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10-06-2008, 10:12 PM
We currently have three members of the writer's think tank. I will use this space to promote the group and also to occasionally request factual information of places around the world.

Request one.... I am thinking of writing a story which centres around the truck stops in and around Texas USA. Can anyone give me factual details of locations of two of these truck stops and also a general description as to their appearances.

Many thanks in anticipation.


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10-07-2008, 03:46 AM
Niteowluk, are you planning to have the truckstops be the modern type (well-lit, with showers, etc., for the drivers) or the more old-fashioned run-down establishments?

10-07-2008, 08:24 AM

For the purposes of the story, a more run down seedy type of place would be excellent. thanks

08-04-2017, 12:53 PM
I used to live in Texas and there was one of those seedy truck stops by where I worked. Basically there was the original shitty building then over the years someone added a shitty expansion and then another shitty expansion. The original building was just a gas station that sold smokes, sodas, legal uppers, and porn. The second expansion was them adding more gas pumps outside, a long, dark hallway leading to the extra bathrooms and showers. Imagine mildew as wallpaper. The third expansion was a greasy spoon resturant farther down the hall with sticky table tops and a bar. It would attract "Lot Lizards", basically prostitues that would blow a trucker in the cab of his truck while he ate he sloppy cheeseburger and it was a big deal if the trucker had a cab with a bed in it. The lizards would take cash or for a ride. Oh, and a lot of amphetamines sold. Plus, it's Texas so the original building, the original gas station, sold bad-ass T-shirts with skulls and confediarate flags on them.

08-05-2017, 09:38 AM
Many thanks Muhabba. Your information was exactly the type of place I was hoping to be able to describe.

08-05-2017, 10:50 AM
Glad if I can help.