Shorter drive and no time zone changes.
We woke late in Fort Stockton, stupid time zone change of two hours!
We left at 10:15 thinking we could drive into Fort Stockton and find a cafe...not!!! What a sad dead town, so disappointing. In looking back at our westward bound trip in December we had stopped for lunch in Fort Stockton.
This is Piasano Pete, the world's largest roadrunner.
In December he was dressed for the holidays.
This is actually the second jail built in Fort Stockton. It was completed in 1883 and enlarged in 1913. Numerous outlaws have been incarcerated here You can read about some of them here.
We got on the road and decided we'd have an early lunch since we never found breakfast. This part of the highway through Texas is very barren and there are at least one hundred miles between towns.
Ozana was our stop for lunch at Subway.
We originally planned to stay away from San Antonio since we had spent two nights here in December. So we booked into New Braunfels. Our plan was to see some of the missions around San Antonio before checking in. However, once we reached SA and looked at the traffic and driving distances we opted to go to the hotel.
Finally checked in, feet up and room service seems like a good idea!