Real big. We foolishly drive all the way across it. Not in one day, but close. Day 3 was spent driving from Beaumont (just inside the eastern border) to Austin, then to San Antonio. Day 4 was San Antonio to Las Cruces, NM, quite a long drive. There is almost nothing in between San Antonio and EL Paso, on the western border. We stopped at several rest stops, both to rest and to take loads of pictures.

It's not often you see pay phones these days. The West Texas rest stops also had wireless internet connections, but they were a bit flaky (thus, no rest stop posts).

The coming storm aka Bertram at the rest stop.