Fort Stockton to Austin
Day 5 and 6 will take us to our final destination for this road trip and our upcoming house sit in Austin Texas with Appa an affectionate cat. Fort Stockton to Austin will cover approximately 550 kilometres, over two days west along the I-10. Whilst the scenery does improve slightly from yesterday’s trip it still is quite boring compared to other road trips we have done. However, it has been good to see and experience several sides of the great state of Texas. Once again having rejoined the I-10 which stretches from LA California to Jacksonville Florida we can enjoy traveling at faster speeds and a wider road, thus, allowing the distance to pass by relatively quickly. Since, I am the main driver these days, uninteresting scenery can be quite challenging, although Carolyn does try to entertain me lol and feeds me lots of butterscotch lollies (candies for our American friends). But this is no reflection on Texas, most countries have occasional scenery like this.
The closer we get to Austin the more the scenery becomes interesting. Lusher fields, more shrubs, trees and the surrounding land begins to morph from flat plains into rolling hills. Such a lovely change from the last couple of days. However, on the flip side, the traffic does increase. This solidifies to both Carolyn and I that while visiting big cities is fun, we much prefer the open roads, away from the hustle and bustle that accompanies the larger cities. Over the distance from Fort Stockton to Austin we do recharge, with our required caffeine stops that have become a fun part of our road trips. We should add up the amount of Starbucks we have frequented over our years of travel, I can assure you it would be quite significant 😊. I think we should buy shares in the company lol.
Fort Stockton to Austin Road Trip Comes to an end
Has this part of our road trip been superb? No! Would I recommend this section? Probably not! But, am I glad we have done it? For sure, as it adds to our expanding travel experiences that are all part of our adventure. Our motto is “Dream It, Experience It, Treasure It”. So that’s exactly what we are doing and boy what a ride it is turning out to be.
Could it be for you?
We have now been fulltime travelers for 15 months, incorporating House and Pet sitting as a significant role. It has been such a remarkable experience that has left an indelible mark on both our lives. You may be saying yes that’s great for you, but I could never do that. Well 16 months ago that was us, but here we stand convinced that it works. Now I am not suggesting you dive head long into it like we have done but it is well worth a look. You may be able to use it as a different type of holiday or as a way of meeting wonderful new friends and remarkable animals. If you would like to know more drop us an email via our contact us page and we will be happy to help you out.
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