Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Hello?  Hello?  Are you there Minnesota?  Anyone home?  I sure hope the last person to leave the state turned off the lights!  There are many campers, trailers, 5th wheels, motor homes, or whatever you want to call them, on I-35.  By far the largest majority of them are from Minnesota.  We also see many cars loaded down for a three month stay in the south, and many of them are also from Minnesota.  We just figured there was no one left in the whole state!
Is there anything missing from this picture?  Fish houses, maybe?   Some ice?  Maybe a snowmobile or two?
Look!  No snow!  Nothing white as far as the eye can see!
See the flag with one star?  What does that make you think of?  Yup, you're right......
It's Texas!
Texas has a lot of cattle.
Texas has green fields.
Ft. Worth, Texas has lots of traffic.  This was 3:30 in the afternoon.
Remember the song from eons ago?  Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky, and they all look just the same.  There's a red one and a blue one and a green one and a yellow one and they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.  Well, these are big boxes on the hillside and they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.  And they all are the same color too, no red, blue, green or yellow.  Just tan.  Tan boxes.  All alike.  How could you find your own house?
 And did I mention that Ft. Worth has a lot of traffic at 3:30 in the afternoon?

And how on earth do you find which road to drive on?  We made it though, and are almost at Waco.  From there we will turn off I-35 and take a different highway down to Corpus Christi.  We should arrive early tomorrow afternoon.  In time to get a few groceries.  I assume the grocery stores will be closed on New Year, right?


Linda B said...

I wish I was in Texas! I love how you are showing us the scenery with pictures. Thank you!

Marge said...

Just you wait, Linda! I'm going to take you to the beach real soon!


Anonymous said...

You are not kiddding Texas has alot of cattle!!We were there and I kept saying it stinks but Floyd told me that for Texans that is the smell of money!! Arrive safely.

Lisa said...

I bet you found the grocery stores opened on New Years. I am so sorry I missed your call the other day, of course I did not recognize the area code and forgot to check the answering machine. But we will catch up soon and certainly will in real life. have fun and I look forward to many more posting from you!