In the first installment of Adventures with Cordy, half of the fearsome foursome were on their way to Texas to pick up a dynamic duo before taking off on a major road trip.
Below is the entry written thirty-two years ago today:
September 9, 1976 (Thursday)
The first leg of the trip was concluded as the travelers reached Kingwood about 5:30 P.M. In order to avoid heavy traffic of Houston, Jack elected to come by F.M. 1960. This appeared to be a back road used by farmers to transport their milk, eggs, and produce to market. Unfortunately this little back road has been discovered by others. At least ten thousand people were on hand to greet Doris and Jack on their arrival to the Houston Area, many of them eager to get home to their smiling wives, happy children and dry martinis, were not in the best of moods. This "back road" did not turn out so good, however Cordy pulled them through.
So this entry confirms that my grandparents made it safely from California to Texas. It's funny to read Lynn's light sarcasm about FM 1960. It seems that road has always had traffic. It probably did so even when it really was a "Farm-to-Market" road, as the FM indicates.