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On my way from Dallas to Austin this evening I watched the most incredible thunderstorm roll across the Texas countryside. I was hoping to outrun the storm, but it escorted me for most of the drive... just on the outskirts of the storm... and just close enough to it that it often crossed my mind: what am I doing driving through this?!?!??! …
... see pictures), but they did not seem to be having any trouble. The rest of the day we just kind of relaxed. Bob reading and napping, me reading and napping, then dinner and watching a little TV. Tonight will be a repeat of last night. Tomorrow the plan is to go to brunch or lunch and then we will head for our sticks and bricks home. Thus brings to an end this 6-State adventure. Stay tuned for our next ...
Today we decided to go into Austin so we had a look online to figure out the few public transport options available to us. There is a train station about 15 minutes walk away so we headed over there and got our 7-day passes. Before long there was a pretty weird Austin resident explaining his Pagan sleeve tattoos to us on the platform... anyway our train finally arrived and it must be a pretty new metro system because it's all ...
... we only spent about $40 on stuff for dinner and carried it down to the South Congress Ave bridge for sunset.
About ten minutes after the sun sets, there is a flurry of activity under the bridge, as 1.5 million bats take flight and head off in the search of their nightly feed. Although the bats are still small and grey this time of year, it was quite the spectacle to behold, as they wove a trail of black across the darkening sky. You could hear their wings ...
Today, due to Lynn's "conference call," we got a later start from Balmorhea. It stayed cold for our entire time there, so we're hoping for more temperate weather. One thing that you'll notice on I-10 in Texas...there aren't many curves in the road. When I do see one ahead on the GPS/Phone, I'll admit that I get a little excited.
We had a tailwind, or as I like to call it, a "North Dakota Supercharger." It's quiet and does improve our ...
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