I finally made it a mile down the road to the gas station, where I filled up my water jugs and bought some gasoline for the generator. While there, another few dozen people stopped by to chat, share their stories, wish us well, and pet the horses. When I left the gas station, I only drove a short way before pulling into a park in the City of Brownwood, for lunch. The two picture with the kids petting the horses, are just some of the dozens of folks who visited during lunch.
The remainder of the way through Brownwood, we stopped about every 5 minutes to chat. Leaving Brownwood, we had to climb a long, steep hill. A nice guy pulled in behind me with the flashers on to slow traffic. For the next few miles, I stopped about every five or ten minutes to talk with folks. They included a couple of folks that were helping me find a place to stay in the town of Bangs, and a young lady who hopped on the wagon for a short ride.