Hi folks, hope all is well, plenty hot for me now, hope your not getting over heated, it can happen before you know it, so stay hydrated. T...
My good friend Jeff, and I about 12 miles north of Hiway 90 at the last washout on Pandale road, it took about 45 minutes to maneuver t...
This is what we first encountered when we left the river crossing, no barricades, or anything to indicate the road was washed out,. ...
Hi folks, just a minute to post, will try to again sooner than later. Just a few from the Pecos river crossing area on Pandale road south o...
Howdy folks, been gone a while, but busy, was here last few days, just a few to say hello and I'm back.
Whitley canyon at the ranch 9/4 16. The water was 8 or 10 ft deep, about 150 to 200 yards wide and scrubbed the canyon c...
Just a note to check in, all is well here, hope it's that way at your place. Went to the movie theater yesterday with Patti to see t...
Had to go to Brownwood, last weekend and buy a car for my daughter, who is having a hard time with cars these days, seems like when it rain...
I'm getting tired of this, but, it is what it is, someone has to do it, so I guess I'm elected. Our new hire should be here in a wee...
Just a note to say howdy, few photo's of Marathon. All is good here, guess you saw the news on the Hot Air Balloon ...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
HE'S A DANGEROUS MAN
This is at the roadside rest stop a few miles south and west off of I-10, on old US290, the road that you used before I-10 was built. I have an old photo of my mother holding me setting on that rock wall on the right of the second photo when I was just a baby in 1953 I think. This is a panoramic view of the Pecos River Valley approaching the town of Sheffield Texas. There is an old Army post center right of the second photo, Fort Lancaster, worth a few minutes of your time to stop in, if you get out that way.
Cary and I decided that since we had not been out to Big Bend TOGETHER since cars still had carburetors on them, it was time to go.
One of the good things about west Texas is that, without the growth you see here in the Austin area, things don't change much. Nothing around this rest area has changed that I can remember in 50 years or so.
Cary and I always used to go out there every year in the spring, stop at this rest area, and make breakfast on and old Coleman stove, before we went on to the park. This time, we took my old smokey out, loaded it with charcoal, and made Elgin sausage for a snack before we left.
Patti had surgery this morning at 8:00am, for problems brought on by her chemo and radiation due to breast cancer. The doctor said she was a 'real trooper', and came through it very well, she is asleep now and resting, and I am the 'Nurse' till she feels better, I hope in 12 hours or so.
I am a truly blessed man.
Thanks for checking in.
ps, we were stopped by the Pecos County Sheriff, right after we crossed the Pecos river down below, I'll make a comment on that soon.