I managed to beat the dying of the light and this beautiful old lady awaited as my reward for a hard day of pushing myself. I leave it as an exercise to the reader to estimate how far I have driven today. As we can see, I couldn’t get too close to this one. She was receiving (I can only assume) well earned repairs and was fenced off from the rest the world.
I found this interesting little trinket attached to the fence. I know that there are other people and websites that have chosen Texas county courthouse is as their focus. I didn’t know it was this much of a thing. Well, maybe I wouldn’t call it “a thing,” but someone cares enough about this to make tchotchkes for it and, as someone who makes tchotchkes for my hobby, they have my understanding and respect.
Well look at what I found a few blocks away? It’s almost like these are a thing or something… In this case, there was a cache waiting for me. It’s right next to some kind of Pioneer Museum thing and, after poking into some very pokey cacti, I managed to find it attached to an old piece of farming equipment.
Fourteen counties. This was a good day, I think. Just short of my record of 15 from my last trip, but still a good day. I’m not there yet, but I’m on my way to 254. I decided to go on to the next town, spend the night, and start there fresh. So I went down the road and found a decent motel room in…