We didn’t have far to drive today. It was nice not having to rush, pack a lunch or take school in the suburban. Driving through the back country to get to our new destination, we felt like we really saw Texas. The big ranches with their sparse land, gnarled trees and cacti were breathtaking. The land was quite hilly so there were times that we could see for miles. It’s so different from what we are used to that we felt like we were in a different country.
It was definitely a short-sleeve kind of day in Michigan but as we looked around the new campground, we were the only people not in sweatshirts or coats. It felt really strange to decorate the outside of our camper for Christmas.
While we were decorating we noticed a a few robins hanging around the camper. Pretty soon there were some more and then the sky was filled with thousands of them (see picture). For over an hour they were coming from every direction. They filled the trees, power lines, tops of buildings and every spot they could find. It was really something. Our cats were glued to the windows.
One of the great things about this trip is all the people we’ve met a long the way. We love hearing the stories of where fellow campers have been. It’s even better when they give us ideas of where we should visit. Thank you to the camper we met at Tres Rios for the list of must sees throughout the southern states Thank you especially for the hand carved crosses you dropped by for the girls this morning. They love them! The crosses are very Texan and will be a cherished memento of our time here. Happy travels to you and your wife!