Monday, we got as far as Tyler, Texas before running into more bad weather. So Tuesday we did laundry and cleaned our tiny house on wheels while waiting for yet another ice storm to pass. It also gave us time to consider our next move. We decided to just head west rather than spending more time in Texas because the cold and ice were heading south to San Antonio, which we had planned to visit next. We will be coming back through on the way home when the weather will likely be better. So yesterday, when the roads re-opened, we pointed ourselves toward Abilene, Midland, and Odessa.
Without a doubt, It's oil country. There were hundreds of RV parks along I20 with lots of residents--way too many to be vacationers. I suspect they are homes to some, but may be temporary homes for oil field and seasonal workers too. The landscape is a strange (to me) combination of scrubby desert, cotton fields, an occasional pecan orchard, and industrial equipment ranging from random discarded truck parts to oil wells to massive refineries. Here are some pics from the road.
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.