Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stopping for Two Days

We are presently parked at the North Llano River RV Park & Resort in Junction, TX after 4 days of traveling we have decided to stop for 2 nights and take a break.

January 26, 2017

We were up early, had our coffee, and should have been on our way about 7:30AM. Instead we spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out why we had no blinker or brake light on the left side of the Jeep. A little after 8:00 Tom made a call, spoke with the Tech guy at Lazydays who set up our towing system, he made a suggestion as to what to try, his suggestion worked, and we had lights. Not long after that we turned onto I-10.

Side note: Most of the pictures I take when we are traveling are through the front windshield.  I love that I have a large wide open windshield now.

We remembered this bridge from 2015
when we were pulling the Crusader East.
From a distance it looks like you are going
to be going pretty much straight up.

When they say narrow lanes and no shoulders ahead they are not kidding.

Then they teased us for a while with this lovely wide open road ahead.

We stopped at the Welcome Center and missed their
Welcome to Texas sign.

The Texas Welcome Center

The start of our trek through Houston.

This caught my eye and I do not even drink beer.
I think because this is one of Tom's choices.

We can see Houston in the distance.

Pretty much half way through Houston.

Would have like to see how they accomplished it.

Coming out the West Side.

Tom and I both believe it would be hard for another state to compete with
Texas when it comes to displaying the US Flag and their State Flag.
These are just a few I took on our way through Houston.

We turned into the Colorado Rest Area-Westbound near Columbus, TX.  After a quick discussion we decided 227 miles was enough for the day and this is where we spent the night.

January 27,2017

We pulled out of the rest area around 8:00AM after having coffee. Looking ahead I saw the next rest area was in about 70 miles and our goal was to eat breakfast there, which we did. We ended up parking next to some fellow Michigan travelers. After a quick conversation about where we were all headed we bid each other safe travels. (Even though they were "trolls" it was a nice chance encounter along the road.)

At the entrance to the rest stop near Luling.
We were on Texas Farm to Market Roads for a few miles today. Instead of going through San Antonio we had decided to take State Highway 46 around. As it turned out there was an accident ahead of us and "Hazel" re-routed us pretty much as we had planned.

Top left New Braunfels' Airport;Top right for our grandchildren
The rest of the pictures are some of the scenery along the way.

Spotted a windmill.

You have to wonder, since, the slow lane going up a hill is going to be used
mostly by large vehicles, why they do not trim back just a few of the branches.

Along a river in  Boerne, TX
(The picture does not do it justice.)

There is one speed limit in Texas we question; it is the one for work zones.
We cannot think of a place in the UP were the speed limit reaches 65
let alone in a work zone. Hang onto your "hats" workers.

I-10 not too many miles before our stop for the day.

"You don't always need a plan.
Sometimes you just need to 
breathe, trust, let go
and see what happens."
~Mandy Hale


  1. Glad you are enjoying the views through a more relaxed mode of travel.
    Hoping to see you when you get to Arizona. If you don't we'll see you down the road sometime.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. It would be nice to meet the two of you and put faces to the blog but like you said if not this time sometime down the road.
      You and Kathy stay safe, also.