Monday, June 19, 2006

Tyler, Texas

We are in the parking lot of a Lowe's in Tyler, TX (map).  Our route plan called for us to stop just a bit north of here yesterday, but we chose Tyler instead for two reasons.  One was that we had a bit of a late start on the route yesterday due to a 40-minute or so excursion to McKinney Falls State Park in Austin to dump our tanks, which were quite full (our Texas state parks pass got us in, and it was another $2 to dump).

The second reason was that we did not have any dinner fixin's on board, and there is an Olive Garden here in this same parking lot.  We've been jonesing for Italian food for a week:  one of the folks we ate with every night in Austin doesn't care for it, and vetoed the selection every time it came up.  So now we've had our fix, and we'll stop for groceries somewhere today so we can eat in, if we like, for a few days.

1 comment:

  1. grrrr.. you are almost 48 miles form my parents house, and COULD have had a place to stay, and a free dinner.

    You make me miss Texas soo much. I am jealous and happy for you at once.

    If you have a chance, see the Tyler Rose Gareden before you leave, it is amazing.


Share your comments on this post! We currently allow anyone to comment without registering. If you choose to use the "anonymous" option, please add your name or nickname to the bottom of your comment, within the main comment box. Getting feedback signed simply "anonymous" is kind of like having strangers shout things at us on the street: a bit disconcerting. Thanks!