There are not many foreign made cars in West Texas. Asian built cars are a rare bird out here. People buy and drive American made vehicles, preferably pick up trucks. They are proud to be American Texans, flying both flags frequently. Sometimes they still include the Confederate flag. They seem to get along just fine with domestic, although styles are a bit limited. There is still a lot of regional variation in the United States. McDonald's and Starbucks have not completely homogenized us yet!
I was again off with the sunrise today; not to escape a dive motel, but to attack a long, hard day. The big climbs came after 70 miles, when my legs were exhausted. I had to stop and rest several times. My map showed a store and gas station where I planned to reprovision. Unfortunately, it had closed long ago leaving me seriously short on water. These are wide and empty Texas expanses devoid of supplies. But the story had a thirsty, but happy ending. I am bedded down in the Wayside B&B where the owner has offered to put me up gratis to contribute to the cause. It is a beautiful place.