Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 34: Texas Citizenship

Not sure what the residency requirements for Texas are, but after 19 days we must be close to being able to qualify as a resident. One more full day today, and then we make our way across the Louisiana border on Friday.

The thunderstorms, as predicted, battered our tents all night long with strong winds, loud claps of thunder and heavy rain–not to mention the temperature plummeted into the lower 40s. We woke up at 6 and started throwing on layers and as much waterproof gear as we could find. Bubba said the forecast showed the rain ending by 9 AM. We made a group decision to hold off starting until around 9.

When the rain decided to show mercy on us, we took off. Not far into the ride the sun peaked out. I raised my face toward the sun, eyes closed and said out loud “Thank you,” and I meant it with every fiber of my being!

We took off layers the rest of the morning and enjoyed a glorious sunny day, with not so much as a drop of raining falling on us. We did 72 miles today and arrived in Silsbee, TX. Low predicted to be mid 40s tonight but no rain. We now start a stretch of days of indoor overnights.
Cajun country, here we come…crawfish beware!!!

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