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I forgot to tell you, I write comments on each picture, for the most part, if you watch the slide show you will not see my crazy comments.....so click on the first picture and then just go from there to the next one and you'll see my descriptions of the pictures. Format has changed since the last time we used this travel pod.
We woke up early to leave but there was a bad storm coming so we packed up and decided to ...
We left the picturesque Texas Hill Country for the rugged beauty of the Texas Panhandle Plains -- we now have big skies, big winds, scrubby mesquite trees, and lots of cacti. While driving from Mineral Wells to Colorado City yesterday we passed many big windmill farms (why not? -- the wind never stops blowing here!), oil wells, cattle ranches, goat farms, and cotton fields. We just about hit a wild turkey at 70 ...
... I can believe it! We found the cache without too much trouble (see pics) than back tracked a ways and headed North again and I kept seeing wind generators for at least another half hour. You can read about the CAA here: Cache Across America - Texas . (click on the little box).
Tomorrow we head for Lubbock and the MegaEvent
... like this is quite an elevation change!
According to the historical markers, it was a much larger town in the past. There aren't many houses left here now. The rv park is where the town bank once stood. The owner manged to save the bank steps. The post office is next door, so I guess you could call this area the downtown of Hermleigh.
Surrounding the town is ...
... the house while a making a good meal!
On our trip back
down to Central Texas, we pass through the land of the giants, the
massive fields of wind generators. At night they are quite a sight with
their blinking eyes in unison across the horizon making you think your
eyes are playing tricks with you but then you realize what you are
In the early morning we were lucky enough to watch
the sun ...