I apologize for the lack of pictures but keep in mind that, unlike most people, my phone isn’t an obsession and is not permanently fixed to my hand. I’m a responsible person who chooses not have immediate access to his phone while operating a motor vehicle.
Well. Most of the time anyway.
Besides, traveling down the interstate at speeds pushing 85 mph, taking pictures of my travels and observations isn’t always an easy option.
So without further ado, here are the highlights of today’s travels…
In both frickin’ Texas and New Mexico (a pair of states approximately 100 feet from the sun, mind you) there are signs posted before most bridges that say “Icy Bridge”. These states rarely get rain and when they do, it evaporates before it hits the pavement. Stupid idea.
There is, and I kid you not, a “Jesus Christ is Lord” Travel Center. Not surprisingly, it went out of business and is abandoned. Either the former owner skipped Marketing 101 or no one really needed a Mary Magdalene air freshener. Or, OR, maybe they expected Jesus to turn water into gas to save money…
Apparently there is/was a Kickapoo Indian Tribe. Seriously. I saw the sign. Uh, huh-huh. Kickapoo.
I also saw, for the first time, a tumbleweed. And not just one, but thousands of tumbleweeds. They were part of a dust-storm in Texas. Yeah. I probably should’ve pulled over.
And finally, there’s a county in Texas called Deaf Smith. I can only imagine how that came about.
Smith? We’re going to honor you and future generations of your family by naming a county after you!