Craig's big road trip

Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

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.

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