We finally made it back to Texas!
As you may recall, we first went back to Florida so that I can go to the Sebring race. Then while there Cricket got busy with work. Then Adam's laptop crashed. What started out as just a one week trip back to Florida turned into a four week delay.
Well we met Bill and Janet Adams of InternetAnywhere in Daytona Wednesday morning. Just a few hours later we had our MotoSat Internet Satellite installed, wired, and beaming a WiFi secure signal that we can ALL use at the same time no matter where we're located! No more sharing a Verizon card and no more non-signals. "Are you there?" We are now!
By Wednesday night we had driven up to De Funiak Springs in the Florida panhandle. On Thursday we intended to stop in Mobile, Alabama for a few days but ended up just staying overnight on Dauphin Island. We couldn't wait to get back to Texas and continue where we left off.
Friday morning we were back on the road driving down I-10 leaving Alabama. Passing through Mississippi and Louisiana, we made it to the Texas border just after lunch. Then we drove and we drove. It is a looooong way across Texas. About 10pm I finally pulled off at exit 610 to a WalMart in Sequin, TX.
This morning we continued west down I-10 through San Antonio and over to Sonora, TX. There we saw a billboard for the Caverns of Sonora and remembered we wanted to stop and see that before. It was only a few miles off the highway so we took a detour. Since they also had water and electric hookups for RV's, we decided to stay the night.
A quick setup of camp and we went in to take a tour of the caverns. It was pretty cool at a depth of 155 feet with lots of different formations. There were the usual stalactites and stalagmites that
I've seen before. But this one had formations called soda straws and cave bacon which were very unusual. Much of the cave is still growing so we couldn't touch anything. But we could take a lot of photos.
You'll see from the photos below some are white and some are orange in color. The white colored photos were taken with the flash on. The orange color photos where taken with the flash off and a more realistic color to what I saw. Although it was hard to hold the camera still to get a good shot. Many times the shutter would stay open for a few seconds because it was
so dark. So please excuse the blur.
Anyway, tomorrow we continue west toward the MacDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains. Then on to west Texas and El Paso. I'll be back in a few days with more.
See you then,