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We left San Antonio and joined I-10 west to Fort Stockton, The scenery began with rolling hills, and scattered sub-divisions. It was a surprisingly quiet drive with very little traffic the whole way,
We passed beautiful carpets of wildflowers all along the highways before the terrain became more hilly and desolate, but still very pretty …
Left Bandera at 4pm, headed up to I-10 and arrived in Fort Stockton at 7:45. I need to be on the road early tomorrow as I want to get to Tucson which is approximately 560 miles.
... down to prevent wind damage.
While I was breaking camp the next morning, a man who was camping nearby came over and said that he noted we were from NC. He said that his family were from NC, and were from Yadkin County! His last name was Jester, and said that his grandfather was one of 10 children in the Boonville area, and the only one to leave NC for Texas! Again, small ...
Driving through Fort Stockton, TX we learned that the world's formerly largest statue of a roadrunner was right on Main Street. We arrived.
He’s not that big.
Not worth the detour.
But I did climb him and take a picture. Maybe that was worth the five minutes.
There really is nothing in West Texas.
Now after San Antonio we hit the road again and this was going to be a long driving day and we were stopping in a small town to get as close to our next destination as possible. In my previous blogs I have grouped these stop overs with another big city, but this particular night was so unusual and crazy that it deserved its own blog.
So this night we stayed in a town called Fort Stockton which is in Texas. There is pretty much nothing to do in this town. It really looked ...