"Speed On Brother! Hell Ain't Half-Full"
That was the theme of the Road Trip!
I thought that was an actual quote that someone famous said that Roy had latched onto, but apparently it's just a bumper sticker!
Let's start with Dallas.
Roy and I are firm believers in takin' the LOOP around whatever city or town we are travelin' thru....around....becuz if you don't you wind up on some Historical Tour and you are stuck in that city for an extra 30 minutes. And 30 minutes drivin' around in some oddball town on vacation takes away from the fun....especially with Roy bitchin' about it!!
"Honest, Honey, it shows it goin' straight thru town. And I don't know why it's turned 6 times?"
WE always take the LOOP. Every city has one...even Paris, Texas! I strongly suggest takin' it!! Kansas City...A MUST!!!
So when we mapped out this last trip thru Dallas, Roy decided to take the LOOP....635. Though I am the Navigator, he wanted to take the LOOP....I suggested that we stay on 45 as it goes straight thru...several people suggested it but NO!!
I successfully got us onto 635E....which is tricky.....but no problem...You just read the signs.
But now we were drivin' into the sunrise!!
He couldn't see a thing!! And then the road took a little jog...just enough to make him exclaim, "Shit!"
Not once, not twice but 3 times!!
And it's wouldn't have been any big deal but the other lanes do the same thing and when you are drivin' 3 abreast at 75 and a car is suddenly in your lane..."Shit!" just comes out!
But the real kick in the head was the sign that read, "635 Ends"!!!!
"635 ENDS???!!! What do you mean 635 ENDS?!?!?!?"
"Do I look like I work for the Texas DOT?!!??!"
I didn't pick this route!!!
I just read the signs and the map!
It's not like we're goin' to drive off a cliff!!!
It just turns easily into 45!
All the way down to Galveston on 45. It's fast and easy. Easy enough to take a jog over to the Statue of Sam Houston....which isn't really as simple as it should be....Roy drove right past it despite me tellin' him to turn!
"Duh!! But now you're past it!"
"Why are we doin' this?"
"Becuz I have to pee and you need to stretch your legs!!"
"Who is Sam Houston anyway?"
"He's that guy that defeated that Mexican Dude. You know! Remember the Alamo!"
"OOOOOOOh.....It's just a place to stop and pee!!"
Then there's Houston!
There is a loop around the downtown area but we stayed with 45 and there were no problems....except for the HighSpeeders....90 or better! WE were pushed up to 75 and 80 and those HighSpeeders passed up like we were standing still!!
"Speed On Brother! Hell Ain't Half-Full!"
The other couple from HERE was about 30 minutes behind us and it took them 3 hours to go from Houston to Galveston becuz of a wreck caused by the HighSpeeders!!! We made it to Galveston at Noon and they didn't make until almost 4!!!
WE mapped out the loop for the trip home...to by pass those Houston HighSpeeders!!
I Love My Country Life!!
Roy said, "Next time, we're drivin' thru Dallas at night!"