Houston, TX to Sweetwater, TX: Making Miles

Saturday, May 9

We left around 10 AM and headed northwest out of Houston. The terrain between Houston and Austin is old territory for me but an easy enough ride. My dad had provided us with a great route across Texas, avoiding major highways and truck traffic. Most of the time the roads were deserted. Once past Austin, the hill country is nice, but it eventually peters out and as we approached the panhandle, the land flattened out into plains. We arrived in Sweetwater, TX in the early evening and after seeing that the lowly Super 8 motel cost $90, stayed at the Motel 6 for $50. We weren’t back in our proper riding groove yet – although we covered over 400 miles we didn’t stop to take a single picture.

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