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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Our Six Hour Drive from the Piney Woods to Hill Country in Texas

Texas is a huge state, 268,601 square miles.  It's an eleven and a half hour drive or a four hour flight to cross this state.  It has been split into seven geographically unique regions.  We are leaving the East Texas' Piney Woods and will drive across the Prairies and Lakes Region to Hill Country in six hours including a stop to fuel up the motorhome.

The sun is behind us
at 7:45 am.

Crossing Lake Conroe

The empty road leading

F(arm) to M(arket Road) 

Eric says, "Welcome to FM 1097, your Smooth Rock Station.  It's 8:06 am on the crystal clear day before Thanksgiving."

He deepens his voice to
pronounce "Lone Star."

I get the Spaceballs

I get a glance of a
giant Dalek from
Dr. Who.

East Texas has a lot of

A small country

The City of Brenham's
water tower

Our drive continues
through rolling hills. 

The speed limit varies a lot on today's drive. From 35 per hour in cities and towns to...

... 75 miles per hour.

A pink Volkswagen

Entering La Grange

That's quite the turn...

There's no low clearance
 warning on

19 feet 3 inches...  this is 
the tallest labeled bridge
I've ever seen.

Czech Us Out

I love the wordplay.

Czech immigrants came to this region of Texas in 1870s.  Their heritage and culture are celebrated each year a the Annual Czhilispiel Festival

The main street in Waelder
is flanked by towers.

This barn is a giant

I appreciate the sign stating
the underpass's clearance.

It doesn't look like our
motorhome will fit
beneath the railroad bridge.

This truck is towing an

Here's a Youtube Video of one working a field.  

The Luling water tower is
painted to look like a

The paint job works well
with the reservoir's shape.

The water tower celebrates the city's annual Watermelon Thump Festival.

Eric stopped at a Subway
for lunch.

Luling's Information Center
sits empty.

This water tower, painted in
greens & tan is up the road.

I take the wheel for the next
60 miles, or so.

Eric found lots to take pictures of while I drove....

A shot of a short railroad

Concrete drainage pipes wait
to be installed somewhere...

I love this shot of the
Seguin water tower.

Stagecoach Apartments

I like the wagon wheel 
surrounded by Agave

Eric took pics of the classic car
& trucks at LEP Motorsport
 Truck Accessories, so I can
admire the refurbished vehicles.

I allow this FedEx Truck
to share the road with 

A farm with a windmill, with
a housing development in
the background

Drivers are serenaded by
this gentleman & his

A collection of old &
very old gas pumps.

I am reminded of the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, New Mexico.

Cranes, I LOVE cranes.

This project is near the
Guadalupe River.

There's glitter & rainbows
here in Unicorn Country...

Just kidding!

Dry Comal Creek Winery
& Vineyards advertises
their Tasting Tours.

Eric and I swap seats and he continues our drive into Hill Country.

I am convinced that Newks
Resort's logo has not been

I am wrong... That's the

A Dune Buggy

Boerne's decorative water
tower & blue

We are going up in elevation.

The terrain is quite hilly.

Drivers share the roads with
horses here.

The creature in the road
is a Deer.

This is not one of my
best nature shots.

will be our home for
 two weeks.

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