Sunday, January 27, 2008

Movin' the Windy to Bandera

In the next few weeks we'll be enjoying the livin' at the friendly town o' Bandera, Tejas. Always popular for its dude, er, guest, ranches, Bandera has become a great place to park the RV and wander about.

Fotos will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Waelder, Old Moulton, New Moulton

One of several old Victorian homes in Waelder, Tx. Looking a little forlorn, and wearing odd siding, this house barely reflects the charm that must have been evident when it was built. This house was built in Waelder's heyday.

Waelder is just off I-10, west of Houston and it is an example of a town that declined when the interstate highway system bypassed it. A new sign of life is evident in town where a new food processing plant is in operation.

A Baptist church in Old Moulton, TX. The original town was blown away by a hurricane in 1886 (gee, a strong hurricane before global warming). Shortly after the storm, a railroad located nearby, so the town rebuilt on the railroad. This church is all that remains of the original town of Moulton.

Two important bidnesses in New Moulton! Not much of downtown was opened on this Saturday late morning.
A rainy drive back to Houston. Most fitting.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Tejas Hill Country '07 - '08

Campin' in the Hill Country at Buckhorn Lake RV Park near Kerrville, TX. This is the view out the front window. I believe the word is 'bucolic'...

This is the view out the side winder. Ducks are around this park. They were swimming in the stream even when the temperature was below freezing. Tejas has strong ducks.

Home on the range.


The Beast at rest. It was such a hard drive.

I don't care what England sez, 'Stonehinge' is in Tejas. Their's is just a pile of rocks.

I guess evil English lawyers got to the mysterious being who created 'Stonehinge' eons ago, and made the being call his creation 'Stonehenge II'. But I know better. It's a conspiracy.

Texas trailer park.

A winter scene near Gonzales, Tejas.


Some people are never content with the beauty around them. Imagine owning acres in a beautiful Hill Country setting. Why would anyone have the gall to dig up a purdy stream and pile up mounds of dirt? I can only hope this person is making a pond. Of course, it'll be quite a while before this area looks natural again. A shame.