Yep - it rained a lot of the way. I left McAllen, Texas, this morning about 10am and made the boring two-hour ride to Corpus Christi. There is no other way to get there besides the super-slab, but after that, my route took my through small towns and roads less traveled. I'm bunked in for the night near Galveston.
No pictures - my small camera is not weather sealed like my big cameras are. Besides, I've ridden this route before - Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula. That post had lots of photos.
I've ridden in rain before - no big deal - but I did discover that it is best to wear the rain pants as well as the rain jacket. Just damp - not soaked. But, other than having to watch out for idiots car drivers who panic in rain, it was no prolem.
On to Texarkana tomorrow.
I intentionally mapped out a long route to get to Columbus, Georgia. Eight states - a long trip, on purpose made long. Why Columbus? Its near Ft. Benning - where I first entered the Army in 1966, did my training, learned to jump out of airplanes - and was one of the original members of the 199th Light infantry Brigade - the unti I served in Vietnam with in 1967. I'll be attending a reunion of the men whom I served with in Company C, 2nd Battlaion 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. I have the decals of both units on the windshield of my bike.
Off for a good nights sleep, then up and at 'em in the morning.