Keeps on A-Rainin’

We drove into Texas, still sticking to the back roads for the most part. I have some thoughts on driving in Texas, but I am not going to air them until I leave.

A while back someone asked what we do when it rains. At the time I didn’t know because, despite having some big storms come through in various places, it still hadn’t really rained during the day. In Huntsville it rained most of the day so now I know. When it rains, we put on raincoats and play in the rain.

inside the bus in a storm, huntsville, tx photographed by luxagraf

rainy windshield photographed by luxagraf

When that gets old we drive into the nearest town, have lunch, and check out the sights.

huntsville, tx photographed by luxagraf

huntsville, tx photographed by luxagraf

huntsville, tx photographed by luxagraf
First Lenin statue I had seen since Eastern Europe.
Aligators exist photographed by luxagraf
Yes, but are they happy? Fulfilled? Satisfied?

Then we do something I’ve been pondering ever since Taylor and Beth served us cornbread waffles — would chocolate cake waffles work? Yes, yes it would1

waffle cake! photographed by luxagraf

waffle cake! photographed by luxagraf

waffle cake! photographed by luxagraf

Eventually the rain stops and then it’s back to life as usual exploring the outdoors.

visitor squirrel photographed by luxagraf

scooter ride photographed by luxagraf

dock, hunstville state park, tx photographed by luxagraf

dock, hunstville state park, tx photographed by luxagraf

bus, huntsville, tx photographed by luxagraf

grumpy eaters photographed by luxagraf
Not every dinner is enthusiastically received.

  1. Our oven doesn’t work, so actual chocolate cake or cupcakes or whatever aren’t possible. I believe something is wrong with the thermostat, though I haven’t really spent much time investigating it yet.