Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Long Drive in Texas - 10/13/2012

The sky gives Van Horn glorious colors this morning as we leave early to drive miles and miles across Texas.  It is barely dawn, and we get to see the sun break through the clouds.  

When we get to Kent, I tell Willie's Tug she has come full circle -- no, wait!  This is Kent TX -- not Kent WA!

One thing I have noticed about this large state is the vast number of cities, towns and villages -- all having been named; so if you think of a name, it can be found in Texas.

We continue to get views of the Guadalupe mountains, some desert, and gradually begin to see more green -- brush and grass, as well as trees.  

Clouds come and go; we never get rain, but many places along the highway show puddles from recent showers.

And an oil well drilling rig.

The Fall wild flowers brighten the day and remind us of the beauty that lies ahead.

More green.

A town called Welfare?  

Well, they had to name it something.

Decision to make:  loop or downtown San antonio?

We go through downtown, and traffic is not very heavy on this Saturday afternoon.

This view of downtown tells us we are near our stop for the night, just south of town.  Today's trip is over 500 miles, but the long day will allow a short day tomorrow.

It is cool and very breezy; we will sleep with the windows open tonight.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Saturday, October 13, 2012

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