Across the expansive state of Texas

Trip Start Sep 07, 2013
Trip End Oct 30, 2013

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Hundreds of oil derricks

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I forgot to mention that yesterday we went through Eden.  BUT, no Adam, no Eve, no apple, no snake, so must not have been the place that started all you heathen, sinners, reprobates.  We're still in good stead, so relax.

Man, Texas is one long, big, and in some days BORING state.  Today we saw a bazillion oil field derricks, drilling rigs, transport trucks, pipe supply places, etc.  We also saw, as usual, the terrain continue to change, in some cases, abruptly.  We went from industrial sections, to agricultural sections (cotton fields, soybeans, as far as you can see) to sagebrush, to salt flats, and, of course, dusty, downtrodden, butt-ugly towns trying to eek out a living.

Our whole recent itinerary was designed to see the Carlsbad Caverns, where we're at now.  CLOSED.  Thanks Obama, and all you legislative idiots.  So, we're going to see other interesting stuff around here, and then keep wandering toward El Paso, then Tucson, and then who the heck knows..

We're having a great time, though.  Every day is exhilarating, and no one has gotten punched, yelled at or insulted. Wow, it's sure great to travel with someone with an even temperament, organizational talent, loving spirit, and....(I hate to admit this)...occasionally funny, even though she's a Torgerson.  But I take the prize for off key love songs, and world-class lip flapping.

Over and out.
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Marilyn Constance on

I'll add an "amen" to the lip flapping!

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