Headed out of San Antonio around 8:45 this morning and headed straight for Hwy 90. We pulled over in Castroville to visit a credit union branch to make a deposit and do a correction on an account. Americans don't get the concept of a passport. They refused to take my U.S. passport as and ID. They said my Texas ID card was expired so they couldn't help me. Finally, after some coaxing the teller said she would make an exception. I mentioned to her that I could get a fake Texas ID or driver's license in a garage in San Antonio for $25 and she said, "well, that would work". Oh brother.
We checked our emails at a McDonald's and had a senior coffee before taking off again. The drive was easy and the road pretty good. Here is a pic of a small wind farm. In today's San Antonio Express on the front page is a story about how wind farms are changing the economic face of Texas and helping to create jobs as well as cheaper energy.
As we were leaving Uvalde, dead ahead of us comes a helicopter. No police or emergency vehicles but this chopper sat down just meters from the red light we were waiting at. Pretty cool but a bit concerning not knowing what it was doing.
We arrived to Del Rio at 2:30 and filled up with gas. What a deal, $3.45 a gallon, that was the best price we found on the way out of San Antonio. We stopped by the local Walmart to check on wifi systems and also to pick up a new map. Walmart Del Rio only carries a city map of San Antonio? Why a city map of San Antonio I'll never know unless it is for the fact that this is a military town and servicemen are transferred to San Antonio and need a map to get around?
We got to the lake a little after and found our spot. This one is $4 a night no hookups but is very, very quiet and only a few campers. I guess that's because the drought has left the lake pretty empty. Took a quiet nap on a wonderful Sealy Francis Plush mattress and now we are at the local McD's for email. We are heading back for a hike before happy hour and sunset if the sun comes out. As you can tell by the pic it is pretty much overcast but this afternoon the solar was pulling in 2.5 amps. Very happy with everything so far. We will stay here until Monday when we head out to Marfa, Tx to spend the night and see the Marfa lights.