2/22/2015

February 18 - 21, 2015 Hondo Texas

On Wednesday, 18th, we were up before the sun rose and on the road east as the sun was rising.

02-18-15 A Travel Fort Davis to Alpine SR-118 (2)

02-18-15 A Travel Fort Davis to Alpine SR-118 (7)

02-18-15 A Travel Fort Davis to Alpine SR-118 (11)

02-18-15 A Travel Fort Davis to Alpine SR-118 (16)

It turned out to be a beautiful day for traveling.  We took US-90 most of the way.  It is this nice two lane road with little towns sprinkled here and there. 

Not sure if this was smoke, dust, or fog:

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (2)

We went thru very flat areas:

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (8)

And some not so flat:

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (23)

US-90 is very close to the Mexican border in some areas.  On the above two pictures, you can see the dirt road alongside the paved road.  In a couple areas, we saw the Border Patrol dragging tires like those below, along that dirt road.  They were checking for footprints and then smoothing it again.  Very interesting.

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (27)

We went across the Pecos River, which was very green:

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (34)

Thru parts of the Amistad National Recreation Area, where the water was very blue:

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (38)

More greenery than before:

02-18-15 B Travel Alpine to Hondo US90 (44)

We arrived at the Alamo Escape Co-op Park in Hondo, set up, and spent the next few days with our dear friends Carolyn and Pete.  It was so good to see them and get caught up with each other.  Lots of food, beverages, laughter, crying, hugging, and talking.  How wonderful!

Please keep Carolyn in your prayers.  She is going for a back operation on Thursday and hopefully all will be well. 

Tomorrow we continue our journey east so stay tuned and enjoy today.

Stats for the 18th:

Miles Traveled: 332 Miles

Routes Traveled:

Texas:  SR-17; SR-118; US-90; CR-422; CR-5216

 

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3 comments:

Joyce said...

Always thrilled to know when the Border Patrol are working..... Beautiful pictures indeed! Thanks.

Jan Mains said...

Beautiful photos. Was the one of the Pecos River taking from the observation area?

Diane said...

Thanks :-)
Jan, the photos were taken from the RV as we went over the bridge.