Overnight I did hear a few people getting into their cars and leaving, either workers or people that came to see the band Loverboy play but went right back to sleep. I got plenty of sleep though.
I along with another guy, we opened the buffet at 7 am. My free buffet for signing up for the Hard Rock players card. The food was good and I was done in a half hour.
I got underway and stopped early for gas then on my way to Houston. This is about a 450 mile drive along I10.
Although there is some changing scenery along the way, there much of the same. A few notable things are FEMA trailers by the hundreds sitting on acres and acres. There were acres and acres of vehicles and I got the impression that they were brought there having been damaged by Katrina too.
My goal in making Houston today was to get to visit cousin Fran. Unfortunately Fran and I spoke about noon and she was feeling poorly and figured it best if we didn't meet.
I had been planning to stay at a truck stop tonight along I10, but decided to stay at a state park now that I had some extra time. Although it is a year round park it appears to be closed as I when I tried to book and called I couldn't get through.
I needed some fresh food so I went to Walmart just west of Houston and before I started shopping I went and asked if I could park the night and was given a smile from Shelby and she said it would be $50. Then she said "Just kidding". I asked where she would like me to park and she said amywhere off to the side.
I finished my shopping and went out took this picture. Then I heard a train going by right across the street. Then the trains horn sounded and it was loud. My guess I may wake a few times tonight from that.