OOIDA’s tour trailer has two stops in San Antonio

San Antonio is unique amid cities wherever OOIDA’s tour truck is viewing this year in that it is the only city in which the Spirit of the American Trucker is scheduled for two consecutive stops.

What is far more, the two stops are significantly less than 2 miles from each individual other. When Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, moves from the San Antonio Petro to the San Antonio TA, he’ll be equipped to consider the frontage highway all the way.

Osburn and The Spirit are scheduled to be at the Petro on Feb 16-18. The San Antonio Petro is at the Ackerman Road exit from I-10, Exit 581.

The Spirit is scheduled to be at the San Antonio TA Travel Heart on Feb. 19-21. It is at the Foster Road exit from I-10, Exit 583.



The Petro has 250 parking spots for tractor-trailers and the TA has 258 parking spots.

Streets are a mess

Texas is not suited to chilly temperature, Osburn stories. President Joe Biden permitted Texas’ crisis disaster proclamation on Sunday.

The Countrywide Climate Provider issued a wintertime storm warning for the Houston-Galveston and Austin-San Antonio areas this morning.

On Monday morning, the temperature was 13 levels in San Antonio. Generally, the reduced in February is 46 degrees, in accordance to Present-day Results Temperature and Science Specifics. San Antonio highways had been shut simply because of ice on Sunday.

In this article is a map of San Antonio highway closures from the Texas Section of Transportation. A crawling information banner on the web site warns that webpage loading may be slower since of amplified desire. The Texas DOT operates the Generate Texas web page to display freeway problems throughout the condition.

Decide Roy Bean

On the way from the OOIDA’s tour trailer’s stop in El Paso, Texas, to Laredo – the two stops prior to San Antonio – Osburn visited the Choose Roy Bean Customer Middle in Langtry, Texas. It is on Condition Loop 25 just off U.S. 90. It is an effortless prevent to make and there is the Lillie Langtree Ice Cream Parlor there to boot.

Judge Bean became famed for administering tough Wild West justice. Bean held court in his saloon, the Jersey Lilly, which he named for a British actress who occurred to have the similar very last name as the founder to the city although they ended up not associated, according to an account at Atlas Obscura.

Decide Bean’s name was burnished in a 1972 film, “The Existence and Occasions of Decide Roy Bean” that starred Paul Newman as the judge. There also was a syndicated television collection titled “Judge Roy Bean” in the 1950s.

Bean died in 1903. Right here is a remembrance on Historical past.com.

The Texas Section of Transportation maintains the Judge Bean rest prevent in Langtry.

Parking's easy at the Judge Roy Bean rest stop in Langtry, TexasSigns make it easy to find

Stop by when you see The Spirit

If you see OOIDA’s tour trailer, cease by and say hi there to Osburn. He enjoys viewing about the Association’s pursuits and recent difficulties. He commonly has copies of Land Line Magazine to hand out. You can be part of or renew your OOIDA membership for $10 off the regular price there. Cost-free face masks are accessible for anyone with a industrial driver’s license at The Spirit. You also can get kinds for motorists without health-related coverage to get flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccine vouchers at The Spirit.

Immediately after San Antonio, The Spirit is scheduled for Texas stops in Beaumont, Hillsboro, Carl’s Corner and Terrell.

In this article is the routine for The Spirit. LL