TX: Across Nothing – 01/24/2017 – 01/27/2017

Parking: I-10 Rest stop near Roosevelt
Rating: 8

Parking: I-10 Rest stop near Fort Stockton
Rating: 8

Parking: Red Roof Inn in El Paso
Rating: 8

AFN, TX
Nothing

I saw a print version of this “map” of Texas a few months ago, and I can now 100% confirm the AFN region (between Fredericksburg and El Paso). There is an interstate, sometimes another road paralleling the interstate, a fence, and rare glimpses of livestock (mostly goats).

Between Fredericksburg and Austin, it was slightly more interesting. There is an average of one winery per mile, but there are surprisingly few actual vineyards, so I don’t know how that works.

After driving through about 600 total miles of this vast nothingness, reaching the Socorro/El Paso area is like suddenly finding Los Angeles in the middle of the desert. There is almost a hard line between the big empty and MILES of continuous strip malls. It’s bizarre.

AFN, TX
Cactus
AFN, TX
Rest Area