I don’t know what it is about a lot of the US, the southern US in particular. But everything seems dirty and old. I think the Canadian in me is starting to show a bit, which is not good as I suspect that most places I will be in Mexico will be more like the US then Canada. As a Canadian I sure seem to love new and clean. If you can bulldoze it and make it shiny and new, then you must be in Canada!
KM’s travelled today: 1056
I am now in Junction, Texas. A small town that happened to have a campground with a spot available. It’s a really nice spot too, right beside the Llano River and under some pecan trees. I read that they were pecan trees; I can’t see the difference between these and an oak or something like that. I know they’re not pine though!
There are a few loud animals in the trees. The noise is something between a maracca and a rattlesnake. Hopefully this is not some kind of pecan tree-snake ’cause I want to sleep outside. And I hope they shut up at dark otherwise I’m not getting any rest tonight.
12 hour drives are getting easy now! There again wasn’t much exciting on the drive. I’m glad I had my GPS unit working today, it really helped me get around all these small back highways in North-West Texas. I’ve been trying to do some Spanish lessons, and have gotten a few done. I am also trying to listen to an audio book of Tom Clancy’s “Rainbow Six”, but the MP3 player keeps cutting out on the audio and I miss parts. Then it decides that whole files are not readable. Oh well, I gave up on those and am listening to The Chronicles of Narnia on CD. Good times.
Oh ya, I discovered something in the campground that I had always taken for granted before. The toilet I used to do my business had a little more movement on it than I like. I like zero. It was a tad unnerving but I got used to it. I also remembered that I’d better enjoy toilets where I can throw the paper in, because I only have one more day of that and then 9 months of putting it in the can next to me. Which is really not fair considering all the kinds of food I will most likely eat.
(ooooooooh, the tree rattlers have stopped making noises. Does that mean they’re about to attack?)