Over the past 6 or 7 weeks, I have been traveling and working on the road non-stop. I have been driving back and forth from Austin, TX to Del Rio, TX more times than I care to count. Sometimes I am gone for a week at a time, then home for 3 or 4 days. Most of the time though, I am away from home and the family for two week stretches then back for 3 or 4 days. The drive through West Texas ended up being a lot different than what I pictured in my head. It is actually a really beautiful part of Texas and I have started to grow fond of the small towns I rocketed through on my first trip out here. Now, I try to plan my trips home and back to Del Rio to allow me time to explore these small towns.