Bit of a travelogue, with pictures from the surrounding areas, here.
“when it’s leveled and paved?” Something SueK said over in the comments led me to remember this about the Hill Country of Texas. The hills of Cow Gap stood rugged and awesomeBut you have to have fill dirt when you’re building a roadThe hills of Cow Gap man they weathered the agesGot wiped off the
We caught about 50+ crappie (pronounced ‘croppy’) this morning. We are taking pounds and pounds of crappie fillets back to Mississippi. There is a fish fry in our future. It was a beautiful morning, atypical for Texas this time of year. Started off almost chilly. Met up with the guide at the local gas station
San Antonio was not what I expected. This was not San Antonio’s fault. It was mine. Had I done more research— which is to say any— I would have discovered that SA purposefully turned itself into a convention center. God, there were a lot of people. Everywhere. I was expecting a Texas version of Savanah,
Going to Texas is fun. There are two– possibly three?– Texases. There’s Old Texas like on King of the Hill where the Heroes are straight shooters and put up with a lot of crap but are vindicated in the end. John Wayne’s Alamo. There’s New Texas, a.k.a. Austin which from my point of view, never
with a Variegated Paddle Plant– a transplant (get it?) from Texas to Mississippi. Found at The Natural Gardener in Austin.
I asked that of Kat, Tony & Mr. Big Food this afternoon. Two ‘normal’ people at a Torchy’s Taco truck. [ROTFLMAO] BTW. The fried avocado taco was damn good.
Did you know tamales are a traditional Tex-Mex Christmas dish? Kid you not. They are a bit labor-intensive– but it’s Christmas season! Spend some time in the kitchen with someone you love making a batch of tamales! To the recipe… There are five six seven parts to this recipe. 1) Mr. Big Food’s introduction; 2) sweet chili
Recall, March’s Crappy Old Book of the Month was Anniversaries and Holidays, a Calendar of Days and How to Observe Them (1928). And the first week of March was a Big one for those Texas folks: Texas Flag Day… Sam Houston Day… Texas Independence Day… and Alamo Day. Mr. Big Food’s Dad– a Texan if
Some more thoughts from Mr. Big Food’s Dad… If you never had a dad, granddad or kindly old uncle who taught you how to fish and you want to learn something about fishing…take a look at Take Me Fishing.org… It’s a great place to get information on fishing and boating… top places in your state
This is a Big week for Texans. Unfortunately, not all of it was good. Today marks the end of the Battle of the Alamo. 185 Texans held off over 4000 Mexican troops for 14 days. March 6 was the last. Remember the Alamo.
ALT TITLE: Things you may have missed yesterday whist you were busy contemplating World Peace Alexander Graham Bell born 1847 in Scotland. He invented the telephone in 1876. That’s just crazy, isn’t it? Here’s an update on Texas Independence Day: We Texans can celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2 or March 3…because…while the content
In response to my post on President Houston… this just in from Mr. Big Food’s Dad… Marica— This is actually a “three-fer” in Texas…It’s Texas Independence day, Sam Houston day, and Texas Flag day… Having a “three-fer” of these important days is typical Texas efficiency… Love from Texas, Mr. Big Food’s Dad Now, see, there’s
Portrait by Thomas Flintoff Today is the anniversary of President Houston’s birth in 1793. What’s that, you say? You don’t recall a President named ‘Houston’? That, my dear friends, is because you are not up on your Texas history &/or because you do not have Anniversaries and Holidays (1928) sitting on your desk. Sam Houston was the first
Compiled by John M. Mullen, Mullen Feature Syndicate, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 1936. Realizing that to publish the Story of Texas in narrative form would require a book of many pages, we have chosen, for the sake of brevity, an interesting Question and Answer method… This was the first of many EVENTUAL finds in Arkansas. I
A community of 1096 residents, and just as many ordinances. I’ve never taken the time to ponder this question before, but how many ways are there to explore a place unknown to you? One can consult the expert guidebooks and websites before the trip and plan ahead. (Such was the case with the Ranching Heritage
We made the most of our final day in Lubbock. We saw this, and 47 other structures from the frontier days. We drove out to the east and saw the sorriest looking cotton I have ever seen on our way to Ransom Canyon, where, as at the Heritage Center, there are some interesting abodes. From
“Your kind of town.” What a great day! Wait until you see all of the stuff there is to see in Lubbock County!Guess what Mr. Big Food found in Slaton, Texas? A crappy old cookbook! And… guess what I found? 😉
Lubbock is not set up for pedestrians, which really doesn’t bother me all that much except for the fact that we were pedestrians this morning. So the day begins with contextual griping. But we walked our way to our destination without incident. On campus, we met up with Mike, a dear old friend from Cincinnati.
I’m in the middle of writing up events of the day. 36 hours ago I bought a pack of cigs. I still have some. I know from past experiences on the road, if I don’t record my impressions while I’m on the road, I’ll over-think them by the time I get back to the farm.