"The 1911 Texas & Pacific Railway Passenger Depot has stood at the south end of Market Street in Baird for over a century. It is a grand reminder of the railroad era and a rare survivor among stations of its design in Texas. The facility has been completely restored. The museum, chronicles transportation in Callahan County from cow trails to the railroad, to the first real interstate highway in the country. The T&P Depot Visitor Center and Transportation Museum are managed by Baird Chamber of Commerce, open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m."
I'm on my way North, I left San Antonio on Monday afternoon.
Thought I might stay at an RV park in Baird, but it was just a small, dusty town. I did stop by the RR depot to get a few pictures. Drove around the small downtown area, most of the shops were boarded up, not much to see. The RV park was ok, set up behind a motel, it looked neat enough, but only a few rigs were there. There was a lot of dust swirling around, probably due to the lack of any landscaping.
Anyway, I decided to continue driving west and ended up at the Abilene KOA. Neat and clean and no dust storms. I could have saved about $10 by staying in Baird, but thought it was best to stay at the KOA. It was too hot (needed the A/C today) to even think about Walmart or Cracker Barrel, although they were both right on I-20.
Northwest TX is hot and dusty. 87* at 9pm Monday
Fuel prices: Universal City, TX .... $3.689
Abilene, TX.............. 3.579