I stopped and changed the inner tube on the front wheel of the buggy. Blowouts from vehicles are common on the road, and debris is usually left behind. Small metallic wires litter the roadside. They can puncture a traveling tire.
Easy pulled over and gave me a bottle of water! He works for the county and was spraying herbicides along the roadside.
Later that afternoon, he pulled over again to check on me! He let me fill up my water bottles with ice cold water from his cooler. I was really thankful. We talked for a bit about where I was from and where I was headed. He told me he would keep an eye on me.
Sheriff Deputy Marty came by to check on me, he gave me some water! He was a good man. He headed east.
It was getting dark. I had planned on visiting a church and asking for permission to camp, but there was an actual campground in town. It was fairly priced, I decided it made more sense to head there.
I entered Fort Clark Springs, a gated community in Brackettville, Texas. Security gave me a map to the tent campground. I trekked the two miles to it. There was a sign for a gas chamber that wierded me out a little.
I read another sign and it made more sense. Friendly people in golf carts smiled and waved. There were palm trees. It was a nice place. I made it to the campground, set up camp, and quickly fell asleep in my hammock.