Eastland, Texas home to Bryan/College Station, Texas
Miles Driven Today:
245 miles
Total Miles of Trip:  
6,407 miles
Hours on the Road:  
8:00 hours
Started At:  
8:00 am
Stopped for the Day:  
4:00 pm
Driving it Home
   Our daughter Jennifer and her husband, Ross Lilleker, had called to meet us in Caldwell (about 25 miles from home) for an ice cream stop and to accompany us back into Bryan.  Surprisingly, Ross waited until after he had finished his ice cream before he started inspecting the car.  He had rebuilt the engine for Bruce Campbell when Bruce was restoring the car and was happy to see that it has the power that it does.
   When we pulled in the driveway, our daughter Tricia Barron was waiting for us.  Tricia closed up her apartment and she and her dog Myers stayed in our house for our entire time we were gone, taking care of our dogs, our home, and our apartments and tenants.  I could not have taken the trip without Tricia’s help in taking care of all the details of my life here at home.  In addition to Marian Rose, who joined us one month into the trip, we have a yellow lab puppy named Buddy.  We are hopeful that one day he will be well-mannered enough to ride in the T but, right now, he has to grow up a little.  
  We want to thank all of you who followed along on our journey from Alaska to Texas.  Thanks especially to those who wrote to tell us you were reading, offered a suggestion, or just wished us well.  It has been fun for both Ben and I but we are looking forward to being home for a while.  We hope that our trip might encourage you to get out a little more in your Model T and take the backroads.  Like our friend Bill Howell says “Model Ts:  Half the speed, twice the fun.
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On The Road Again
Yellowstone then Home
   Home!  After 6,400 miles in 45 days, we are home tonight.  It has been a wonderful trip.  We’ve met some interesting, entertaining, and supportive people.  We’ve seen some incredible scenery that takes your breath away.  We’ve gone from cold to heat in the time of one afternoon.  And tonight, our new 1926 Touring car is parked in our garage and we will be sleeping in our own bed.
   The day started early, with us on the road and moving by 8:00am.  It was already hot - it doesn’t cool down here at night - and the road we had chosen was busier than we expected.  We decided to take TX 36, angling across the state from Eastland toward home.  That would keep us out of many of the larger communities like Waco and bring us into Bryan on our side of town.
   The scenery on Hwy 36 was pretty typical for August in Texas, brown, flat, and dry.  Most of the crops have already been harvested and the dried stalks are still in the fields.  The cattle huddle under the trees for shade.  It is hard to believe that, only two days ago, it was cold where we were.
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Pastures in our area were surprisingly green for August
Day 57 -Thursday, August 19, 2010
Getting to Anchorage
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Home! Eight weeks after leaving our  home and after 45 days of
These cows are smart enough to find a shady spot on a hot after
Every good Model T Tour includes ice cream!  We met with our da
Ross wastes no time in giving  the T a thorough physical exam.
Ross, Jennifer, and Ben discuss T’s and touring at the Dairy Qu
Ross and Jennifer in their yellow roadster and Ben and Marian R