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A Long Day of Driving

Monday, March 5, 2007

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Basically spent the whole day driving on a 2-lane road that followed the southern TX border and had scrub growth and cacti to look at. More border patrol stops, but they either wave us through or simply ask if we're US citizens. The road had fencing on both sides, with dirt roads on one or both sides of the fence, which we assume is for the border patrol. We even saw the border patrol smoothing the dirt road by dragging old tires....we're assuming it was to keep it smooth and enable them to see footprints/check for crossing points.

We did find it interesting that TX has these triangular blue & white signs on this road, "Drive Friendly". So polite.

For lunch we stopped at an overlook of the Pecos River canyon...very picturesque.

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Our one stop was at the Judge Roy Bean museum and vistor center in Langtry. It had his original Lily Saloon and Billiardroom building to look at and a couple of displays.
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We did see two roadrunners running across the road, so I got to mark them off in the birdwatching book that I bought at Padre Island National Seashore.

We stop at Marathon for the night, which is about 50 miles north of Big Bend National Park, our next destination. We don't have reservations there and they usually fill up in the afternoon so we'll head down tomorrow morning with the hopes of getting a campsite.

Marathon is a very small somewhat picturesque western town. We park the RV and then walk to town for a Mexican dinner at the local cafe.

Posted by jengelman 06:49 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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