I was all up for that. We were going to be heading South, down towards the San Antonio area.....and even f-u-r-t-h-e-r South into the land of nothing but cactus and mesquite brush.
This one way trip is just over 422 miles. This is a pretty good distance if you ask me.
Do you see Crystal City, way down at the bottom on this map? It's just about as close to Mexico as you can get. And then you should be able to see Tyler at the top of the map, just West of Shreveport. That was our starting point. Texas is a HUGE State!!
Imagine this view with no green leaves on the mesquite brush. Everything was brown and dormant. Very Dry looking!
Do any of you know how many miles long the State of Texas is?
660 miles wide
Length? 790 miles long.
Like I said....we left at 6 in the morning......drove to our destination....loaded the nursery stock.....drove ALL THE WAY BACK HOME!!!! Good grief....this was not in our plans! This is not what I bargained for!
I have no idea what popped into Sam's head, to think that at our age, we could easily drive this distance in one day. 844 miles, plus the extra miles that it took to drive out into the middle of No Where, to pick up the stock. Three short stops for gas and to use the restroom....and a 30 minute dinner break. That was all the stopping we did.
I was exhausted when we got home at midnight!!!
NEVER....EVER......do I plan to do this again!
What a day and night!