Monday April 21, 2003.
Tyler is famous for producing roses, so I walked around the Tyler
Rose Garden. Unfortunately the flowers have passed their prime and I could only see them in a wilting state. It's
a very nice garden, nonetheless.
Highway 69 led me south through eastern Texas which is much more
green and leafy than I imagined it would be. I appreciated the lush long mohair-like grasses and dense forest on both
sides of the road. Speed boats on front lawns indicated the existence of lakes nearby. The land is continuously
undulating, never flat, and thereby gives nice three dimensional views as one comes over each crest. I like eastern
Texas. It's very similar to the north coast of New South Wales in Australia.
Later, highway 63 took me across the state line into Louisana
where the terrain flattens out. Finally highway 171 brought me south into Lake Charles where I am settled for the night.
Two large bridges leading into this place gave me glimpses of the Mississippi delta which I'll explore more widely tomorrow.