The original plan was to ride from west-central Indiana out to Utah for a week. Snow between here and there kind of screwed that up, so instead I hauled the KLR past the snow to my nephew's place in Tulsa and rode from there. I did not make it to Utah.
Day 1 on the bike drops me into the lovely Alanreed, Texas, zip code 79002. A guy working on fences in the area tells me that the snakes are worse this year than he's ever seen them, and to watch my step after dark. My decision to fleabag it for the night is instantly validated.
The room is clean and quiet.
Beer and a Snickers for dinner, and I think I'll sleep with the window open.
Even with the late start (cold and raining in Tulsa today) I still make some decent progress towards whatever it is I'm progressing towards.