Too Many Animals

Trip Start Jan 04, 2009
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Trip End Mar 09, 2009


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today was a slow start as I slept in. I think the last few days caught up with me and it was good to get the rest.
Along the highway there were so many killed white tail deer that it became very disturbing. Over a two hour period I must have counted at least fifty of them lying at the side of the road. I have never seen such a massacre before.
I rode East of Fort Stockton on Highway 10 which is a super slab with a speed limit of eighty miles per hour, so after a couple of hours of this boredom turned off onto Highway 290 which is a split four lane highway that goes through several interesting towns. The one that really caught my eye was Fredericksburg, which has a very wide main street and hundreds of small stores that look like they are from the "old west". I would like to return some day to check this place out.
Another intriguing place was Johnson City the home town of Lyndon B Johnson, a former President of the USA. It is a small town of twelve hundred people, so it is quite an honour for this location.
Along this route I came across a small farm with very different animals that I photographed. I'm not sure if they are burros, or donkeys, and the other animals that look like some kind of "cow". The camel was so interesting to look at.
For the last few hours there was a heavy mist, and in some sections the road was damp as I approached Austin. I checked into another Motel 6 and went to a recommended Mexican diner that was less than good.
As of right now the plan is to continue East and enter Florida tomorrow before turning south to the tip at Key West.
Distance travelled: 345 miles (552 Km)
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lynneternosky
lynneternosky on

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I wonder what happened to them all. could not be cars hitting them. So you are now heading for Florida.How is the weather now?

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