Tuesday, December 9, 2014

On The Road Again - Day 6

400 miles 5.5 hrs Fort Worth TX to Pecos TC

Day 5 - 352 miles 5 hrs Little Rock AR to Fort Worth TX
Day 4 - 347 miles 5 hrs 20 mins Nashville TN to Little Rock AR
Day 3 - 218 miles / 351 km Lexington KY to Nashville TN gained one hour
Day 2 - 385 Miles - 620 Km 5 hours 51 mins Cranberry Township PA to Lexington KY
Day 1 - 298 Miles - 480 Km 4 hours 37 mins Toronto to Cranberry Township PA

Doesn't look far on the map. We started out with really foggy conditions.

The original plan was to spend the night in Odessa TX but couldn't find hotel rooms anywhere around there. Finally got a room in Pecos TX an extra hour west.

Fog burned off and we had a beautiful sunny day.

Trying to figure out what this was. Finally realized it is a wing of a wind turbine. These are big!

So sad to see all these independents gone out of business.

We stopped in Abilene and spent some time in a WWII museum dedicated to the 12th Division from the area. Fascinating and will do here is a more detailed post.

Some cute statues in Abilene, The Storybook Capital of the World.

Book: “Nicholas St. North & the Battle of the Nightmare King”
Author/Illustrator: William Joyce
Location: National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar St.
Sculptor: Steve Neves

Before he was St. Nick, he was a daredevil named Nicholas St. North. Now he’s a Guardian.

Book: “E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!”
Author/Illustrator: William Joyce
Location: Corner of Cedar and N. 1 st Streets
Sculptor: Steve Neves

A philosophical warrior rabbit skilled in martial arts, E. Aster Bunnymund is one of William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood.

Oil country and refineries clearly start to take over the countryside. It becomes evident that business is booming for oil and gas.

Cotton fields surround the derricks.

Arrived in Pecos and settled into the Best Western Swiss Clock. Had dinner in the attached restaurant Alpine Inn.

Where's the BEEF, West Texas??? The worst meal ever last night in Pecos Texas.Chicken fried steak with white gravy - meat stringy and tough. John's roast beef au jus - the "meat" looked like shoe leather in a Mexican sandal factory!

AND when the wine came it was ice cold Merlot!!


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