Texas has a lot of roadside picnic areas on the back roads. Just tables with a awning build in the 30's. Some with rest room and a few with storm shelters. When out riding I frequent them often, stop for a smoke, a bottle of water and a beer. There are times we stop for gas and pick up bread, lunch meat and chips for lunch if there is a roadside park close. It is cheaper and faster to stop and have a picnic. Some roads there are no roadside rest areas, but most have them. But many of the back roads rest areas are not being maintained like in the past. They're not used like in the past. Everyone is using the interstates and major 4 lane highways. I can remember when these 2 lane back roads were the main roads 50 years ago. I live about 400 miles from Ft. Worth, TX and remember when there was nothing but 2 lane roads that went through every little town along the way. You would pull in to a small grocery store with a gas pump or 2 and a one car garage with a mechanic that could do small repairs. You could go back to the meat market in the store and they would make you a fresh baloney sandwich. They would slice the meat and slice a tomato, onion and what ever you wanted. They would cut the meat and cheese as thick as you wanted it. Wrap it in wax paper and we would stop at a roadside park and eat. Just some pleasant memories from my youth.