Another reason to take the back roads is that when you see a scene like this,
you can pull over.
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These are not the typical Texas Long Horned cattle, but a breed I think were imported from Africa.
Our trip on the back roads from Ft. Worth to Austin, takes us about 30 min to an hour longer....depending how many stops we make :) We do get away from the traffic, huge trucks and boring scenery.