Finally exiting Texas!
After 19 days and about 1,076 miles of the much maligned (and rightfully so) chip and seal road surfaces, we are leaving Texas. A third of this trip is in this “ginormous” state.
Once again, we started out after rain at night and cloudy weather, but we had been really fortunate by dodging the rain the past couple of days. But not today. Today, we were drenched for the last 8 miles.
The breakfast this morning was also the last breakfast for our current food truck “Always Hungry.”
Because of state food regulations, for the most part a food truck can only work in one state. So when we move to a new state, we need a new food truck to provide breakfast and dinner. Lunch is out on the road and we generally purchase our lunch as needed. “Always Hungry” was a good truck manned by Tyler and Jason.
The majority of today was on highway Texas 96.
I love this shot of all the bikes lined up at a restaurant. We descend as a group on these small restaurants and in some cases completely overwhelm them.
Crossing this creek/river officially puts us into Louisiana.
Funny, though, the “Welcome to Louisiana” sign we expected had been cut down!?!
The ride was uneventful other than the crossing from Texas to Louisiana. However, after three days of dodging it, we finally got caught by the rain. The last 8 miles of the ride just dumped on us. The picture below shows a soaked me at the end of the ride. I guess I don’t look as miserable and wet as I felt.