Friday, March 5, 2010
Travel Day Through Constant Change
Since yesterday ended with 77 degree weather I opted to wear my new blouse, a flimsy, feminine Christmas gift from my sister........well it was overcast and around 55 and windy all day, so I froze. We decided to take Farm roads today as much as possible and for the first 70 miles or so, headed toward Waco, we were able to do so. Traveled through the Ranchland Country noticing the fields that had been prepared for planting and those being irrigated since they had already been. There seems, at least for now, no lack of water, unlike the Texas farther West.he Planting takes place on the flats while the hilly areas are left to brush and grazing beef cattle, sheep, goats and llamas. We passed through towns of not much left---and read the historical signs. At the end of the 70 miles we came to the metropolis of Goldthwaite, where we got nickels from the bank, gassed up and had lunch. I opted for a bowl of chicken noodle soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. As we moved into Hill Country Gringo Bill played Clint Eastwood in the Good, Bad and Ugly. Eventually, we came to McGregor and a turnoff to Crawford--site of the Bush ranch, which we didn't look for---I just wanted to see the town--just like all the rest of the small towns that time has left behind. And then we continued on to another free motel room--this one just simple and clean and comfortable but nothing exceptional. Ordered pizza in and watching TV about Anne Hathaway and her interesting boyfriend, American Greed. Tomorrow The TEXAS Ranger Museum, maybe and then on to Lufkin to my favorite antique emporium in Texas. So for tonight--a great big Texas hug to all from the Tumblin' Tumbleweeds!