The world’s largest Buffalo Skull, an outdoor structure which weight about 4,000 lbs., is located in the facility of Frontier Texas in the city of Abilene.
From Sulphur Springs, we drove to Abilene. I-30 go through the center of Dallas, however, we got on Highway I-20, instead, upon approaching Dallas to avoid possible congestion. But before we detoured, we stopped by the Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, TX to get out of the van and stretch out.
On the road, we saw several jets flying up high in the then clear blue skies, in pairs. Abilene was once home to a U.S. Army Base, but now, it is home to Dyess Air Force Base, which employs the most people in the city. In our original itinerary, one of the sites we would go to was next to the base, at least as it showed on Google Earth. I thought that would have been cool even if we have to rush it.
We went straight to the site and surveyed it; it did not take us long before we head to our Abilene hotel for 2 nights. We surveyed two facilities in Abilene, one was a large one that it took us two days to complete the work with mornings of temperature down to 27 degrees F, and we had to wear ear plugs.
We left Abilene about noon for a seven hour drive back to Houston. We decided to eat our last supper together in a Bastrop Restaurant. It turned out to be a very good decision.
I am very thankful that we made it safe back in Houston without any problems on the road; we accomplished our tasks, and it was a wonderful time we shared together. Overall, we drove 900 miles around Texas!
Skywatch Friday: Texas Road trip skies.