species are now starting to blossom . . .
. . . they smell nice, close up, too!
Walker County Line . . . we went from pavement as smooth as a baby’s bottom, to one with diaper rash. Bumpy . . . just like the political atmosphere in Wisconsin with Gov. Walker too!!!
One of my people. Stopped by . . . but no one home!!!
Our first major detour of the whole trip (couldn’t walk through this one) and we are half done!!!! Hope it is the only one.
Not sure what this shipping container was all about but it was fun to see as I came around a curve in the road.
Interesting juxtapositioning . . .
If you need help . . . here is where to go.
Gaylord . . . thanks for not telling us about your summer place . . . !!!!
Met Kate and Reinert, from Germany, who are heading west from FL, on this 3 mile crushed rock road detour. Had a hard time talking because of all the noise and traffic, but they are enjoying their ride and the US!!
Who knew Jim has a twin brother of the cloth . . .
Water . . . again. See the movie.
Punkin . . .
. . . or Pumpkin like the ACA map says. The answer: Punkin.
Oh yeah . . . everything is bigger in TX!!!
Close to the right spelling . . .
Dan hit a home run reserving these ‘Sunday Cabins’ for our stay in Cold Spring, complete with free laundry. I was in by 1:00pm and the others soon after. At 2:45pm it poured for about 30 minutes. Beat that one!!!! Tonight we are going to have a cookout in our little slice of ‘suburbia’!!!
Big salad made by Linda . . .
. . . and what has become our signature chicken dish prepared by Chef Tom!! FULL tummies at only $6/person!!!! No Mexican food tonight. YEAH!!!!!