Today John and I went to the Fish Pond near the campground for breakfast. I had eggs, grits, sausage, and biscuits with a side of gravy. The biscuits were more like rolls. There were all kinds of vintage signs on the walls. It was just one big room. The water and coffee were horrible.
Then we went to the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville. I wanted to go to Galveston, but was out-voted. Whattabummer that was. We saw Old Sparky, though I don’t think I looked directly at it. I took a picture of Jane in front of it. There were stories of death row inmates and escapes and hostage standoffs. There were samples of what inmates made from soap and ways they concealed contraband. I didn’t like it at all.
I’m looking forward to leaving Texas tomorrow for Louisiana. These states are right next to each other, but very different, it seems. Texas will throw you in jail then maybe pardon you if you’re nice enough, or just throw you in the chair. Louisiana probably hands you a drink on the way in.
Along the highways are frontage roads that run one way, following the highway. There’s must be an invisible line between El Paso and Austin/San Antonio and Houston. Mexican food on the west side, then steak and barbecue in the middle, then seafood/southern/Cajun on the east side.
John noticed that if you’re listening to the radio or watching tv, you’re constantly reminded which state you’re in – Texas! People say Texas as often as possible. And God bless you. And what the hell is that crazy socialist Obama doing? We have to protect our country and constitution.
Tonight the Houston Texans are playing the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild card playoff game, then the Steelers are playing the Bengals. I hope it goes well for Pittsburgh. There’s also a powerball drawing for $900 million. We bought tickets and I just invited friends to send me money via paypal for a facebook pool. Wouldn’t that be fun?