LOCATION: Back in our tiny house in South Texas
WEATHER: HOT High 95
DRIVE: 9 hours
We strolled around the Harvest Host farm, where we stayed last night, and admired these pigs, a mom and babies. The farm owners had just taken another pig to be butchered yesterday.
We had a hearty farm breakfast at the Harvest Host farm……freshly-laid free-range eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage from their pigs, and milk and butter from Mabel the pet cow. Wow!
George and Mabel relaxed after breakfast. We selected a lot of food to buy – their farm-fresh products: pork sausage, pork chops, brisket, bacon, beef tongue, pesto, mozzarella cheese, butter, yogurt, and sauerkraut. Thank goodness our freezer and refrigerator were almost empty. We should be set for awhile!
We had a hard time leaving as George and the host talked a lot!
Finally back on the road again, we passed through flat Texas with lots of oil rigs and trucks.
Our plan was to stop at Choke Canyon State Park, 3 hours north of here, but they were full. Since there weren’t many other attractive options, we decided to drive on to Mission. We were trying to beat the sunset so we would have light to park. Our GPS took us around the Valley to avoid construction on the main highway. That was good, until the road turned to gravel! 😦 Then, it took us through a residential area where I was nervous about getting trapped. We were doing fine until we approached a truck moving a house! It took up the entire street. All the neighbors were out watching. I had to suddenly turn down a side-street to avoid going in the ditch. We were able to zig-zag out of that neighborhood, and made it here by 7:30. A long day!
DINNER: Hamburgers with blue cheese. Stir-fried mixed vegetables. I will get more creative later….