But if you saw the place, and you had another option - you would probably have driven on by. Not that there's anything wrong with that! We might have, too, but were ready to be done for the day.
|Free Wifi! Color TV, and A/C|
And then, there's the issue of where to eat. The manager of the motel said that there was a Pizza Hut just around the corner (yay!) or the convenience store had many things, and there is a microwave in the room. Uh, Pizza Hut, please. As it turns out, they have a rather nice flatbread veggie contraption with fresh spinach on it and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar (really!). It made a nice appetizer, and we split the baked pasta with meat sauce. Dessert was the little pan of brownies. I guess they can run anything through those ovens.
The other option, next door, seemed unlikely to be able to offer us anything to eat in the near term.
|Grass growing through the parking lot at Barney's - not a good sign|
And that's about it for Marlin. There are a few other fast food places out on Highway 6, which skirts the town. But old "Business 6" - there's not much business left here.
Scenes from the Texas countryside - a Texas barn comes complete with its own university endorsement. For those who don't know, the Aggies are Texas A and M and "gig 'em" is just what they say about their opponents.
There was a great cycling statue in the tiny town of Calvert, as well as a renowned chocolatier. Sadly, we did not stop to sample the wares.
|In Calvert, Texas|
And then, there's the issue of the rumble strips. Please, please, please . . . stop putting them smack in the middle of the shoulder.
The day's report: Bryan to Marlin, 59.4 miles/7551 to date
Our route today: click here
|NOT the right place for rumble strips|