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    We're taking I-10 from Florida to Arizona. We'll be going through all the southern states and want to stop at some of them. We are already planning on going to the big places like San Antonio and New Orleans.
    I want to know if any of you have any advice on places to visit or eat at that is not real far off the interstate.
    I've already googled and came up with places, but I want to know what my ck friends have to say about it.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

    We have driven from Florida to Nevada on US 10. One word of advice, never let your gas tank get below half tank. Some stretches of 10 you can go for absolutely miles and miles without seeing any gas stations. I can't recommend any eateries along the way. Can't remember anything memorable. Just long stretches of nothing. Especially in Texas and New Mexico.

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    • #3
      Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

      if you can, stay a night and hit the riverwalk in SA,lots of stuff to do and eat, lol.

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        Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

        Or just stop off at Tim's.... He'll leave the light on !

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          Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

          lmao jana, i live in waco, not SA.

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            Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

            YES, keep the gas tank at half or more if possible. AND take a ice chest that you can fill daily with ice and water. It can be a very long stretch between stops. And plan time to be able to stop, chill, swim and relax. It will be a very hot trip, and if you can leave early in the AM and stop early I think you will enjoy it more.

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            • #7
              Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

              Stop at Charleston, South Carolina, it is a beautiful town and you won't be sorry.

              You will find many places to eat there.



              K

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                Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                If you enjoy catfish --
                When you are about 40 miles east of San Antonio, take exit 607 (Seguin, Tx) to the right and drive north on Highway 46 about 5 miles toward New Braunfels to the Clear Springs Restaurant. It has the very best catfish and assorted seafood you'll find anywhere. Don't forget to honk & wave as you pass Avery Park Subdivision, I'll wave back.

                When you are at Luling, Tx, stop at Buccee's for some really nice Texas souvenirs. No junk, all quality stuff. You'll start seeing the billboards almost as soon as you leave Houston: Eat Here, Get Gas.

                Have a safe trip.

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                  Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                  Originally posted by TxRogue View Post
                  lmao jana, i live in waco, not SA.
                  How far is Waco from SA?

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                    Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                    Originally posted by janabanana View Post
                    How far is Waco from SA?
                    I am not Tim, but I can answer this one. Waco is about a 3 hour drive from SA, depending on traffic, it could be more like 4 hours sometimes. Getting through Austin can take a long time sometimes. Austin and Waco are located along I-35 , north of SA. Interstate 10 goes through San Antonio, and it would be easy to get off, and visit downtown SA, lots to see and do. Many good restaurants along the river walk.
                    And yes, once you get past Junction on I-10, make sure you keep you gas tank full, long stretches of nothing or very small towns, they roll the sidewalks up mighty early in some of these little places. We made a roadtrip on I-10 several years ago going out towards El Paso, couldn't find a place to eat on a Sunday morning in Alpine, or Marfa, not good.
                    Last edited by Sabine; 06-24-2008, 09:48 AM.

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                      Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                      Speaking of west Texas, not only is gas an issue but lodging is too. There aren't too many choices "out there". We solved that problem by planning our stops with more care than in other parts of the state, calling ahead to the motels and stopping early in the largest town we came to at 5:30 p.m. and there aren't too many large towns either. Don't assume that each town has suitable lodging. Stay safe.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                        A good tip would be for you to stop at the State Welcome Centers and pick up those little magazines that have discount hotel coupons in them. They also have what gas stations and restaurants are at most of the exits. And when you have to go to the bathroom, try to go when you stop at a restaurant or get gas, the rest stops along I-10, especially in the West are NOT like they are off of I-95. Sometimes it's just a port-a-potty sitting all alone in the sun, and I imagine they get pretty ripe. I know one of the magazines is www.roomsaver.com. You can check it out over the internet.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                          Thanks for all of your tips! When we moved from az to fl, we took I-10 for a little while, but then we had to get off of it because it got washed out by the hurricane that came through. We had to go a round about way when we got into Miss. and Alabama. I know all about the long stretches of boredromville around El Paso and NM.
                          We'll be driving a giant Uhaul so it will be slow going for us. I was hoping some locals would have some hidden gems that are not normally known about along that stretch of road.

                          azuacar--thanks for the info on the catfish place!! I wrote the info down..hopefully we'll be able to try it out!
                          Last edited by Isis1; 06-24-2008, 12:28 PM.

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                            Re: Folks who live or been on Interstate 10..question for ya

                            Sonora is about 170 miles west of San Antonio & 2 years ago we really enjoyed the noon buffet at the Sutton County Steak House on the I-10 feeder road. They served hamburger-size chicken fried steaks that were outstanding plus other good entrees. You don't say when you are traveling, but Sonora has its county festival & rodeo on Aug 8th & 9th. Google Sonora Tx for add'l info.

                            The state roadside park between Luling & Seguin is well equipped & well maintained and it has historical data about this area. Also has nature trails & native plant areas. Very nice rest stop.

                            You might also google towns on your route, especially in the lonelier stretches, for local fairs like the watermelon thump in Luling this weekend. It will make your trip less exhausting.

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