Author Topic: Van Horn, TX and its restaurants on the southern tier.  (Read 3003 times)

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Offline Westinghouse

Van Horn, TX and its restaurants on the southern tier.
« on: February 23, 2009, 08:23:41 am »
I always liked Van Horn. Whenever I cycled through there I would lay over at least a day or two and rest in one of their inexpensive motels. However, there is one particularly unhealthy aspect of eating in their restaurants---DYSENTERY; and it wasn't only myself who experienced it. I have read a number of journals written by cyclists who ate there; some of them complained of dysentery. One cyclist was so impaired by it he could not continue his tour. The fact of the matter is I contracted dysentery every time I ate in restaurants in Van Horn, Texas. For what it's worth, I just thought I would pass this information along.

If one can ignore dysentery, Van Horn is actually a nice little town to stop in and rest a while.

Offline umberto71

Re: Van Horn, TX and its restaurants on the southern tier.
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 10:50:38 pm »
I know this is old and I am a newbie, but this cuaght my attention and I thought I would share a tip for all of you out there on the road.

Heavy sulphur content in the water is common in many places in Texas.  Sulphur is a powerful laxative.

It is not actual amoebic dysentary, but the end result is the same in the long run (sorry!)

The writer of this post may have discovered this inadvertantly.