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  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,003
    @Eoin, it will be an adventure and it has been far too long since my last one. Many new EVs will be available in the next couple of years.
    It's funny, driving an EV now (non-Tesla) is an adventure, like it must have been in the early days of petrol power. You're never quite sure if you'll get there, or at least when you'll get there.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,505
    Eoin said:
    @Eoin, it will be an adventure and it has been far too long since my last one. Many new EVs will be available in the next couple of years.
    It's funny, driving an EV now (non-Tesla) is an adventure, like it must have been in the early days of petrol power. You're never quite sure if you'll get there, or at least when you'll get there.
    Pull a small, light trailer with a Predator 9500 inverter generator.  Kind of defeats the purpose of electric, but not like you would do this very often.

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    In case of a dire emergency I can charge off of any standard 120 wall outlet though it will be very slow. 240 volt level 2 chargers are very common though really meant for over night charging. The key question is if the 150kW DC fast chargers in Hammond and just east of Lafayette are going to be operational. Once I get into Texas they are very common. 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Eoin said:
    @Eoin, it will be an adventure and it has been far too long since my last one. Many new EVs will be available in the next couple of years.
    It's funny, driving an EV now (non-Tesla) is an adventure, like it must have been in the early days of petrol power. You're never quite sure if you'll get there, or at least when you'll get there.
    Possibly part of the challenge.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    I will probably be looking for authentic Mexican( or authentic anything) food rather than just barbecue. Toying with swinging by a couple of places that make my favorite rubs though. Albukirky and Halaal Pitmasters come to mind. 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,620
    I will catch hell on this but I like CHUY’S. IMO really good TexMex. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,620
    Are you traveling with a dog?
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Mickey said:
    Are you traveling with a dog?
    No he is a bad passenger. Maybe he gets a bit motion sick? He will spend the time at a nice boarding facility that I have used before and that he seems to like.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Mickey said:
    I will catch hell on this but I like CHUY’S. IMO really good TexMex. 
    It looks like there is one in Lafayette Louisiana. That will be about where I need to stop for a late lunch anyhow. I like the look of their tortilla soup. anything else there a must try?
  • Great sounding road trip!     While I normally just get in the truck and go (900 miles from F to E) and I rarely stop, there are some good haunts.    @Mickey
    suggests Chuy's...while ok, it's not great Tex Mex IMO but it's easy on the wallet.    There is the obligatory Bucee's for potty breaks/refreshments (and their food is much better than average for a "convenient" store) and you have at least 3 on I-10 in Texas.   

    However for bbq, there is the Burnt Bean in Seguin.

    Plenty of great choices on I-10 while cruising through the Houston area but you mentioned you are trying to not focus on metropolitan areas so I'll digress.

    If you want to get past metro Houston before stopping, check out Kathy's Corner in the Seguin area (it will be on the south side).   Great food, etc but in a pseudo-"convenient store" setting.
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • ^Sorry, Kathy's Corner in Sealy area not Seguin
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • Mickey said:
    I will catch hell on this but I like CHUY’S. IMO really good TexMex. 
    It looks like there is one in Lafayette Louisiana. That will be about where I need to stop for a late lunch anyhow. I like the look of their tortilla soup. anything else there a must try?

    While I am not a fan of their food, its ok, not bad, my wife loves their tortilla soup.  
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,620
    Mickey said:
    I will catch hell on this but I like CHUY’S. IMO really good TexMex. 
    It looks like there is one in Lafayette Louisiana. That will be about where I need to stop for a late lunch anyhow. I like the look of their tortilla soup. anything else there a must try?
    When seated ask for the creamy jalapeño sauce for dip (no charge) and i drink the stuff.  Wife likes soup and the salad. I like the loaded nachos or the Elvis Presley Chicken. 
    Before retiring spent 3 days in San Antonio (best city in our state) eating 100% Mexican food (3 days). Stopped in Austin on the way home at Chuy’s. 
    Lafayette is the halfway point between Salado and Santa Rosa Beach (400 mile point). 
    Normally stay at the Drury Inn as they only charge us $40. for the poodle. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,297
    all i saw in new mexico was strike indicators going under and big fish under navajo dam =) did i miss anything. you cant walk in that river without stepping on a fish
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,588
    Well, did ya stop in Lafayette? Beautiful weather here the last couple of days….and If you went to Chuy’s, you definitely saw the better side of our city
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    October 4th is when I will be there. This weekend I have to take my parents to see my youngest uncle at least once before the brain tumor takes him out. Freaking John Hopkins took five weeks to get the test results back after the local hospital removes nine tenths of the original tumor. Now they are going by the same route to MD Anderson in Houston this Monday for what good it’s going to do.
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,873
    Just ate at Chuys in San Marcos. I agree on the jalapeño ranch, and I’ll add anything with boom boom sauce (spicy queso). They have a smaller menu now due to COVID, my friend from England couldn’t pass up the ‘Elvis Presley memorial combo’

     Chuys is an Austin institution that has spread out a bit.  I also like Polvos if we’re downtown, or Los Pinos if we’re in lakeway. 
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  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 695
    Ocean Springs Mississippi, just East of Biloxi.
    You moved back to Ocean Springs? I think you had been in Hattiesburg for a while? 
    New Orleans LA
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Dondgc said:
    Ocean Springs Mississippi, just East of Biloxi.
    You moved back to Ocean Springs? I think you had been in Hattiesburg for a while? 
    My elderly parents have health issues. I frequently go to Hattiesburg for 2 to 4 days at a time but I still own my house and am in it right now. Fortunately the health issues have slowed down and one of my sisters now has more time to help out.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    This weekend was driving them to see my dad’s kid brother before he goes for 4 weeks of radiation to slow down a brain tumor. My niece took this picture of my uncle and me Saturday.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Btw his XL Egg is in the outdoor pavilion that we had just left. Maybe 100 feet away.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    I have decided to make my first stop in Katy Texas. Any good breakfast spots there? I'll do a search for a hotel reservation a bit latter today . Will be aiming for San Antonio after that. I might go through Midland though it is a bit out of the way.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Okay, is that a charger in Katy? It appears to be a battery buffered charger, probably in an area of less demand. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,542
    I have decided to make my first stop in Katy Texas. Any good breakfast spots there? I'll do a search for a hotel reservation a bit latter today . Will be aiming for San Antonio after that. I might go through Midland though it is a bit out of the way.
    I believe @cazzy lives in Katy.  He should be able to hook you up with a rec.  Better yet, see about securing some of his Que.
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,588
    You can make it all the way to Katy? Also road tripping when Cruisin’ the Coast in town? Man, I’d pick a different week to go!
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    Houston is a 7 or 8 hour trip from Hattiesburg, my uncle is at MD Anderson now. I am a bit closer . I might decide to stop in Beaumont but now way on earth am I stopping in Houston. As to Cruising the Coast it is a coincidence, I didn’t check the date when making my plans, but old gas burners aren’t really my thing. Like a lot of tourists event they can be a pain for locals. Anyhow any later and I could be caught by snow in the Rockies.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,993
    There is a Buc-ees in Katy.  They have everything.  Gas, breakfast, lunch, dinner, good smokers, clothing, whatever.   And whatever you eat there I'd still recommend a stop about 2 hours later - either at Luling City Market (about 15 minutes north of I-10) or Burnt Bean in Seguin.

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,581
    I will put Burnt Bean on the list.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,017
    Houston is a 7 or 8 hour trip from Hattiesburg, my uncle is at MD Anderson now. I am a bit closer . I might decide to stop in Beaumont but now way on earth am I stopping in Houston. As to Cruising the Coast it is a coincidence, I didn’t check the date when making my plans, but old gas burners aren’t really my thing. Like a lot of tourists event they can be a pain for locals. Anyhow any later and I could be caught by snow in the Rockies.
    That was last week.   =).  (Just a dusting, you should be good)
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