It was a long days from to Huntsville, Texas, from Lafayette, Louisiana.
I am still a bit sick but my increased prednisone is starting to kick in to get rid of the fluid from my lungs.
It was also hot an humid. Although as I go closer to Texas it got less humid and more of a dry heat.
Things to do in Texas
I have lots of time to spend before heading into Mexico from San Diego sometime in October. As I mentioned in my last post, transition times can be great to see and do things I wasn’t really planning on.
As I entered Texas I stopped at the information booth in search of things to do.
I picked up pamphlets with ideas. I looked through them and picked out of bunch of things I would be interested in seeing in Texas. These included:
- Blue Bell Creamery,
- Seeing a High School Football game,
- Texas Longhorns Football game,
- Texas State Capitol,
- Watch the bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin,
- The Rose Gardens in Tyler,
- LBJ Ranch in Fredericksburg,
- The Fredericksburg Town Square, and
- Fort Worth Stockyards.
There was one thing not listed in any of the books that I wanted to see, and that was the Clock Tower at the University of Texas at Austin. More on that later.
Motel 6 Huntsvillle Texas
Armed with the information I headed to Huntsville where I found a cheap Motel 6 to stay at. Only $35.99 a night! Of course, multiple that by the US exchange rate of 1.35 and you get $48.59 CDN. A bit over my budget but still cheap. And I need a comfortable place to rest.
When I got there the Motel 6 was perfect. It was clean and looked newly renovated with a new clothes washer. AND … it there was a McDonald’s, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Buffalo Wild Wings, right there.
I decided to spend 2 nights there to further recuperate.