Leaving Fort Stockton early this morning …under a nearly full moon,
One of many groups of wind turbines located on flat-topped mesas
All along I-10, we see isoolated homes, miles and miles from neighbors, stores, medical facilities or even gas stations
A pair of white cattle
While sheltered when driving through cuts in the rocks to make way for the road, when leaving such sheltered areas we often get "slammed" from the side making driving a challenge, particularly if there is a semi trying to pass at the same time.
Horses, of course … and of different colors
A long stretch of paving limited travel to a single lane
More roadwork, this time to repair a damage guard rail
We were by this couple before we had a chance to stop to see what type of trouble they might be experiencing
Nineteen miles beyond Junction, TX (where we'd originally planned to stay before changing our travel plans) we eixted I-10 for the first time since leaving California on on to US-290, a pretty and surprisingly better road than we'd aticipated.
Passing through Harper, a Lutheran church steeple dominated the skyline
We found a great spot to pull off for lunch, which Debbie makes before we leave each morning.
Yes, this is the city's hospital
Leaving the town, we passed a monument to the Texas Rangers
We also passed dozens of ranches … with only their entrance gates visible
Other items of interest …
Entering Johnson City, most notable as the location of LBJ's Ranch
We considered taking a tour of the Johnson Ranch but we have had three long days on the road and after visiting the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library adn Museum tomorrow, we've another 1,200 miles we'd like to cover in just four days.