|Had a great traveling day. We were leaving Covington, LA before 7:30a and were making good speed on I-10 west. Crossing miles and miles of swamp lands between Baton Rouge and Lafayette where they have put about 25 miles of the I-10 on pilings. There are stretches of the Interstate down there with pavement probably originating from the sixties, but nothing broke on the trailer. We have seen lots of oil refineries in Louisiana and later in Texas. gas is cheap down here, lowest price we’ve seen was $2.97/gal. |
Our drive from Freeport,FL
Crossing from the east into Texas always marks the entry into a totally different part of the country. And as the road climbs up into the more hilly country around San Antonio my mood barometer is rising.
But we still had Houston, a 50-mile stretch, ahead of us. Should we go straight through or take the I-610 around the city? There was plenty traffic when approaching the fork, but most of it left onto the 610, which made us run straight towards downtown. I maintained around 55-60mph all the way through and Bea had an eye out for keeping us in the right lane.
The “Spaghetti Highways” around the city are phenomenal and one place they were just about to lay the finishing touch on an entire new “Spaghetti Intersection”. This city appears to be growing out of seams and bounds.
Mississippi River w. moored paddle wheeler
See you in San Antonio!