From Flat Fields to Colorful Roads: A Texas Drive with History

Farewell to The Hubbell Duplex

After four days, it was time to hit the road and continue our journey towards Austin, TX. With a long day ahead, we said our goodbyes to the charming Hubbell Duplex early in the morning: we were on our way by 8:30 am.

Wildflower Spectacle, a Legacy of Lady Bird Johnson

Undeniably flat, the drive through the Texas Panhandle offered a familiar view similar to the Dutch polders I know so well. The scenery changed when vibrant wildflowers started to show and bloomed along the roadside. Interestingly, with a program championed by Lady Bird Johnson, Texas was the first state to begin planting wildflowers along highways. About a century later, a long drive through this immense state is much more enjoyable with all these bright colors along the road.


Friday, April 5, 2024


489 miles

Moving Time

About 8.5 hours


Dry, sunny, with strong winds