The Road to BIO: Day 10
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Texas /// Arizona
Day ten of the Road to BIO is also day four of our haul through Texas, and day two on Highway 10. As another road warrior before us astutely pointed out, a full one-third of Highway 10, which stretches from Florida to California, is located in Texas.
The Middle of Nowhere
We knew we wouldn’t make El Paso in a day, so we looked for a suitable stopover in… essentially… the middle of nowhere. We were looking to divide the mileage, and this placed us in the arid lands of West Texas. So we’ve briefly gotten to know Fort Stockton, historically a military camp and subsequent fort that grew up around Comanche Springs— one of the largest sources of spring water in the state. This morning, we’re stopping by El Paso Airport to drop off a member of our crew.
Join us on day 7 of our journey as we cruise through Mississippi, Louisiana and across the Texas border, stopping along the way to discover a bit about our nation’s history at the Vicksburg National Military Park.
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DISTANCE SCHEDULED THIS MORNING: 236 miles
We began the workweek by turning due west after our travels down the eastern seaboard states. We’d arrived in Charleston, South Carolina for a Monday morning interview, and the city lived up to its reputation as a place of charm and southern hospitality — not to mention some beautifully preserved US history. We went to Rainbow Row — the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the US and as the name suggests, very colorful. We also pulled the car up to The Battery on Charleston’s seafront, which was a hive of activity where we got to spend time with the locals and tourists. In fact, it’s fair to say we kicked back just a little in Charleston, which made it a late arrival in Atlanta that night.