March 2-4, 2007
Houston - Leakey - Houston
878 miles
Via 90A / 90 and the wonderful Texas Hill Country roads

Continuing down 90 I made my first stop to eat in Shiner.  This was my second time through this town, known to a lot of people because of its beer, and known to a few because of its painted church.  Since I visited the painted church in January 2005 (see entry in the journal) this time I went for something more local.  I came across the Snowflake Donuts and knowing that this was in perfect alignment with the Omega Diet, I pulled a U and went in.  Got a good kolache and some much needed coffee to get me back on the road.  

  • Snow flakes
  • Wires

I stayed on 90A until I reached Seguin.  From there it was a quick jump over to I-10 West.  This is the boring part of the road, which includes the avoid-the-mad-drivers game.  Thankfully, I made it through San Antonio and eventually took 90 West again.  Some miles west on San Antonio, the first unplanned stop.  The steeple of a church to my right made me take a quick detour to the central plaza of Castroville.  I stopped by the St. Louis Catholic Church, a historical Texas Monument.  A walk through around the plaza and to the church brought me to the point where I could take a picture of the cross, in remembrance of our Lord's loving sacrifice, and which should remind me that, as much as I love motorcycling, it is His Love, His Grace and His Glory, that I need to keep as the focus us my life.
  • St. Louis Catholic Church Marker
  • St. Louis Catholic Church
  • His Cross
  • Castroville
    • Fence