Arrived in Texas Hill Country early this afternoon The campground sits in a valley and is gloriously quiet. The surrounding tree-studded hills must prevent wi-fi in the campground proper (though I get a signal up the hill at the Park Headquarters). Oddly enough, I can pick up BBC News on the telly!
About last night. My closed-campground parking lot adventure would have been fine except for the fireworks that started at 5 PM and ended shortly after 2 AM. The booming blasts were constant, coming from some distance away but from every direction. I don’t know who these people were but they were a festive bunch. It was like trying to sleep on the Western Front. I got up at 6:30 and got out of there after a quick breakfast.It rained on the drive for over an hour, off and on, just enough to keep you on your toes. But the road was well-surfaced and the traffic light. What a relief to be off the interstate!
Stopped at the Bastrop Wal-Mart for provisions. Very friendly town – people look you in the eye, nod, smile, say hi.
I picked up a USB cord for my Garmin because it occurred to me last night, during the mortar fire, that my GPS may be all wonky because the Western US maps are not installed. I’ll see if I can load them tomorrow. She can still guide me to a non-specific location, like a town, but can’t tell me where the next What-A-Burger is. Instead of saying “turn left”, she says “drive west”. Well, if I knew where west was, I wouldn’t need a GPS, now would I?Look forward to touring the nearby LBJ sites tomorrow. I’ve always been fascinated by the man’s character, his frightening ambition fueled by an ego the size of his birth-state.
It’s almost dark and the 3-day cloud cover is beginning to dissipate. If it keeps up, I bet you can see some stars tonight. I hear they shine big and bright.
I'll have a light dinner of cheese and fruit, maybe some peanut butter and banana. Followed by a healthy slice of Wal-Mart Turtle Cake. Then a bit of reading before lapsing into a coma-like sleep.