The picnic areas remind me of my childhood. We traveled many times across the state to visit my grandmother in east Texas and would stop at these places to eat or get out and play. This was before drive-thru fast food places and huge gas stations and interstate freeways. I have one vivid memory of me standing on one of the picnic tables as my mother laid out the food.
It surprises me a bit now that the picnic areas are still used, considering there are many more modern alternatives to these simple pullovers by the side of the highway.
|Picnic area between the two sides of a divided highway.|
|Picnic areas have plenty of nice trees for shade.|
|Most of the tables are solid older ones made of brick and concrete.|
|This area looks out over a retention pond.|
|This little picnic area is just a little pullover on the side of the highway.|