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Old 07-14-2021, 10:49 AM   #15
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Unless a federal court has ordered you to Austin, there is no reason to stop here. The crime rate is through the roof and bad brisket is no reason to put your life in danger.
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RELAX!!

We drover our 70 feet of rig & toad all throughout the Houston, Dallas, FW, and Austin freeways. IT’S NOT A PROBLEM!!!

Slow traffic is the least of your worries. You should be MORE concerned with the idiot truckers and punks that love to blow past you at “plus 40mph” and then cut you off.

I even loved jumping onto the Expressways…who cares if it cost money…it was like our own private road!!
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:12 PM   #17
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If you are heading to Austin I would say skip Houston entirely, take TX105 from Beaumont to Brenham TX (2 miles shorter drive than taking I-10, most of TX 105 is 75 mph speed limit, mix of 2 and 4 lane highway, only real slow down is dealing with traffic in Conroe. Then US 290 from Brenham to Austin. There are of course a few 2 or 3 traffic light towns along the way that may also slow you down a little, but not too much.
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As stated about that a good route. You want to stay away from I-10 west of Brookshire, it is under construction to almost Columbus.

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Unless a federal court has ordered you to Austin, there is no reason to stop here. The crime rate is through the roof and bad brisket is no reason to put your life in danger.


LOL. Good one. I lived in ATX in mid 80’s. Every time i go back it saddens me somewhat.
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IF (yes, IF) driving through Houston, just stay on I 10 and avoid rush hour.
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I am still trying to understand how you avoid rush hour in Houston. I remember driving from South Houston to Shreveport 35 years ago on a Sunday morning, I would have swore it was rush hour at that time of the day going though Houston.
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I-10 from mid morning through early afternoon you can usually drive 80mph and you will still get passed.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:55 PM   #23
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Headed to Austin Texas from Florida (final destination Loveland,Colorado) and riding I-10 (Ugh). I know I-10 is bad but hating the thought of trying to get through Houston with a 5th wheel. Is there any point to taking 610 bypass to keep from having to go through downtown? I'm looking forward to this almost as much as gong through Atlanta (rather hit my foot with a hammer).

Any thoughts, insights, better ideas from you seasoned travelers???
Take the Grand Parkway, it's the third outside loop and will skirt the entire downtown area and traffic is till reasonable during rush hour. You can then exit for Highway 290 which will take you all the way to Austin, which has worse traffic than Houston.
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Now Franklin's brisket is not bad at all.
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Iron works bbq is also very good
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Kat's BBQ In Santa Fe TX

If you are going to spend some time in Houston - and want good BBQ - Go to Kat's BBQ in Santa Fe TX. Be there early cause he sells our early and refuses to cook more than he does currently - even though he could sell every bit he could cook....

The address is 3813 FM 646 N, Santa Fe

Parking is available in the back but will require some backing up to get set up to leave.

As been said already - I -10 west of Houston is a total mess right now - much better to take 290 to Austin. Gets you closer to Lockhart TX.....good BBQ there

One must plan your trip through Texas based on where the good BBQ places are located....otherwise you just missed the real Texas.....IMHO

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Finding good BBQ in Texas is not hard as you are almost never more than an hour or two drive time from very good to great BBQ and if you need a snack in between stop at a Buc-ees where you can find surprising good BBQ for gas station food.
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SC to TX

Taking our Newmar DS to Sequin, TX in January...
Looked at I-20 & I-10 routes...
Atlanta & Houston worried me also...
There is a Buc-ee's just East of Houston, we plan to do an overnight there on Saturday night & buzz through Houston around 10 am on Sunday...
Great gas prices also...
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