Trip pictures here.
First day uneventful. Left Barrie Ontario Canada at 11:45 a.m. in my Corolla - female / solo trip. Drove till midnight or past midnight (can't remember) to a truck stop just south of Gary IN. Slept in car.
Second day. All going okay. Took longer than planned to go from Chicago area all the way to Marshall TX (past Texarkana) which was my planned stopping point. It being the Memorial Day weekend, I was glad I took the lesser populated I-57. Turns out a very pleasant scenic highway - all farmland the whole way. No big cities to go through - & therefore, no city "exodus" for the weekend. HOWEVER, by late evening, everywhere was swarming with highway patrol. At one turn in a small town, there were four cruisers on the corner I needed to turn on - two on an angle front ends in blocking in a red pick-up truck from the front as if they had to get it stopped, one cruiser behind it, and one across the intersection. Then when I got gas, one of those cruisers came flying by, and further up the road just past the gas station, there were another huge pile of cruisers - lights flashing. Anyhow, at 12:30 a.m. I was pulled over. The trooper was very pleasant. He said my rear licence plate light was out. He gave me a warning -then asked me where I was going and suggested things to see along the way, and told me to be careful travelling alone this late.
I stopped at 1:00 a.m. at Marshall TX at a truck stop for the 2nd night. It rained quite heavily I think the 2nd night - or it might have been the first night...
Day 3 today I went from Marshall TX to Galveston. It POURED going through Houston. Really heavy hard rain. Then from then on it has been off & on very light rain or extremely HEAVY rain. It has stopped now and seems to have cleared up now here at Corpus Christi. I stopped for a couple pictures in Galveston - a very small classic car show was on display along "The Strand" - historic buildings, the "Wall Street" historically of the USA back when Galveston was very very wealthy port city.
I had planned to drive the coast and down to Port Aransas & South Padre Island before going to Corpus Christi, but because it was raining & slowed down the day's travels, I went along the seawall of Galveston to Freeport, then up to #35 and across directly to Corpus Christi. Rodeway Inn overnight.
Had breakfast (continental) - cereal, juice, and watched how others used the "waffle iron" before making a pancake. Looks like it will be another rainy day. Just very cloudy right now. Has been high 80's most of the trip.
Toured the USS Lexington and the aquarium at Corpus Christi. Both interesting.
Continued on to San Antonio TX where I went to Fort Sam Houston & remained in the car during the light rain to listen to the symphony concert & watch the fireworks. KOA campground overnight - in my car backseat.
To be continued......