Road Trip 2013 travel blog

Just a FEW hundred miles to go...

Houston is such a long city and a really tedious drive.

The cotton fields in Louise, TX.

Rice fields near Louise.

The rice storage facility.

Stacked train cars...

We woke up at 7:30 after a very rough nights sleep. Thank goodness that there weren't any more knockers! The temperature is already 81 degrees.

Did you know...The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was "Houston."

The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.)

Patrick Swayze, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Lyndon B. Johnson were some of just a few celebrities and famous people born in Texas.

We entered Houston about 11:15 and it took about an hour to get through even though we were driving at the posted speed limit. There were no delays. The temperature has already risen to 92 degrees.

Did you know....John Wayne and Chuck Norris are honorary Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement agency in North America with statewide jurisdiction.

The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home!

Davy Crockett, who died at the Alamo, once told his Tennessee peers in Congress “Ya’ll can go to hell. I am going to Texas!

The pictures of cotton fields were taken in Louise, TX. There is a photo of a rice field and of storage bin facilities. This is a huge rice growing region too. The crops this year due to the drought were sparse. It has been devastating.

There was stacked train freight cars going through Edna, TX. We have never seen that before! Companies just have to save somehow!

A short story...

If a cowboy rode into town on Friday and left three days later on Friday. How the heck did it happen?

Answer: The horse's name is Friday!

Dumb Texas Laws:

When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.

The Road Warriors are still truckin'!

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