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Guatemalan road trip - Need suggestions for the Texas segment

rworange | Aug 19, 200910:23 AM     18

I'll be driving from the SF Bay Area to Guatelmala and would like some suggestions for the segment driving route 10 in starting in El Paso to San Antonio, route 37 to Corpus Christi and route 77 to the Mexican border.

Here's the info:

- The closer to the route the better

- We like anything as cliche as that sounds

- We will be in travel clothes, so dress up places probably are places we wouldn't go

- This trip will take place anywhere from October 2009 to April 2010 and we could hit any town on any day.

- I have no say ... none ... in the route

My husband is Gautemalan. I'm adopting his children and it depends on the US and Guatamalan governments at this time as to when those papers go through. No kids on way down. Three teenagers on the way back up.

Of course, the objective is to get there and back ASAP, so unless something is amazing I wouldn't want to get too far off the main roads.

While my husband and his family have taken this drive a number of times over the years, one side of his family are NOT Chowhounds. Cheap Chinese or other buffets are their idea of good eats. I don't want to spend this time eating in 7-11 type of places or fast food.

My husband's and his side of the family have the tastebuds and he has enjoyed being introduced to delicious food outside of his culture ... he particularily enjoys excellent baked goods.

For the Texas segment I would particularly be interested in great barbeque along those roads. However, nothing is ruled out.

Please, please don't abandon me to KFC on this trip.

Because of the fluid time line, anything would be fine ... special festivals, fairs or markets that have great food and are a quick stop. Any time of day.

Deliciousness first. Proximity next. TIA.

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