Friday, March 12, 2010

Road Trip

I keep meaning to get a new post up and I always have intentions too, but then I get busy working on The Feedstore Chronicles and never get it done. So rather than using a lot of words I'm going to give y'all a story in pictures. All of the pictures were taken by me and were shot in the Texas Panhandle. (the shots can be enlarged by clicking on them)

School is out for spring break and I have a week's worth of vacation so I'll soon be changing my view to this ...


We'll take in the Texas countryside.

Farmland ...

Ranch land ...

Land that serves as both ...



We will cross over rivers that are shy on water, but deep on rugged beauty ...



And red dirt bluffs ...



I'll be sure to turn down the right roads and if we get hungry we'll find an Allsup's to fill up the truck with gas and our bellies with a fried, heat lamp Chimichangas.

We'll pass both the energy sources of yesterday and today ...


and those of tomorrow ...


We'll pass through small Texas towns ...



On the way to our friends' ranch house ...



... which thank God, is more structurally sound than the one above.

And we'll have a great time fishing, hiking, playing cards, riding four-wheelers and conversating over a burger or two and Shiner or three ...


Who knows? Maybe this guy sired the cows that will fill our carnivorous bellies.



Hope you are able to get away sometime soon. But please remember, when you're out there on the highways byways and back-roads it is important to ...

26 comments:

Deborah Elliott-Upton said...

Are we there yet? When are you gonna stop for a bathroom break? What's a cow pattie and are you going to eat one? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Monnik said...

Great pictures! Have a great trip!!

jerseygirl89 said...

What a clever post! Have fun!

Junosmom said...

My mom used to live in TX. I miss how far one can see there. Not like here. In TX, you can see to the end of the earth.

David Cranmer said...

Lots and lots of space and that's one reason I enjoy my sojourns to the Lone Star State.

G said...

Border to border in one week?

Kewl-ness.

Cloudia said...

thanks for the road trip, Trav



Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!


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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have fun and send a postcard!

JenE said...

I married a panhandle boy. He says he knows he's close to home when he can see an Allsup sign.

Cool post.

T. Anne said...

Have fun!~ Looks like it's going to be a great road trip.

Melanie Avila said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Suzanne said...

Love this post Travis. Great pictures. Some may say it's miles and miles of miles and miles. But I think you can into tomorrow from anywhere in the Great Panhandle of Texas!

Lana Gramlich said...

Have a good trip! :)

Phats said...

What kind of cards do you guys play? Euchre?

I can't wait til our spring break!

Avery DeBow said...

Looks like a fun time. I always enjoy a good road trip---the more aimless and pointless, the better.

Frank Baron said...

Sounds like fun. Especially the fishing and beer part. Enjoy!

DrillerAA09 said...

Heat lamp Chimi's! It just don't get no better than convenience store Tex-Mex. Yum, yum. Enjoy the trip.

Erica Orloff said...

FUN!! I love photo essays like this. Have a good time!

WordVixen said...

You are a strange man- most writers post to avoid working on their books! You write your book and forget to post...

BTW- the way I was scrolling, I did not see the picture below this statement "Who knows? Maybe this guy sired the cows that will fill our carnivorous bellies." and thought that it was about your friend that you were talking about sharing Shiners with. Sooooo glad that I scrolled down then.

Phats said...

Picks are up, thanks again for playing :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy trails. Capt. George Travis sails again in Muskoka!

debra said...

Hey--it's a MTM post of sorts :-)

tera said...

One day I'm going to visit Texas. Don't know why, I've just always wanted to.
Your pix look a lot like central Washington, which I have driven through a lot. It's funny how things far away can look like things so close sometimes!

Rick said...

Wait a minute, isn't this post a week old now? Shouldn't you be writing another post now and maybe one more for slacking so much this last month? And no, I'm not trying to distract you from noticing that I've been slacking too, why do you ask?

lyzzydee said...

I love all the road signs, ours are far less interesting !!!

Corrie Howe said...

I lived in Texas during college. My parents lived in Austin and I attended Texas Tech. I was always amazed at all the different terrains I drove through in just one day to go back and forth between home and school. I love the beauty of Texas, all it's different states.