It was like magic. Within minutes of leaving San Angelo on Highway 277, the view was suddenly wonderful. Yes, it is pretty much nothing but wide open land with occasional hills or small buttes, but it was a clean, nice drive.
Eldorado, we could see the remains of the old Pave Paws radar off in the distance. It's a shame it was so foggy, but then again, that photo was taken from miles away.
When you drive through this part of Texas (hell, most of Texas outside major cities and towns) you realize that there is just so much wide open space. I often imagine how many dead bodies are just 100 feet from the highway. It is no surprise to me that cults take up residence out in the middle of nowhere.
KLDE, so I switched over and we listened to it for as long as the signal lasted. I'm not sure if the guy we heard was the regular host, but he played just random tunes with no real format. Oldies, show tunes, country, whatever. I loved it.
Post Office in SonoraSonora. Not far from the road are the Caverns of Sonora, probably a cool place to visit, but just not our thing, at least not that morning.
We started to get a little rain as we rolled into Kerrville, but that wasn't enough to put a damper on our stop. Just in town we saw a Visitor's Center, and decided to stop in. There was an older gentleman inside who gave us quite a tutorial on what was where. Holding a small town guide, he used pointing motions and inflection to give us a speech he has probably delivered a thousand times. If you stop in Kerrville, stop and see this man.
Buzzie's. We must have hit it just as the lunch rush was starting because by the time we ordered, the line was starting out the door.
The potato salad was really good. We did our usual thing of one getting brisket, the other getting chicken and then splitting. I can see why people like the place, but I've had better.
We drove down the main street of Kerrville and headed west toward a small town called Hunt.
Stonehenge II pieces, the same artists recreated the statues from Easter Island. They are pretty cool. This entire set-up is in a small park off the road and there are other art features inside. Certainly a place to see if you happen to be in the area.
We tracked by through Kerrville and made the trip back home without further incident. In all, this was a really nice little road trip with lots to see. We definitely want to go back to Kerrville and perhaps spend a day checking out the shops and such. In truth, we could have spent two days in Fredericksburg and two days in Kerrville and been happy, but it was nice to see Abilene and San Angelo and the small little towns in between.