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Old 01-08-2015, 03:08 PM   #41
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I bet it would take 7 hours from each of these locations to any of the others.
Yes, Texas is "Huge!"... and it is so diverse <understatement>. That's what I meant at the beginning of this thread about OP's query being like asking, "I'm going to Europe. What should I see."

For an eye-opening exercise take a compass and measure between El Paso and, say, Dallas. Then draw a circle using any city, say Chicago, as the center. Then imagine driving to the perimeter.

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Old 01-08-2015, 03:12 PM   #42
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Also bear in mind REWahoo's now-famous (or notorious) take on life in Texas.

Sometimes I get the impression he's trying to discourage people from moving there.

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Old 01-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Ally View Post
Keep in mind that Texas is huge and there is no quick trip from Palo Duro to Big Bend to San Antonio. I bet it would take 7 hours from each of these locations to any of the others.
It is 410 miles from Big Bend to San Antonio, all be it that 250 of those miles have a 80 mph speed limit. 70 or 75 on the remainer (IH 10 has a 80 mph speed limit between Kerrville and west of Fort Stockton. It is 499 mi from Palo Duro Canyon to San Antonio mostly at 75 mph. ( all but 119 mi of this is 4 lane road)
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:19 PM   #44
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Well it all depends on traffic. I did >100 miles RT today for a meeting in New Braunfels from Austin on I-35. Going down at 10AM was fine. Going back at 1PM was h*ll.

I used to have 133 mile RT daily commute from Austin to Temple on I-35. It was a looong trip home.

It is quite cold in central TX in the winter. I wouldn't consider it snowbird country at all. I am sorry I gave away a lot of my sweaters when I moved from the Northeast. 20's or lower in the AM happen many a morning and this week it was over 70 briefly one day, but that didn't last.

But then, the OP is from MN so this might be positively balmy.

Enjoy your trip. We are going to sunny warm Mexico during that time to relieve ourselves of the Texas winter!

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