We had a somewhat harrowing day as we headed out of Abilene towards Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Nui had plotted a route that would take her around Fort Worth and Dallas, through secondary highways. Things were going rather well until we noticed that we were still on I-30 heading east and there didn't appear to be any turnoffs to go north. The next thing we knew, we were in the middle of Fort Worth and soon after that, Dallas at rush hour!!! The good news is that the road system in Texas is excellent (although they could stand to repave some parts), and traffic was heavy but moved smoothly. The bad news is that while everything is big in Texas, that doesn't include brains. Some of those Dallas drivers are idiots. Do they really think a Toyota would win if it got smacked by a Winnebago?
But we arrived safe and sound in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Overnight we started hearing rumbling and woke up to thunder, lightning and rain! Imagine!!! Rain!!!! It's the first time that the Beast has seen water in almost a year. Because of the weather, we decided to spend an extra night in the park.