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Yesterday morning we were cruising past hardwood trees covered in tiny, new leaves. The temperature was 65°F as we watched the northwest Texas scenery speed past. This evening we are sitting in Colorado Springs watching snow fall and it’s 21°F. I decided I prefer the Texas weather, so I’m highlighting a rest area we visited in that state recently.

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Located in Gray County, Texas, this particular rest area highlights wind energy and features an old windmill and informative displays inside.

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Situated around the outside of the building are seating areas with overhangs resembling teepees.

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Signs warning visitors to watch for snakes were a bit sobering. I obeyed willingly.

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Desert grasslands surrounded the area and a telescopic viewing machine was available for seeing what was farther out. I saw a house, but, thankfully, no snakes. image

Unlike many rest areas we see, this one had plenty of truck parking. image

Our initial reason for stopping was a bathroom break. We found the facilities modern and well kept. This rest area was definitely a nice bit of oasis along a highway in one of many parts of Texas where the continuous sight of wide open ranchland can get old.
Until next time readers, drive safely out there 😀

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