"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, January 10, 2016

South, by Southwest


We had one other nice day at Crane’s Mill park before the rain settled in.  We decided to just do a drive through the neighboring hill country.  It is beyond description some of the homes you see being built in this area.  I didn’t take any pictures, but I don’t think Hollywood has anything on the rural area between San antonio and Austin.

We found ourselves close to a renowned tourist destination, so decided to stop for a break.

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Not much to it, but since Willie and Waylon made it famous back in the early 70’s, folks have been stopping by, having a beer or two, and listening to music from the stage.

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Lots of license plates everywhere, even in the john.

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We met some folks from Hawaii.  That’s him in the tank top and Wanda in the jacket.  Go figure.

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Lots of sleepy, one eyed cats around, too.

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Back at the campground, this was our neighbor.  They stayed parked like this for three days.  My acd, odp, whatever; was giving me major problems.  Just wanted to go over and ask if they needed any assistance.

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We were watching the weather in New Mexico and Arizona pretty close.  With a forecast of rain, snow, cold, and wind, we decided on a change of plan.  The Big Bend area had a great forecast for the next week, so we headed in that direction.  Big skies and sunshine.

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Also home to a few broken dreams.

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View from our campsite this morning.  We’ll be here a while.

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  1. So sorry we didn't get to meet while you were at Canyon Lake. Hugs to Sally. Looking forward to your posts from Big Bend.

  2. Looks like a great spot. Enjoy the sunshine and warmth. It's cold back home!

  3. So wonderful to discover you are still blogging!

    I couldn't keep the lights out on mine either. It's a fun addiction, isn't it?

  4. Wonder where the bed is located in that heading downhill trailer--wouldn't want to sleep with my head downhill! No, it's not very warm in AZ this year!

  5. Big Bend :) Looks toasty there...hated to miss that Casita rally there a few years back! Enjoy the warmwr air...chilly in AL!!

  6. Big Bend :) Looks toasty there...hated to miss that Casita rally there a few years back! Enjoy the warmwr air...chilly in AL!!

  7. Still pretty chilly in the southern end of the high desert, but I have had my pincushion flowers blooming all winter! Hope you find some agreeable weather in Big Bend and on you travels westward.

  8. It's so nice to be able to just follow the sun, and not sleep at an angle. ;)

  9. Finally able to catch up on my "favorite" Blogs...No computers for a while....appears you are enjoying the Adventure and wish I could join you Guys in Big Bend...great time of year...and you'll probably have the place pretty much to yourself....take care of yourselves...like Janis said, right now I'm living vicariously....Happy Trails,,,Horst sends

  10. I was a bit surprised how small Luckenbach was the first time we went there. Thanks for the revisit:)


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