Day 17...Westward to Texas!
This is a great pic of the letterboxers - Padawan, SHH & Mama Cache. Good times, to be sure!
This last pic is of me and my sweet buddy Jack...we like each other a lot! It will be a while until I get to see him again, and he will have grown quite a bit when that times comes, but I got enough hugs to last, I think. *smile*
So, coming into Houston was a treat. No, not the Houston traffic or confusing freeways, but meeting again with one of my favorite letterboxing friends, Dewberry, her wonderful husband and their two delightful boys. We got to share a great meal, some Texas-sized dessert and the comforting conversation of good friends. And, if it weren't for their help and navigation skills, I'm afraid we would still be driving around trying to get to our hotel. Haha! (Thanks Laura & Paul! You guys rock!)
Distance traveled: 325-ish miles
Letterboxes: 2 attempted, 0 found
Deceased armadillo count: at least 3
Unidentified wildlife spotted: gazelle-like animals and large pink-bellied white birds
Drivers who waved back on the highway: about 10
Starbucks stop: 1
Weather: sunny, hot and very humid
Highest temperature: 94*
Calories consumed: probably enough for a whole week!
Stopping in the Atchafalaya Visitor Center in the middle of the biggest river swamp in North America - very cool! Also, the giant pieces of coconut and toffee-licious cake at my favorite dessert place in the country, Dessert Gallery in Houston. Everything really is bigger in Texas!
Kind of a bummer:
Not being able to make it to Avery Island. Maybe next time...
Next stop: San Antonio and the Alamo!