February 25, 2024


sights and trips

OOIDA’s tour trailer has two stops in San Antonio

San Antonio is distinctive amongst metropolitan areas in which OOIDA’s tour truck is traveling to this 12 months in that it is the only town exactly where the Spirit of the American Trucker is scheduled for two consecutive stops.

What’s far more, the two stops are less than 2 miles from each individual other. When Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, moves from the San Antonio Petro to the San Antonio TA, he’ll be equipped to acquire the frontage road all the way.

Osburn and The Spirit are scheduled to be at the Petro on Feb 16-18. The San Antonio Petro is at the Ackerman Highway exit from I-10, Exit 581.

The Spirit is scheduled to be at the San Antonio TA Travel Center on Feb. 19-21. It is at the Foster Road exit from I-10, Exit 583.



The Petro has 250 parking places for tractor-trailers and the TA has 258 parking places.

Streets are a mess

Texas is not suited to cold climate, Osburn studies. President Joe Biden approved Texas’ crisis catastrophe proclamation on Sunday.

The National Temperature Provider issued a wintertime storm warning for the Houston-Galveston and Austin-San Antonio regions this morning.

On Monday early morning, the temperature was 13 degrees in San Antonio. Generally, the low in February is 46 levels, according to Latest Success Climate and Science Points. San Antonio highways were being closed mainly because of ice on Sunday.

Listed here is a map of San Antonio road closures from the Texas Department of Transportation. A crawling information banner on the web page warns that website page loading may perhaps be slower simply because of amplified fascination. The Texas DOT operates the Push Texas web site to clearly show highway disorders throughout the condition.

Judge Roy Bean

On the way from the OOIDA’s tour trailer’s quit in El Paso, Texas, to Laredo – the two stops in advance of San Antonio – Osburn visited the Judge Roy Bean Customer Center in Langtry, Texas. It is on State Loop 25 just off U.S. 90. It is an effortless stop to make and there is the Lillie Langtree Ice Product Parlor there to boot.

Choose Bean grew to become famed for administering tough Wild West justice. Bean held court in his saloon, the Jersey Lilly, which he named for a British actress who took place to have the exact same last name as the founder to the town nevertheless they were being not linked, according to an account at Atlas Obscura.

Choose Bean’s standing was burnished in a 1972 film, “The Existence and Times of Judge Roy Bean” that starred Paul Newman as the decide. There also was a syndicated tv sequence titled “Judge Roy Bean” in the 1950s.

Bean died in 1903. Here is a remembrance on Background.com.

The Texas Office of Transportation maintains the Judge Bean rest quit in Langtry.

Parking's easy at the Judge Roy Bean rest stop in Langtry, Texas

Signs make it easy to find

Stop by when you see The Spirit

If you see OOIDA’s tour trailer, quit by and say howdy to Osburn. He enjoys checking out about the Association’s actions and recent difficulties. He normally has copies of Land Line Magazine to hand out. You can be a part of or renew your OOIDA membership for $10 off the frequent cost there. Cost-free experience masks are available for everyone with a professional driver’s license at The Spirit. You also can get types for motorists with out clinical insurance policies to get flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccine vouchers at The Spirit.

Right after San Antonio, The Spirit is scheduled for Texas stops in Beaumont, Hillsboro, Carl’s Corner and Terrell.

Right here is the program for The Spirit. LL