Our 1996 Trip Across the USA Page 14
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A note on Photographs - All of us are taking pictures - I'll do my best to give photo credits with an initial, but if I miss one be sure to let me know! J = Jon, D = Don, A = Anne & C = Carol. You can usually tell Anne's - her camera puts the date on the image! Also, most of the images are scans of old & faded prints, so the quality may not be all that hot.
July 3 - Waco, TX (0mi)
Although staying in a real hotel is nice (and cool) there is a problem. All our clothing is in laundry baskets - this seems to work best when camping - but it is not ideal when staying on the 3rd floor of the Hilton. Of course, the air conditioning is great. We left a bag of apples in the van & it only took a day to turn them into baked apples.
We went to watch fireworks in one of the parks at the end of Waco's Historic Suspension Bridge, a 475' long bridge across the Brazos River. It served as the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge - built thirteen years later. I'm really surprised that Roebling ever even tried to use its design - although they only allow foot traffic across the bridge, as the crowd made their way back it shook so badly that it was hard to stand up. Still, it did!
Us & Carol's Sister Jean
(Rob with Anne's Camera)
Jean, Carol & Jon (D)
The Shaking Bridge, Waco (D)
July 4 - Waco TX (0mi)
Today we checked out the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum. They sure gave away a lot of commerative guns - almost every other exhibit was a gold plated pistol! They also displayed lots of information about the history of the Texas Rangers. We also stopped at a local shopping center, mostly because it was so long since we had been in one. Didn't buy much, but we did get out fill of "big city life." Tonight is our last night in the Hilton. Tomorrow we are heading across Texas towards Carlsbad Caverns, NM.
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