In our trip observations, I have one beef. Most of the interstates are two lane roads. There are countless trucks. Okay, we need them and they employ a lot of people. But one of my dislikes about trucks is they pass other trucks and it takes them miles and miles to get passed. And they pull out right in front of you as you start to pass them. Irritating and is kind of dangerous as well. But all in all, most truck drivers are okay. The speed limit in Texas is 80. In Arizona and New Mexico it’s 75. Not as easy on the gas mileage but it helps the miles go by faster. We use Navigation system – GPS built into the car. I think it will always get us to where we want to go, but shortest time does not necessarily mean Interstates. Many times we had to override it. We use maps as well to make sure we are where we think we are. When we left Nacogdoches, Texas the option I selected had us going north toward Dallas. It was raining hard and we knew Dallas had major flooding so wanted to avoid that. We selected our route again and it took us through some little Texas back roads, some only one car wide. The worst one was a dirt road covered in mud and water and we slipped and slid our way through. I didn’t want to stop because I didn’t know if we could get going again. The phone coverage out there was nil. But by God’s grace we made it through and got back on our planned track. I discovered that there are many roads to our destination but not always good roads.
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