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Inspiring Rest Area

At a certain point, I suppose, the question becomes “Why stop at a regular rest area, when we can stop at an inspiring one?”

Another question would be “What, exactly, even IS an inspiring rest area?” And also “Do I need to be inspired, or do I just need to pee?” And these questions are followed by “Why I am asking myself all these questions?”

Groom, Texas
photographed 10.9.2021

I only report what I see

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This is the biggest understatement I’ve ever read about this particular stretch of highway, known as the River Road: Nobody gets on FM-170 by mistake.

But if you do find yourself on this highway, with its mighty views of mountains along the Texas-Mexico frontier, you might see an old movie set or a ghost town or an cemetery or two.

And, you can also see this teepee-themed rest area.

River Road (FM 170)
near Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.19.2013

UPDATE: December 2
In response to a request to see the rest of the teepees:

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