Early morning at the Cracker Barrel of Sulphur, Louisiana:
I drove into Texas to visit Big Thicket National Preserve:
Big Thicket contains at least ten distinct ecosystems, each driven primarily by how much drainage and flooding is present. The area is a convergence of Western, Southeastern, and Eastern biomes:
I ran one of the trails that passes through a Cypress slough:
I continued east to visit Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park:
The park also preserves the nearby homestead of LBJ’s grandparents:
I drove over to Johnson City’s library to use their WiFi (my 2GB per month data plan is proving inadequate for this unplanned trip). At closing, I asked for permission to overnight in the parking lot. See the trip map for today’s drive.