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Well, one of these jobs was working in industrial insulation. This included the usual fiberglass stuff plus a product I had never seen before called Kalo. This basically looks like big blocks of chalk in the shape of a pipe cut in half length wise so you can put it around hot refinery pipes and then cover it with a sheet of aluminum. It's pretty messy stuff to work with because much like chalk, you end up covered in white powder. The big ...
... those F-150 pickup trucks. By somewhat exaggerated wild-west analogy: Imagine riding into town on a donkey while the cavalry is chasing down the Wild Bunch on main street. (2) We look tiny compared to all those oil drillers coming out of those F-150s. (3) We look Sun Protection Factor 50 pale compared ...
... return all the way to Odessa before we could turn around. It wasn’t so funny at the time but have laughed and enjoyed the humor of it ever since.
The service station is no longer in business and the buildings have been destroyed. For having once been an oil booming area, the remnants of the service station speak of losses and sadness, perhaps emotional as well as financial. That part was sad to see.
I took a few pictures ...
... I also took a picture of the front grill of the car, that thing is covered with bugs...it looks like a beard.
Not much to see traveling across the Texas desert...abandoned cars, cows, chevy trucks, over the road truckers, refineries, oil pumpjacks and wind turbines. We made it to Pecos TX for the evening. Wanted to go out for dinner for some Texas BBQ but apparently no BBQ places are open ...
We stopped in Pecos, TX which touts itself as the home of the first Rodeo. The countryside is vastly different from the Big Bend country we came from as there are no mountains or hills. This is oil country and everyone around here works for the oil industry it seems. Interesting place and just another short stop along our ...