Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 13 - June 27, 2010
Odometer reads: 3132.4

Left New Braunfels, TX - mass campsite was actually pretty cool; everyone was either out at bars or passed out by around 10 p.m., so we slept fairly well. Actually got going by 9 a.m. (YAY) but stopped at Sweetie's Donuts for an old-fashioned donut for Kat and a smoothie for Smalls. Saw a few hungover teenagers from our campsite in the parking lot, and we'd never been happier that we act like we're 70. Texas was gorgeous and it smelled nice, seems fresh and there's alot of open land - they discourage littering big time and they keep it super clean. Headed northwest a bit to Bandera, TX, the tiny home of the state's best country fried steak, which Kat had for breakfast.

Hundreds of miles of nothing IS west Texas. We had planned to head straight to Roswell, NM, but after 8 hours of driving through hot nothing, we decided to spend the night in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This place was literally in the middle of nowhere at the foot of a mountain, and the stars were the best we've ever seen. Kat couldn't believe that they actually twinkled! We were up on a small hill, and had a perfect, unobstructed view of the sky and the horizon, where a beautiful lightning storm went on for hours. It was super windy, but Kat got the best night of sleep there for some reason. We drove 565 miles today, into another time zone.

Quote of the day: "This was totally worth the dirty."

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