Monday, January 04, 2010

The Waltz Continues

Sunday morning we left Duson, Louisiana at 27 degrees and moved through Louisiana into Texas. We seemed to move through the eastern area of Texas at a good pace and continued through Houston without any problems. It is easier, in most instances, to get through big cities on Sundays, traffic is lighter than during the weekdays. We stopped for the night at a Passport American park in Luling, Texas, about 55 miles east of San Antonio. It was a place to stay for the night but nothing to get excited about.
Sunday evening Tom checked our messages on our home phone. A classmate and long ago friend had called me that he was in the Taneytown area and would like to stop by for a visit. The ironic thing about this was that Byron livesin San Antonio. This morning I returned Byron's phone call informing him of my whereabouts. Catching up on our lives we express hopes of visiting someday.
Our travels today continued through Texas. After going through San Antonio we were in the "hill country" of Texas. I found this area a little more scenic but I still feel that Texas is far from a pretty state. This area is sparsely populated with just occasional little towns off the interstate. Texas seems to be more accommodating to larger vehicles in providing parking areas at interchanges to allow for grabbing a bit to eat at restaurants. We stopped for the night at Fort Stockton staying at another Passport park. First impressions did not look too favorable but we figured for the price it would do.