Austin was a worthy stop though it was a zig-zag off a straight shot from Pecos, NM to Shreveport, LA. I enjoyed a hit of Urban flair and dash, driving (as I do) as if I’ve been a taxi-driver in another life. But once in the hotel, everything was a walk (except for a taxi-ride to the music venue).
Mom and I seem to have a daily “snit” that dissipates as quickly as it happens, usually its about our different view-points on things, which are sometimes polarized. But we laugh together much more often, and do our best to treat each other respectfully and lovingly, and are succeeding at that, which is making this trip a real blessing for us both.