Sunday, March 2, 2014

Epic Road Trip # 2 - Day 4

3/2/2014 - Schulenburg, TX to Comstock, TX

We woke up to overcast skies and spitting rain, but the temperature was still in the low 70s. Things could be worse.

Before leaving town, we went by the Texas Polka Music Museum. It wasn't open being Sunday morning, but it was interesting to read all the bills in the window. Schulenburg, TX is also home of the Painted Churches.

After leaving Schulenburg, we continued our travels west and stopped in the town of Luling, TX to see the watermelon Water Tower. it seems that Luling is home of the watermelon seed spitting world record holder. He spit a watermelon seed in excess of 68 feet.

Our lesson of the day was 'thumping watermelons and why you do it. I learned something new. lol.

Also in Luling we found another water tower that was painted in camouflage in honor of their servicemen and women. Pretty awesome.

Next we stopped in Sequin, TX to see the World's Largest Pecan. I was kinda is fake....oh, well, still had a good time.

We went looking for the "Toilet Seat Art" in San Antonio, but when we got to the address it was no longer there. I guess the neighbors finally put their feet down and had the artist remove it.

We stopped at the Taco Taco Cafe, a 'Dinner, Drive-Ins and Dives' spot and we had a simply wonderful late breakfast. The hand made and rolled flour tortillas were to die for. The Egg & Choriso Platter was heavenly. Marnie had the Ranchero and she said it was delicious.

Next on the list of sights to see was San Antonio Mission National Historic Park, in San Antonio, TX. It was a wonderful stop. The Park Service Movie was very informative and mass was being held in the church when we were there.

We traveled through Uvalde, TX which is the resting place of John Nance Garner, who served two terms as FDR's Vice President. He is credited with saying, "the office of VP isn't worth a spit" as well as other disparaging remarks about being Vice President.

Our last stop of the day was Amistad National Recreation Area outside of Del Rio, TX. The Visitor Center was closed, but the area was beautiful. The area was formed after the building of the dam which was a joint project between Mexico and the US.

We called it a day in Comstock, TX and found a really nice (albeit the only) hotel. While the outside can be a little deceiving, inside it is guide a gem. Fully refurbished and very clean.

The only cafe in town is closed on Sunday, so we ended up foraging for something to eat in the small grocery store (I am using the word grocery very liberally). 

We are in the middle of a cold front which is whipping across southern Texas. We had a high of 73 degrees and it has steadily dropped and now it is a very chilly 30 degrees! I didn't pack enough warm clothes. Guess I am going to have to do layers.

Tomorrow we are off to Big Bend National Park, TX.

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