We left Fairleigh Riverside State Park in Covington, Louisiana this morning and drove west across the bottom of Louisiana, using I-10. I have to take a moment to say I-10 around Baton Rouge was some of the worst road we have traveled. MLA keeps saying wait until we get to Alaska.
Truth is 1) I can't wait and 2) Alaska has a very good excuse, namely permafrost and vast distances that need to be built and maintained. Baton Rouge, Mississippi has no such excuse.
In any case, we traveled about 150 miles through Louisiana and 200 miles in Texas. As soon as you enter Texas there is a sign telling you the Visitor Center is in one mile at exit 880. If you know how the Interstate numbering system works you know that the road you are on goes for another 880 miles. In this case, I-10 continues through Houston, San Antonio, and ends soon after going through El Paso. Wow; 880 miles on the same highway just to cross the state of Texas.
We hit Houston at 4 pm just as rush hour was getting into full swing. Fortunately we didn't have any real delays however that is one spread out city. In a previous life I had to spend a lot of time in Houston and it's not one of my favorite places. I like the people (and the BBQ) however the rest of the city you can have. Several of us jokingly referred to Houston as the swamp. I used to think the humidity in DC was bad; mere child's play compared to Houston's humidity during the summer month.
We stopped for the night about 130 miles east of San Antonio. We are not doing much sight seeing on this leg as MLA is anxious to get to Quartzsite. The Gem & Mineral show is going on now and the RV show starts Saturday. MLA wants to see some of the Gem show so I'd like to arrive on Thursday. Gotta keep Momma happy!