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Junction, Texas; Houston, Texas and then Sulphur, Louisiana; Sunday & Monday the 14th & 15th March 2010
March 15th, 2010 by susan_dyer

 

Complimentary breakfast on Sunday the 14th of March, 2010, at Junction, TX, was coffee and a donut, standing up, in front of the front office manager’s desk!  :)   That took all of 5 minutes and we were back on the road, heading east on the I-10.

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It was fixin’ to be another long day of putting miles between us and the west coast.  We ran into a few miles of sheep country….

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On our way to San Antonio, we drove mostly through rolling hills and we saw a lot more trees than we had seen in the last few days….

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I just had to include this bathroom wall on one of the road side Rest stops along the way!  :)

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We skirted to the north and east of San Antonio because there was an RV that Jim wanted to see in a small place called New Braunfels. The rig was bad the town was pretty.  We passed through several small places before we arrived at New Braunfels.

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We drove along the Guadalupe River for a mile or two….

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People were picnicking along the side of the river….  Haven’t seen that at home in years! 

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I liked this tree house, high on a hill ….

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…and the dreaded Redbud was just starting to come into full bloom….  :)

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The rest of the drive to New Braunfels was one of  just one beautiful ranch gate….

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…after another….

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… and another ….

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 Finally we arrived in New Braunfels.  A cute little place, with some funky looking architecture.

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This looked like it might be an old Inn, and it was for sale….  :)

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This particular Bison was definitely outstanding in his field….

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And this reminded me of the artwork that we passed in Ft. Stockton, but I didn’t see any listing of it on the link that I posted in the last blog entry….

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As usual, we stopped at some of the State Rest Stops on the I-10.  I took a picture of this one because I liked the flower pot on top…

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The miles rolled away across amazing farm and pasture land….

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….we started to see some more oil derricks as we got closer to Houston….

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And then, because we had to see a man about a dog in Houston, we found a room at an absolutely glorious hotel called the Hampton Inn and called it a night.  Well, we called it a night after a great take out pizza, but what a room!  :)

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Monday morning was bright and sunny.  We had an appointment with, you guessed it, yet another RV dealership in Houston called PPL.  This place, which is huge, takes RV’s on consignment from people all over the States.

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We drove around and around Houston, not because we were lost (we had our trusty GPS), but because Houston is just that way…. confusing.   PPL is located pretty much right under this tangle of ramps.

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As you can see on the GPS, we had to get from here to there.  :)

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We had a great couple of hours at PPL. 

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I fell in love with one particular rig….

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Time flew by and before we knew it, it was time to get back on the road.  We drove through Houston, still on the good old I-10….

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This was painted concrete, but it was still pretty….

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With Houston behind us we soon hit open road and less traffic.  We crossed the border from Texas in to Louisiana and we had hoped to stay in a place called Beaumont.  There was nothing there in our price range, :) so we continued on to Sulphur, LA where we got a room at a Fairfield Inn.  It wasn’t as glamorous as our room the night before, but it was decent.  After three loads of laundry, and yet another pizza for supper, I worked on the Santa Marta blog.

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The next day we drove through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida!  Yikes!


2 Responses  
  • Nina writes:
    November 9th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    The Hampton Inn is gorgeous! Looks like you were getting some good weather, too.

  • Sue writes:
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    The weather was great Nina! Shorts and flip flops…. :)


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