Daily Archives: December 4, 2021

Happily Ensconced In Texarkana . . .

I had hoped we’d be on the road this morning by 8-8:30ish. Well I guess 8:31 qualifies as ‘ish’.

It was foggy as we left the rig, which morphed into rain spritzes by the time we turned onto US59N just south of downtown Houston. But it cleared up fairly quickly and we had a smooth trip up to Nacogdoches, pretty much the halfway point on our trip.

There we used the facilities, got coffee and gas, and swapped drivers, Jan taking over for most of the rest of the way. Then I took over again about 50 miles out.

We got into Texarkana about 2:15, and headed over have lunch so that once checked into the hotel, we wouldn’t have to leave again. We had heard good things about Naaman’s BBQ, which as luck would have it, was right across the street from our Wyndham Gardens hotel.

And the ‘good things’ were correct.

We both got the small two meat plate, with ribs and brisket.

NaaMan's BBQ 2 Meat Plate

The ribs were great, and the brisket was cut-with-a-fork tender.

And we just had to finish up by splitting a piece of their Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake,

NaaMan's BBQ Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

The place is decorated in a little bit of everything, from ‘50’s diners,

NaaMan's BBQ Dining Room 1

to a fancy dining room,

NaaMan's BBQ Dining Room 2

And the ceiling covered in Christmas Balls was really something.

NaaMan's BBQ Dining Room 3

And now we know where we eating next Saturday when we come back through here on the way home.

Tomorrow: Branson

Thought For The Day:

Law of Close Encounters – The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.




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